Cee-Black-White Challenge-Reflections-or-Shadows


Cee’s Black and White Challenge:

Reflections & Shadows.


A variety of reflections and shadows this week.spoonbill_126

A spoonbill and reflection

boabab_0738Lekhubu Island’s boabab trees in shadow at sunset.

sunset-lekhubu_0766I think the boababs in black and white at sunset,

create a better effect than the coloured version…

sunrise lekhubu_0856and a black and white Lekhubu sunrise is as spectacular.

bird_0008The early morning sun on this Kalahari Scrub Robin

creates a long shadow, at Khubu Island


The sun was getting low in the sky when we flew over

the Okavango Delta and created some beautiful reflections…

okavango-delta_0441and the elephants and trees cast extremely long shadows.


Cee’s Black & White: Reflections & Shadows







Cee-Black-White Challenge-What is Beautiful to You


What is beautiful to me.


 Last year we met Limpy the lioness at Sausage Tree Safari Camp

in South Africa.

At the time she had two six-week old cubs…

Limpy_0494-2and we have watched them grow during the past year

via Facebook posts.

 In early September a Facebook post proclaimed Limpy’s demise.

She had been attacked by other lions and by the time veterinarians

attended her she was in a bad way.

The vets decided that it would be better to end her suffering and

effectively orphaned her cubs.

Fortunately the cubs are nearly old enough

to survive in the wild…we hope.

Limpy-1We all fell in love with Limpy, or maybe, her cubs.

We will always remember Limpy and her cubs as we have had a

picture drawn of the cubs by Warren Cary, a South African artist.

Our picture is also a  black and white, pencil drawing.

It acts a reminder of a beautiful animal, in the wild, and

brings us immense pleasure each time we look at it.

R.I.P. Limpy


Cee’s Black & White: What is Beautiful to You








Travel Theme-Endearing




Travel Theme.


You may be sick of these little fellas…

Cubs_0624however, we will never tire of them, well not for a while.
Cubs_N1472They endeared themselves to everyone…
cubs_0719who saw them that night in October, 2013.

We loved them so much that we decided they would be our

‘souvenir’ and we asked

Warren Carey, a South African artist

to create a pencil drawing of them.

Soon they will adorn our wall.


Where’s My Backpack?: Travel Theme: Endearing







Travel Theme-Simplify




Travel Theme.


Last year we decided to holiday away from cities in favour of the simplicity…

ROAD_0201of wide open spaces…
buuffalo_0202where the buffalo roamed…
impala_0399and antelope played…
ostrich_0422and skies were not cloudy all day.
lions_0888Seldom was heard a discouraging word, in late afternoon traffic jams


The only thing to remind us of home was zebra crossings…everywhere.


Where’s My Backpack?: Travel Theme: Simplify






Wordless Wednesday-Sunset


Some sunset, or may be sunrise, photos.


I added some photos to a camera club exhibition a few weeks ago..
sunset_0340a lioness, her cubs and several other African wildlife photos.
sunset_0348They were different to most of the other photos on display.

These are straight from the camera with only a little tweaking in sharpness.



Wordless Wednesday

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World Cup Rhinos

I cannot be but amazed by these creatures….and amazed further that mankind is doing his best to eradicate them. To, perhaps, paraphrase the song lyrics: “…when will we ever learn, when will we ever learn…”

Fight for Rhinos

Even the rhinos are getting caught up in the excitement of the World Cup!

Gertje playing soccer 2 Gertje at the Hoedspruit Centre.

Gertje playing soccer

baraka decides again Baraka, the rhino ambassador at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, has been choosing the winning team (well sometimes).

baraka decides

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