I like to share parts of my world in the South African Bushveld with you… Mainly because it can be so totally different from where you call home…
This is one of the photos taken on my walkabout Saturday Morning, in the Bush about 15 km from my home… On these paths you just never know what you are going to see next in the line of wildlife, trees, or birds- we are blessed with the most amazing species of all those all around us…
This is his brother, living about 8 km away at another holiday resort (taken in September this year)
And this is just some of the scenes that you can find along the way here in my part of the world… (maybe I am stretching the boundaries of this challenge a little bit here… 🙂 )
The Current Series
This week in our current color series the topic is the color brown or sepia tones. See my entry at the bottom of this post for examples. I hope you have some fun with this challenge.
- Blue and Yellow (completed)
- All One Color (completed)
- White and Purple (completed)
- Soft Pastels (completed)
- Brown & Sepia Tones
Let me show you some naturally brown friends in our neighbourhood:
Some Warthogs digging in the shade:
A little dwarf goat, as seen on Wordless Wednesday as well:
And finally a rooster, just because he is beautiful!
The internet is full of rants. Help tip the balance: today, simply be thankful for something (or someone).
Photographers, artists, poets: show us THANKS.
I am thankful for being away from people this week. I am thankful for the beautiful part of the world that I live in… and that beauty is all around me. It is spring in the Bushveld. It hasn’t rained since March. It is dry, and the veld are prone to runaway bushfires. Yet the trees are flowering in the hope that rain will soon come. The birds and animals are mating- a new season of life is starting to happen. When the rain comes, everything will be just alright…
Let me show you just a few things I have seen this week, that I am thankful for…
No, not Cape Buffalo like last time… this one is not so dangerous… it is a Blue Wildebeest that is asking: What are you looking at, punk? They tend to be a bit grumpy… But their best friend is always somewhere near- ask anyone who has seen the Wildebeest Migration in the Serengeti (I did not yet…)
Hopefully everybody recognizes a Zebra… They and Wildebeest are best of friends… the one can’t see so good, the other can’t hear so good, so together they have a much better chance of survival… I wish all the people of South Africa could take this to heart… We do not have to be the same to help each other to be great!
And one of my favorites of the Bushveld: Pumba from Lion King. There are thousands of them around our town…
In the veld, all around our town, the Dombeya Rotundifolia is flowering… It has the most beautiful and ugly names in Afrikaans… Beautiful- “Nooientjie van die Bosveld”- or Bride of the Bushveld. And “Drolpeer” or Pear looking like a turd… describing it’s fruit. As I said- the Bushveld is very dry. But the trees are flowering- new life has begun in spring… And for that I am thankful… the Spring coming after every Winter…