From all over this week.

Not sure if this is a ‘tender moment’ or

a power play in the

Chobe National Park,


I choose to believe it is the former.

Mother gently reminding the family to keep up

in Geelong Wetland..

Horse and handler in Victoria,

British Columbia,


My final tender moment at

the Port of Vancouver.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Tender-Moments





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.


Thursday’s Special: December-Words



Cee’s Black and White Challenge:



Wasn’t sure if I had pictures for today’s challenge…and then…

kharma_0024I remembered the temporary loos at

Kharma Rhino Sanctuary in Botswana.

When we visited all public areas were temporary

as the main building had burned down a few months earlier.

The rhinos, and other animals who chose to call the sanctuary home

have a twenty-four hour military guard.

No wonder all appeared very relaxed.

bath-maun_N1765Next we have the outdoor bathroom at tented camp near Maun.

Just right of the photo is the main tent.

Biggest problem with this bathroom was the cold breeze

blowing up through the floor.

I get chilly just thinking about it!

And with no roof…it was a very quick shower.

Although after no shower the night before

and the next six nights with community facilities,

up to one hundred metres from our camp site,

this was heaven.

chobe_1266Then we arrived at Chobe Lodge…

chobe_1267with more room in the bathroom area

than we had in our two person tents.

Oh! The Joy!

At last there was again,

room to swing a cat. 😉


Cee’s Black & White: Bathrooms-Outhouses







Cee’s Black and White Challenge:



Where else to find pictures of cameras and photographers…

camera_0284but on an African Safari.

camera_0269A small video camera

camera_0074Photographers taking photos of photographers.

Photographers with small lenses…

camera_0021and long lenses.

camera_0312The Chobe River provided some with a closer elephant experience.

One of the elephants put its trunk into the boat to

check out the tourists…what an experience 🙂

camera_0305Unfortunately that was not our boat.


Cee’s Black & White: Cameras-Photos-Photographers





Travel Theme-Environment




Travel Theme.


A re-post from the Chobe River in Botswana…


it was magic.

elephants_0059These ellies thought that this environment was better…
elephants_0074while still others had a different idea…
elephants_074about what was a good environment.


Where’s My Backpack?: Travel Theme: Environment





Travel Theme-Energy




Travel Theme.


Our first day on the Chobe River in Botswana

and I managed to capture these shots…

sunset_0910 of our sun, just prior to setting.

sunset_0943This bundle of energy is about to set on Namibia.


Where’s My Backpack?: Travel Theme: Energy




Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Green


My contribution for this week’s

Colour Green



The Chobe River is the setting for this weeks Green challenge.

chobe_0242The foliage along the river contains a variety of shades of green…

crocodile_0314and there are many places where one could pull in a boat

and have a picnic on invitingly, cool, green grass.

elephant_0462You could also cross over to the island in the

middle of the river and enjoy some solitude.

However, on this day you would need to pretend

that seventy other rather large, but polite, visitors were not there.


Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Colour Green