Archive | October, 2011

Only 3 days to go . . .

Have you voted for Caption This #4 yet? If not please go here. It’s easy, and fun – and FREE! Only 3 days to go until voting closes. Voting so far has been slower than I’d have liked. This is your opportunity to have a say in who wins – your vote counts!

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Big Brother is watching you

This post is NOT part of the Kalahari Series! 😉  Although I still have Kalahari photos to show and Kalahari stories to tell, I thought I’d give you all (and me) a break from it. A while back I was out shopping and I saw the following headline on our local paper: “Big Brother is […]

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Caption this . . .

Have you voted for Caption This #4 yet? If not please go here. It’s easy, and fun – and FREE! The setting: Close to a waterhole in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. In a previous post I featured a little movie which showed Blue Wildebeest coming to a waterhole to drink. In it you can see […]

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If you go down to the woods today

If you go down to the woods today You’re sure of a big surprise. If you go down to the woods today You’d better go in disguise. For every bear that ever there was Will gather there for certain, because Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic. That is the beginning of a […]

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Caption This #4

The winner of Caption This #4, by popular vote, is Reggie from Grains of Sand with the caption: “And from these humble beginnings, Albert the Adventurous Weaver Bird launched his career as a high-wire trapeze artist in a travelling circus …”  Congratulations Reggie! This being the first time for a poll on Notes from Africa, […]

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Hercules and Brutus – an update

Remember Hercules, the cutest 100kg baby in Southern Africa? No?! Well go and read the first post about him, Hercules, the 100 kg baby. We have since received more photographs and info on his progress from Cecile – the lady who helps look after him every day. Her descriptions of Hercules and his buddy Brutus (formerly […]

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Frenzy at the “water hole” – includes the movie (via Notes from Africa | photoblog)

In the first Kalahari series, I had a post about the Grootkolk wilderness camp, where I mentioned the Sociable Weavers who lived near at the camp . . . A bonus of having so many little birds close by, is that you can get to practice your “bird photography” in a fairly controlled setting – […]

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Changing the Rules

This week on Caption This has been very quiet in terms of captions entered – except for Clouded Marbles who seems to be particularly inspired. A comment from Kathryn McCullough about allowing readers to choose their favourite caption, was something that appealed to me. I find it very difficult to choose a winner. So I’m […]

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Caption this . . .

I will be putting up a poll of the captions entered on Saturday 15 October. So you have a whole week to get creative! Last week’s winner is: Lisa from Woman Wielding Words – see her caption here. When you spend time watching animals and birds in the bush, you often see them in amusing […]

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A tough customer

This post is part of  Kalahari  Series II – 2011. The previous post in the series is Hey Mom . . . wait for me!. Also see Kalahari Series I – 2009. Honey Badgers (Mellivora capensis) are stocky animals with short bow-legs, and strong claws used for digging out their food – mainly spiders, scorpions, reptiles […]

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