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Google will tell you that

Botswana’s Lekhubu Island

was once surrounded by water and… 

 …may have looked something like this.

In 2014, however, it was a bare salt pan

devoid of…

 

…of much plant life and even less animal life.

 

Our little island in the desert was

surrounded by nothing…

…almost as far as the eye could see.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk231 – Nothing

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Desolate

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desolate

(of a place) uninhabited and giving
an impression of bleak emptiness.

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After spending a greater portion of our day

driving over narrow bush tracks, followed by…

…several traversing Sua (Salt) Pan

which is part of the

Kalahari Desert’s,

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans,

we finally arrived at

our destination….Lekhubu Island.  

To describe Lekhubu island as ‘desolate’ would be…


…an understatement in my opinion.

The island’s greatest feature was/is its ancient baobab trees…

 

…which at sun down provided a beautiful natural frame.

Up early next morning to capture a sunrise

and another silhouetted baobab tree.

It may have appeared desolate and amenities,

in 2014, a bit primitive,

but it was certainly

a worthwhile experience.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Desolate

FOWChallenge-Fiction

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fiction

literature in the form of prose, especially novels,
that describes imaginary events and people.
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As you can see from some

of the titles in my library

…I am a hard core fiction reader.

Fiction based on fact and fiction set

in a place I have visited or lived near

add to the genre’s enjoyment. 

I read for enjoyment

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:   Fiction

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FOWChallenge-Publish

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publish

prepare and issue
(a book, journal, or piece of music)
for public sale
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Perhaps not for public sale

(although I would be happy to sell copies)…

…I have prepared for our own memories

several coffee table books about

our recent travels.

 

Lekhubu Island.

 

Botswana’s Khama Rhino Sanctuary

is home to more than rhinos.

 

 

An abundance of wildlife in the Okavango Delta.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:   Publish

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untaken

* not taken by force; not captured.
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In early morning sun at Lekhubu Island, Botswana,

trying to capture a photograph of the

fast moving small Kalahari Scrub Robin,

was difficult to say the least.

One second it appeared calm.

Then it was off in a flurry of movement and dirt

as it darted away on its next crazy run.

 

After nearly 100 shots I was left with images

of the ground upon which my Robin

was standing a split second earlier

and many others, like this one.

Almost a total miss.

It took patience and perseverance

to capture some half decent images

of my subject.

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Shadows on a church roof in Geelong.

Lift off on our flight over Botswana’s

Okavango Delta

 

 

A Kalahari Shrub Robin casts a morning shadow

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SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Shadows

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LIft off on our flight over

the Okavango Delta.

Shadows on a boabab tree

in Botswana.

 

Made in Victoria.

 

Shadows that are no more.

 

A Kalahari Scrub Robin with an early morning shadow

much larger than the bird.

 

Fog tends to add a grey tone a landscape…

…whether it is a Black and White…

…or colour image.

 

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Finally, the Moorabool Valley in its foggy glory

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Shadows