A few months ago I saw this beautiful photo on Facebook, posted by The SanWild Rhino Sanctuary. I asked them the story behind the photo, and if I could share it with my readers. I knew the next time we went on holiday this would be my mid-week post.
Please enjoy this week’s variety of guest posts I’ve arranged for you while Kurt and I take our first trip to Cape Town. I’m really excited for today’s post. I’ve been planning to post this ever since I met a remarkable man at the gym, Wernher Hartzenberg. I didn’t know his name yet. I only … More Conquering Africa: the ’59 way (by Wernher Hartzenberg)
Well, I can’t top last year’s Halloween post, because really, what tops Bax Vader? (if you didn’t see Bax Vader, please…click here to see Bax Vader.) But I thought you would enjoy this blast from the past. This was our marching band’s Halloween Parade in Marion Center. Can you find me? I dressed up in … More Marla’s Idea of a Desperate Housewife…Halloween, 1988
On our second trip to The Kruger we came across this rock monitor (aka white-throated monitor or legavaan) on a back road in the southwest region of the park. He was less than a meter long, between 2.5-3 feet. He moved faster than I expected, and I it took several tries to get a clear enough shot … More Rock Monitor
This was a muffled phrase heard frequently in the early years of our marriage, as one or the other of us would sneak attack. It’s been a long time since either of us have had the energy or ambition for pouncing, and the best effort these days is generally crop-dusting or cup-caking, followed by a giggle. … More Quit Sitting on My Head!
Spotted this pair of African Fish Eagles along the Lower Sabie River, between the rest camps of Lower Sabie and Crocodile Bridge. They are African Fish Eagles. Apparently there are only about 128 in the park, according to Robert’s birding guide, but they are relatively easy to find, since they live, feed and mate along … More African Fish Eagles
This very pretty, medium-sized antelope is apparently dangerous to hunt. If wounded, he will hide in the bush and impale you with his sharp horns when you come looking for him. Go, bushbuck! Of course, I say that, but I also wouldn’t want any hunters I know getting hurt. But the hunters I know practice … More Bushbuck in The Kruger
Well how else was I supposed to get your attention today? Let’s face it…Thursday is that day where we all struggle to keep our faces off the desk and wonder why Friday can’t arrive any faster. But I wasn’t lying about the butt-sniffing giraffe, or at least, my warped view of the encounter. I was … More Butt-Sniffing Giraffe
Okay, so let’s not bring Bambi into this. But seriously, this tiny species of antelope is less than 2 feet tall and according to wikitardia, “They stand on the tips of their hooves and can fit all four hooves on a piece of cliff the size of a Canadian dollar.” We saw these klipspringers atop … More Klipspringers Are the Cutest Things Since…Uh…Bambi?
We’ve now seen several of these Southern Yellow-billed Hornbills in South Africa, but this one was our first. Happy Over-the-Hump Day, Friends! Love, Marla