Some of you have asked for photos. I don’t usually include these in my emails, because some email providers don’t like photos (they either block them or spam the whole email). So I’ve put some up here for your visual enjoyment!
In a previous post, I mentioned an adorable, vicious carnivore that likes to hang out on our balcony at night. Here’s what small spotted genets look like.
Speaking of wild animals in the neighbourhood, this hyena was caught on camera while strolling down our street! We were warned to keep a close watch on our small kids and smaller dogs. Eventually the hyena was captured and relocated.
Here’s our balcony. When I’m at home, I tend to be found in the corner seat.
And here’s the view I get from my balcony seat.
Not quite so wild, Mara (black dog) & Pluto defend the territory.
Pluto is a Great Dane – Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, and weighs only 60 kg (130lbs).
We love bougainvillea. The hardy plant is at its best in the dry season.
Over the December holidays, we packed up the family and dared to take them to Aberdare National Park where there was no electricity and – gasp – no internet. We all survived. I also managed to take a very rare photo of my 16 year old son Jalal. Those are water buffalo in the background.
Despite an altitude of 3,187m (10,500ft) and nights cold enough to leave ice sheets on the cabin roof, elephants roam the area. This photo isn’t about elephants, but I did like the waterfall!
Here is the hubbie protecting me from rampaging wildlife…
Can’t get enough hugs. Here my daughter, Kiara, and I admire a waterfall.
The hubby, me & a baby elephant
Lots of great hikes to enjoy!
On a totally different note: as part of a school project, my daughter Kiara and her friend set up a website on food waste. Go give it some love! End food waste now!
Also don’t forget to listen to Ghosts of Tsavo on Amazon’s Audible. If you download the free Kindle version of the book over HERE at Amazon, you get the audio book version at a 78% discount!!!