He walked with soft padded strides. My heart skipped a beat, my eyes transfixed. My soul was at peace. Every now and then magic happens and when it does it stays with you forever.
This is a love story about Deidre and Dandy, whom for many months had been courting in our back yard. We watched as their love blossomed. They were in separable, even despite the fact that she had several suitors. She remained faithful to Dandy and in September 2016 they became the very proud parents of … More Good Weather for Ducks – “The Nursery”
Bobbing sideways and flitting from branch to branch, the bright yellow chest had me mesmerised. Clasping sideways on the trunk of a small tree his beautiful form was such a delight. The Eastern Yellow Robin is common in forests and woodlands on the east coast of Australia. He silently went about his business … More Eastern Yellow Robin
Nature provides a kaleidoscope of Colours. A rainbow of shades, tints and tones that excite the senses. A multitude of colours that bring to life the oceans, forests, deserts and plains. A symphony of colours in varying hues, from snippets of colours that surprise and delight us to a mass display that has the ability to mesmerise. … More Natures Rainbow
These heartfelt words are by George Adamson, a true hero in the world of conservation. “One evening we came upon a magnificent lioness on a rock, gazing out across the plains. She was sculptured by the setting sun, as though she were part of the granite on which she lay. I wondered how many … More Ageless Beauty and Grace
The intrinsic value of trees and vegetation is something we all take for granted. For imagine a street scape void of trees and plants. The neighbourhood in which you live in would be very different place. Trees and shrubs soften the harsh lines of constructions. Their varied shapes and forms provide splashes of colour that we … More It’s a Jungle out there!
Nature’s Beauty is a mosaic of textures and patterns. A tapestry of colours shapes and forms. It lives and breathes within forests, rivers, mountains deserts and oceans. It co-exists in perfect harmony. It is whispered on a gentle breeze, it moves among the rustling of leaves. It howls at a distant moon and is mirrored … More Nature’ s Beauty
My Christmas wish is simple – Cherish Nature and all that it provides. May all living creatures great and small, be born free and live free as nature intended. We must learn to live in harmony with the creatures of the earth to ensure their survival in this at times harsh world. Set … More My Christmas wish.
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The African landscape is varied and beautiful with every intricate detail adding awe and wonder to this magical land. White Browed Sparrow Weavers make exquisite nests. Their beautiful creations adorn Acacia Trees. Like Christmas balls hanging from a tree it is a familiar sight in the semi arid Samburu region of northern Kenya. Their intricate … More Dream Weaver
She gasped for life. Mayhem ensued. It was mating season and she received too much attention. Unintentionally her signal for mating was a little strong and she unwittingly enticed one to many males. Female Loggerheads reproduce at the ages of 17- 33, the mating period is usually a 6 week window, which is normally performed … More Two’s company, Three’s a crowd!
The Captain had given me permission to go to the bow of the boat to observe the Bottle-nosed Dolphins that had become curious by the presence of our boat. I jumped at the opportunity, however I became overwhelmed, they were close enough to touch and when I heard them communicate, it was beautiful and almost … More Dolphin Song
Cradle Mountain a land of rugged beauty. A wilderness landscape with ancient forests, alpine heathland, button grass and stands of colourful deciduous beech, (known as fagus), waterfalls, still water and glacial lakes all add to the beauty. We started from Ronny’s Creek, leaving at 7am it was a crisp clear morning. This is … More The Cradle of life
We had just finished relaxing in the lounge area and decided to make our way back to our room. Here at Duma Tau there are 10 tents, all connected by a raised boardwalk. Our eyes darted left and right to catch any glimpses of what may be lurking in this sparse dry vegetation. … More Room with a View
The Kea is a large species of parrot found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand. They are the world’s only alpine parrot. Their omnivorous diet includes carrion¹ but consists mainly of roots, leaves, berries, nectar, and insects. The Kea is around 48 cm, and their plumage is beautiful. They are mostly … More Cheeky Kea
Gentle is the soul, with an inquisitive spirit, and curious loving eyes that convey a life lived with love and determination. Sniffing the air, a gentle breeze brings familiar scents, of spring flowers and summer rain. Gentle is the heart whose innocence is pure.
Victoria Falls – awe-inspiring. It is no wonder that this is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Water wells in my eyes, as the sheer splendour is just too overwhelming. The immense enormity and volume of water in the driest part of the year is just so hard to fathom. WOW! WOW! … More Mosi-o-Tunya, “The smoke that thunders”
Elephants communicate in numerous ways. These highly social mammals have well developed communication skills of both verbal and non verbal methods to convey messages. To hear an elephant rumbling in the wild is the most amazing experience, one you can never forget. The deep resonating sound almost vibrates through the ground. It is the most … More Long Distance Trunk Call
It had been a full day out in the Linyati – Botswana, we had been in search of Cheetah but we were out of luck today. The beauty of Africa is that there is always something magical just around the corner. No matter what shape or size, the wildlife and landscapes are amazing and they never disappoint. … More Dance as though no-one is watching.