A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-One-of-these-things

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We ‘met’ Limpy, the lioness in 2013…

Within twelve months Limpy had to

be euthanised due to illness.

 

We met and walked with Sita in 2012.

We were also saddened to hear of her passing last year.

After living on a farm most of my life I had quite

a few pet dogs, working companions,

which I grew to know and love.

However, there was always that day around the corner

when your favourite mate was no longer there.

No matter how good your dog was,

there was always a youngster in training.

It is simply one of those things known as

the circle of life.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: One-of-these-things

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Awakening

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Awakening

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While in Europe, no matter where we were,

upon awakening each morning… 

  we seemed to be face with

crowded footpaths or roadways.

 

I often  wish we had been in our cabin,

just stepping out for breakfast to greet our passer by.

And this is the awakening I will remember

for the rest of my life.

Only light from our tent illuminating

this visitor to the waterhole.

And he was very close.

Not much if any zoom used.

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-April-Words2018

 

 

April Words 2018

Tough selection this month 🙂

Just before the sun peeped over the horizon.

It was worth the drive and early rise

to see Dawn break.

 

Clouds form when airborne water vapour

Condenses unto water droplets or ice crystals.

Rain occurs when warmer air is cooled.

Warmer air holds more water vapour and

when cooled this vapour condenses to water

and rain occurs.

Something that has not happened

frequently enough  this year.

The best I can do for Coalescing

is the merging of the Treur and Blyde Rivers

at Bourke’s Luck Potholes

in South Africa.

Closer to home are some verdant paddocks

under an early morning fog.

I had a long think about Sempiternal and

the only thing I could think of was time.

It will probably be everlasting in our lifetime

and it seems that no matter whether

looking forward and back

we can measure time.

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Thursday’s Special: April-Words-2018

Tuesday-PC-Wk103-Future

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Tuesday Photo Challenge

Future

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During our first safari in Africa…we all agreed that without the animals…

Africa provided very little to see

that we could not see at home.

Or at least in other closer countries.

I firmly believe that the future of

African tourism (at least) lies with

these babies of their species.

Giraffe and Elephant…Botswana 2014.

Lion Cubs…Greater Kruger National Park…2013.

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Daily Prompt-Churn

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Bourke’s Luck Potholes.

Bourke’s Potholes have been eroded

into smooth cylindrical formations…

by the churning waters

of the Treur River…

where it converges with the

Blyde River in South Africa.

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Daily-Prompt-Warning

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My Foreign post

 

 

Just before dusk one night our driver

rounded a bend in a narrow road and

very nearly ran over Limpy the Lioness.

We were never quite sure had the biggest

shock…Limpy or our driver.

 

After her heart rate slowed a bit she sat down

and let her cubs know to stay of sight,

because there were tourists around.

She was called Limpy because she was lame in

one front foot, however it did not hamper

her when on the kill.

Sadly, Limpy died within twelve months

of these photographs being taken.

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Tuesday-PC-Wk102-Memories

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Tuesday Photo Challenge

Memories

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In 2013, our last evening in South Africa…

 We were taken on an unplanned game drive.

The highlight of the drive was sighting

two lion cubs and their mother.

Cubs sighted us and promptly left mum and came

to within a mere twenty feet from our vehicle

and settled in to watch the tourists

 Twenty minutes and around 300 photos later

we had to say goodbye.

However, the memories live on with us each day

as we had one of our photos drawn by

a South African artist and it

now hangs on our living room wall.

A portion of which is posted above.

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