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Back to Botswana for photos

by firelight this week.

Our camp fire at…


LeKhubu Island.

At Moremi Camp.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: By-Firelight

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-December-Words

December Words


  I could not think of anything more…

sagacious . 

This one is the South African Pearlspotted Owl

if my memory and Google research are any good.

     Whether your focus is on the statue

or the wall behind, both are created by

humans but are…non-human      

 

       I have been told that this is not a very good

image, however, I think it

a great (decent??) portrayal,

in  abstract, of a spring downpour. 

The colour may not suit your walls but that

can be fixed with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

    

When we visited Pompeii…      I was expecting see some of

the more iconic remains. 

These plaster cast remains of

the population which lived in Pompeii

were the only ones on display.

 

Call me ghoulish if you wish…

however, in my youth I did want to be

an archaeologist. 

The link below will take you to a

Google search with images which

I had hoped to see of Pompeii’s remains.

Click here to see what I am referring to at Pompeii.

 

Our very own star…

…puts on some stellar performances

at either end of the day.

Here the sun is setting on Namibia

and Botswana’s Chobe River.

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Thursday’s Special: December-Words

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Week 115

Wanderlust

This is a site which stirs the wanderlust in me.

Upon arrival at South Africa’s,

O.R.Tambo International Airport…

it would be easy to say I was overwhelmed

by its sheer size.

 My second Melbourne to London flight in

a Royal Brunei 787 Dreamliner

was as good as the first.

We are now looking forward to a flight

in the Air Canada’s Dreamliner.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Wanderlust

One Word Photo Challenge-Lion

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My

Lion

 Challenge

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A little playful lion.***

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Both lion cubs, lioness and tourists had

twenty minutes of shear joy.

Cubs because they were able to roll in

elephant dung and Mum wasn’t growling.

Mum, because the kids were out of her hair.

Tourists….well need I say more?

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Lion

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Week 114

Isolation

I have been wanting an excuse to use this series

of photos for just over three years.

Now, thanks to Patrick,

I can show anyone who has not been there…

how isolated one could feel at

Botswana’s Lekhubu Island…

which is situated in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

The Makgadikgadi Salt Pan is one of the

largest salt flats in the world.

The pan is all that remains of the formerly

enormous Lake Makgadikgadi which once

covered an area larger than Switzerland,

but dried up several thousand years ago.

Source: Wikipedia

It does not take long to explore this

island in the salt…

 

and just as I was thinking well that’s all there is….

the sun set among ancient baobab trees.

 

 Naturally it had to rise next morning.

And were in an ideal position to capture both events.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Isolation