Sunday, March 19, 2017

19/03/2017 Horrible weather, sewing all day, so a few more photos from our African holiday.

Maximum temperature 13C, minimum 8C.  21km/h SW wind. Steady drizzle or mist all day.
Sitting here most of the day!

Waterbuck - Botswana.

Male African Black Masked Weaver bird (Ploceus melanocephalus) making his nest for the female. Johannesburg.

Giraffe - Botswana.

White Rhinos - area not identified for poaching reasons.

Elephant.

8 comments:

  1. Those poachers make my blood boil! :( Your photos are absolutely beautiful, Diane! And seeing your sewing machine reminds me of the sewing classes I took in high school. Sadly, I never had a sewing machine of my own and did not continue it, but I love to see outfits and anything that are home sewn!

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    1. I feel the same, why cannot wild animals live in peace without stupid superstitions waging war with them for no reason. So very sad.
      I love sewing but nowadays it is not often I get around to it! I also love painting but that also takes time that I never seem to have!
      Keep well Diane

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  2. Lovely photos of the African wildlife! Such majestic animals!

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    1. They are majestic animals, if only they were allowed to live in a peaceful place! Diane

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  3. I wonder how long rhinos can continue to survive.

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    1. The Asian Rhino is critically endangered and the African Rhinos are only surviving in protected areas and they are still getting shot there by poachers. One was even shot in a French zoo last week for its horn in the middle of the night!!!!!
      Botswana seems to have the right idea, if people are in a reserve where and when they shouldn't be, shoot to kill don't ask questions. It is a sad state of affairs. Then of course you still have the trophy hunters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Trumps sons are on that list!) It just makes me very angry. Diane

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  4. OH Diane, these shots are superb! Plus bring back fond memories. So glad you got to return to southern Africa. Giraffes always seem to give the funniest expressions. The rhinos are so majestic. And of course the elephant...

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    1. Gaelyn it was such a great holiday that the thought is we may just do it again sometime....... We have a trip to Nevis planned for the end of the year then we start saving again :-) Just hope my back holds out!! Love your recent posts, Diane

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