A highlight of our first African Safari was this.
Tembo was then a six ton,
thirty year old elephant.
When he was younger he became ill-tempered
just after his mother was killed, or died,
and he had killed six hippopotamus.
With this knowledge it did take some courage
to step in under his trunk and tusks.
Never did like this kind of fence.
Quick and relatively east to erect.
Difficult to maintain.
Same applies to this wire netting fence.
‘Although I would love to have watched how
the tree trunk post in the ground.
Definitely hard work.
A few weeks ago…
I posted this image and told how a work colleague said
she would not visit Africa because of scenes like this.
I never did show her this image of
an early morning passerby
taken by the light from our tent
and only a 42 inch high fence between us.
One of our best buys
this drawing of a pair of 6 week old lion cubs
we sighted the last evening we spent in Africa.
We had seen the work of
Warren Dale Carey while in South Africa.
Upon arriving home we contacted him,
sent a photo and this is the result.
The following year an image similar to this
was also turned into a work of art,
both of which now adorn our living room wall.
We felt these were better souvenirs than
many of the regular souvenirs
available at markets and airports.
Birds from Africa and Australia.
Perhaps a Brown Hooded Kingfisher
from South Africa.
This could be a long tailed widow bird from South Africa.
MGW feeding some friendly kookaburras at
Hall’s Gap, Victoria
Commencing with farm fences…
…old farm fences…
…to be precise.
…or at least the top of them.
And this fence was no match for our
friendly inquisitive giraffe each morning.
South African Cape Buffalo.