Yearly Archives: 2010

*Inside a Maasai Enkang*

Red.  It’s a color that always attracts my eye.  As you drive along in East Africa the Maasai people stand out.  Whether they are at the roadside, herding their cattle or goats way off in the distance, standing by their hut.  Red Maasai blankets wrapped around them.  So vivid against the grass, dirt and sand. […]

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*Spots, Dots, Stripes and the King*

It is amazing, absolutely amazing, to observe the African animals in their natural habitat.  Each having very unique characteristics, behaviors and survival instincts.  Blending into their surroundings.  Relying on one another with their different strengths and weaknesses.  Sensing danger.  Providing food.  Protecting the young.  It’s survival of the fittest. Observing and photographing.  Wishing at times […]

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*Elephant Orphanage and Wild*

We visited the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust orphanage just outside of Nairobi, Kenya.  An elephant orphanage.  It is open to the public for one hour each day.  To start off the youngest nursery elephants are in the viewing area, playing around together in the dirt + mud, while three keepers share the orphans stories and […]

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*Watch Out For That Horn*

Seeing all of the Big 5 is a big part of an African safari.  A safari accomplishment.  They are not the 5 biggest animals but it comes from the big-game hunters for the difficulty in hunting them.  The 5 most dangerous animals to hunt on foot.  Animals that become even more dangerous when they are […]

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*Poinsettias*

These may seems out of place for this time of year but I have never seen poinsettias growing wild or even knew that they grow on a big tree.  Only in our stores during Christmas holidays.  The vibrant red and the size of the flowers, it was so pretty as the morning sun hit the […]

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