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Kruger Park Visit 2015 ii

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Kruger Park Visit 2015 ii

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NB : Click on each photograph to enlarge it, then press the arrow (top left) to return. Also another click on the photo will enlarge it even more.

A group of giraffe leaving the dam

A group of giraffe leaving the dam

A giraffe feasting on a thorn tree

A giraffe feasting on a thorn tree

Lion looking out across the river

Lion looking out across the river

Lion resting in the shade

Lion resting in the shade

Lion still resting in the shade

Lion still resting in the shade

There was such a variety of birds. I believe this is a lilac breasted roller.

There was such a variety of birds. I believe this is a lilac breasted roller.

Sunrise on the day before we left

Sunrise on the day before we left


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Dusk in Africa

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The calm of the jungle at dusk,

The soft sounds of creatures

Returning from the waterhole, spent:

Crackling branches, bodies brushing

Against dry bushes as they went.

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Silence descended slowly as night fell.

We sat relaxed around the fire,

At ease in the surrounding peace,

Sipping our after-dinner drinks

And dreaming of the morrow.

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ROAR!

RROOAARR!  The second, a demanding bellow

Then a series of grunts to follow:

GRUNT, GRUNT, grunt, grunt, g r u n t…

Fading slowly until dead…

Silence dropped heavily back in the hollow

And we all retreated to bed.

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©DGA 24 January 2012 09:33


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THE WIND

THE WIND

From the gentlest breeze,
Tickling the flower petals
And the long grass seeds,
To a full blown hurricane,
Venting its anger in a destructive path,
A swathe of devastation from whence it came
Until, at last,
Energy spent,
It
Subsides,
Tame as a lion,
Engorged,
Lolling in the shade,
Asleep.

©DGA 13 August 2011 09:38