My contribution for this week’s challenge…
Okavango Delta waters for its lunch.
There are many images of this
white crowned shrike
sitting, flying or landing,
on the Internet.
However, I could not find one with the bird balanced
as precariously as this as it took to flight.
This African Harrier Hawk seemed to be checking
his feet were not attached to its perch…
before launching into flight.
While the above photos were unlikely occurrences
to capture they were the result
of holding down the shutter button in anticipation.
This last photo is much closer to home.
Our back yard in fact about two weeks ago.
I have never seen a bird of prey
kill another bird before.
An African eagle and an
African Starling (I suspect) sharing a tree.
Two giraffes also sharing a tree.
Zebras having a meeting.
A week or so ago, preening seagulls
at Geelong’s Corio Bay.
On Friday I drove up Mount Buninyong,
about a sixty minute drive inland,
and discovered there a two roads.
An up road and a down road.
From Mount Buninyong, two trees were an easy find.
Have just re-read the challenge and realised
that we were supposed to post two different things.
First photo is okay, I think.
So here is Taji and her new toy.
I am told it is a Cong or is that Kong?
breakfast on an annoying mudlark in
our back yard, a week or so ago.
If I had known that it would be photographed
I would have had the lawn mower out to knock over
the weeds that seem to thrive when
other grasses want water.
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.
April Words 2018
Tough selection this month 🙂
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.
is the merging of the Treur and Blyde Rivers
at Bourke’s Luck Potholes
in South Africa.
under an early morning fog.
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.
Tuesday Photo Challenge
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.
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.