Another fun photo contest, readers. I thought this was a rather funny photo of a young lion playing in the water on our recent bush walk at Ukutula. Caption this photo and win a lion bookmark I picked up while in The Kruger: Deadline = Friday 04 April 2014 at midnight. Winner will be announced … More Soggy Lion Photo Contest: Win a Lion (Bookmark)
Well, I almost posted this a week ago, but that too-humorous Ned over at Ned’s blog had a post titled That time my daughter found Nemo—then ate him.
Today’s post is a guide for my husband. Knowing how I love birdwatching and the pretty calls of a little bird called a bulbul, he sometimes asks how my day was, followed by “And were there any boerboels on the feeder today, dear?” Boerboel: Bulbul: Part of the difficulty in remembering the names is that … More Help! There’s a Boerboel on my Bird Feeder!
I am a rhinoceros. I realized that just a few hours ago, and I love it! Let’s settle one thing first. If you read that title and in any way think, “Aww, shame” or have any kind of pity that I would think of myself as a rhino, then you and I are different creatures … More I’m Proud to be a Rhinoceros!
Thanks to all of you who entered. I was happily surprised to see how many captions were entered both here and on the Facebook page, so thanks! Kurt was given all captions without names, to pair his favorite with the lion photo. He said it was a very difficult choice, and in the end, he … More Lion Winners…It Was a Tie!
I thought I was being pretty clever the other night. My husband gave me his phone to load photos on the computer. His phone has been quite clogged with a lot of our travel photos that I hadn’t dumped, and he needed more room for photos he needs to take on his jobsite. So as … More Well, The Joke’s On Me…
Let’s face it. There’s nothing light about Russia’s most recent threat to reduce America to ashes. But there is also nothing new, thankfully, and all the blustering leaves ordinary Americans and ordinary Russians scratching our heads and wondering why we can’t just have a cookout (that’s a “braai” for you ZA’ers) with some hot dogs … More Meanwhile Russia Hates America. So Kiss Me, I’m Irish!
Do you know one of those people who have to look good in every photo he/she takes, or won’t put it online? I am not one of those people. Whether it’s a blog, or a social media site, I have acquaintances who post a stream of selfies in which they just “happen” to look their … More Making Sand Angels in the Arabian Desert, Traveling Marla-Style
This is a bit of an odd Manuscript Monday, I’ll admit, but the post is a riff off part of the manuscript in which Kurt and I had some tough conversations on what life would be like without children. As it turns out, my husband is much more comfortable in a life without kids, whereas … More Top 5 Reasons Kurt Needs a New Wife
I hate those quizzes. Have you seen them on social media? Which Downton Abbey character are you? Or, which Jane Austin heroine are you? Which Duck Dynasty star is your twinsie? (Stay with me ’til the end and you can take a quiz to find out which of Marla’s siblings you are…) Then they proceed … More What Literary Character Are You?