Monday, January 30, 2006

Water marks, best light and predator.

1. The stripes on a wildebeast's neck -- they look as if someone has poured water on them.

2. Marabou storks are not the most lovely of birds -- think insincere undertaker: 'I am so dreadfully sorry to hear about your loss; do peruse our coffin selection.' And then -- I know this is going to be difficult, but imagine a sort of scrotum hanging round their necks. And they have bald wrinkly heads like vultures, too. But standing on a yellow acacia tree in front of a dark storm sky, they are wonderful.

3. Finding a lioness on the side of the road with her nose in a fresh kill.

Serengeti National Park, Kenya

7 comments:

  1. What a lovely basis for a blog!

    More power to you!

    Enjoy your trip.

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  2. oh come on, Clare, those Tunbridge Wells lionesses aren't good enough for you? ;)

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  3. 4. Being able to take off TEN WEEKS to go on tour. (lucky so and so)

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  4. Hello

    I stumbled on your blog through links from numerous nasty (though funny) sarky ones.

    It's been like walking from a dark underground bar into the blinding sunlight. It's taken me a good few minutes to realise that you are geuninely writing about good things!

    I'll be back for cheering up.

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  5. Friends being supportive and lovely just when you really need it. Thanks everyone!

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  6. 1. drawing breath in and letting it out
    2. three kids safe and sound in bed, untouched by anything but their wonderful daily existence
    3. tomorrow is a new day

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  7. I just noticed, at the bottom of your post you've written "Serengeti National Park, Kenya"... but it's in Tanzania :-( Give us some credit :-(

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