Lion-Panther Cub and Lower Sabie Magic! Big Baby Five, Part Five

You can always tell when I’m uninspired, or bored, or blocked, because it’s only then that I turn from basic story-telling mode to research mode, which usually then jogs me back into story mode. Today’s dabbling was to Quack the term “Leopard name etymology” because I’ve always been curious that “leo” is a lion, and … More Lion-Panther Cub and Lower Sabie Magic! Big Baby Five, Part Five

Four Nipples, Five Cubs? Tired Lioness: Baby Big Five, Part Four

Have I mentioned how lucky we were during our trip to Kruger National Park? We not only saw the “Big Five” but the “Baby Big Five” as well. But it almost didn’t happen. We were happy with our trip, even though we had not seen any cheetah and only a couple lions at a distance … More Four Nipples, Five Cubs? Tired Lioness: Baby Big Five, Part Four

You Big Baby! (Five): Part One

First, Congratulations to Valentine Logar, who wins the Rhino Bookmark from last week’s contest! Valentine, please message me via Facebook or email me at marla at marlasinkdruzgal dot com with your mailing address. As I promised you earlier when I was posting about our “Big Five” sightings, this week is dedicated to the “Baby Big … More You Big Baby! (Five): Part One

Something Happened on the Way to Kruger

If you don’t like the scenery in South Africa, just drive a little while. It will change. We were on our way to Kruger National Park, passing endless veld fires (pronounced “felt” fires for American ears), on flat or barely undulating hills, through crowded towns and littered settlements. At one point we were driving through … More Something Happened on the Way to Kruger

This is Not the Elephant’s Child

Maybe an uncle. A very large uncle. Thought you would enjoy some photos of our recent adventures here in South Africa. These are from The Elephant Sanctuary in Hartbeespoort Dam, South Africa. Driving to the elephant sanctuary, I was naturally thinking of The Elephant’s Child by Kipling. The sanctuary didn’t have any baby elephants while … More This is Not the Elephant’s Child

My First Rugby Match: Be Still My Beating Heart!

*Warning: Today’s post contains implied foul language* Uh oh. I’m in love. (No, not with this guy, although I took his photo because I think I recognized him as a super-fan from a promo of Blue Bulls fans.) Not even with these guys… Nope. I’m in love with the sport itself. Don’t get me wrong. … More My First Rugby Match: Be Still My Beating Heart!

The World Through Your Eyes (Weekly Photo Challenge)

I haven’t done the weekly photo challenge in awhile, but when I saw the theme, I knew the photo I wanted to post. What caught my attention first was the man walking across the top of the billboard. I then noticed the contrast between the advertisement and the people below. I had only one chance … More The World Through Your Eyes (Weekly Photo Challenge)