Verreaux’s Eagle Owl and The Kindness of Strangers

I’ve been lucky enough to spot a Verreaux Eagle Owl (aka Giant Eagle Owl) on my own before (see that post here) but I would not have noticed this one if it weren’t for a stranger passing us on a dirt road who flagged us down and told us where to look. By the look … More Verreaux’s Eagle Owl and The Kindness of Strangers

Sugar Cane and… “Sugar Cane”

When I was choosing a photograph to give you today, I decided to focus on what we saw on our recent road trip: Sugar cane. We were passing the fields of Selati Sugar, near the Malelane entrance to Kruger National Park. Depending on which field you passed, the cane was in several stages of growth. … More Sugar Cane and… “Sugar Cane”

A Coalition of Cheetah and a Poesy of Parks’

My husband reminded me that after I posted about the 5 cheetah we saw in The Kruger, I never came back to tell you what a group of male cheetah are called. A “coalition.” A coalition of cheetah. When I first heard the word, I thought our heavily accented guide was saying “a collision of … More A Coalition of Cheetah and a Poesy of Parks’

World Post Day…is On Strike!

Okay maybe not the whole world, but our area of South Africa is into the 3rd month a renewed postal strike which has apparently been in stages of delivery then protest off and on for…3 years!?!?. The love letters I sent Kurt while I was home in Pennsylvania have been in no-man’s land (or destroyed, … More World Post Day…is On Strike!