Friday, March 3, 2017

03/03/2017 Back home, no daily photos but a few of our trip to Johannesburg and on to Botswana and Zambia.

Maximum temperature 19C, minimum 7C.  65km/h SW wind. 60 mm of rain while we were away and high winds that have blown the covers of the wood pile, also the compost bins seem to have taken flight over the hedge!
28/01/17 Male African Black Masked Weaver bird (Ploceus melanocephalus) making his nest for the female.  

31/01/17 Our friends Ginger Abyssinian cat Mika. Amazing eyes! 

02/02/17 It is not a stick insect at all as I thought, but a short-horned grasshopper of the Acrididae family.  There are 356 species in this family but unfortunately not all of them have been given scientific names yet.  Thanks Joan.

03/02/17 Zebra - Botswana.

04/02/17 Black Backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas) Botswana

05/02/17 Sunset on the Chobe river - Botswana.

06/02/17 Victoria falls as seen from the Zambian side.

07/02/17 Puku (Kobus vardonii) - Chobe Botswana.

08/02/17  Elephant close to our accommodation at Elephants Sands Botswana.

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    1. It was a pretty WOW holiday :-) Thanks for the comment Diane

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  2. Brings back fond memories for me. We spent a whole moth in SA a few years ago and birded pretty much the whole country, including Lesotho and right up to the borders with Swaziland and Lesotho. Great trip.

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    1. David we were there for a month also and travelled many miles. We had thoughts of adding the Cape into our trip but there was not enough time! Glad that it brings back good memories. Diane

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  3. Oh my!!!
    So that's where you were, Diane!!!
    Wish I could have been there too!
    Yours great photos bring back such fantastic memories!
    I bet you both were happy to see old friends again!
    We had Black backed jackals in our property once in a while!
    Take care and enjoy your we :)

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    1. Hi Noushka, we had an amazing time, saw so much and so good to catch up with all our friends as well. A never to be forgotten holiday. Keep well hugs Diane

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  4. Your photos are fabulous, you must have had such an amazing time, makes my recent trip to Cyprus look very tame. However Cyprus is worth a visit if you do get an opportunity.

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    1. Linda all places have their own beauty, Cyprus is well worth a visit I am sure. So many places to see still in this world but returning to RSA is still on the list! Diane

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  5. Gorgeous photos, Diane!!! It is so nice to have you back. Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you are having a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks Linda for the kind comment. It is good to be back though part of me will stay forever in South Africa. You have a good weekend also Diane

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  6. Your photos are amazing and make me (second) home sick. I think your pesky wind is here today.

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    1. The wind since we have been back is a pain and we are now getting lots of rain as well. Not a great home coming weather wise! The whole trip made me very homesick but I do love France as well so....... Keep well Diane

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  7. Just been scrolling through your blog to catch up with your trip to SA. Lovely photos. I see that you had a good time. It must have been nostalgic.

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    1. Very nostalgic and so many friends we have not seen in ages. T'other Diane

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