Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wordful Wednesday - Africa

I think my next few "Wordful Wednesday's" will consist of some of my most favoritest pictures from my Africa trip in 2006. I have over 1700, so please be patient with me as I try to narrow it down a bit.

So, hmm. Animals or scenery? Animals or ocean? I think . . . Oh, I don't know! Mix it up? Ok, I can do that!

Here's the thing. South Africa, or rather, Durban, didn't look ANYTHING like the Lion King! Here's the top of the waterfall in the mountains that we visited. Pretty, right? Yeah, but here's a shot of that same waterfall. Don't slip!

And, animals? These critters were at Tala, a reserve an hour or so outside of town. It was a small reserve, but the first "animal" place I visited, and I was SOOOO excited to see real African animals in the wild!

The Zebra (pronounced Zeh-bra) are actually dark brown and white, and NOT the same on both sides. Huh. Who knew? And, they LOVED to pose!

The giraffes were mildly inquisitive. Beautiful, graceful creatures. Quick story. (It is WORDFUL Wednesdays!). One of the missionaries had a strong accent, and would roll his R's. One of the other Elder's left a message for him to call a certain number, and ask for a Mr. G Raffe. With the R Rolled. It took him a couple of tries to realize they had given him the number of the local zoo!!! Ok, back to pictures.

The Rhino's were beautiful, if not a little intimidating. I'm guessing that while Dad was pretty laid back, Mama didn't want anyone to mess with her "baby"!

Want more? Come back next Wednesday . . . I'll have lots more to share!


Live.Love.Eat said...

Wow, those are so beautiful. I would love a trip like that. It's one thing to see these animals at Animal Kingdom where they roam & you FEEL like they're in the natural habitat but really, they're not. The waterfall is spectacular too!

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angie said...

I SO want more. More, more, more. I'd bet you could keep us interested for at least a year! Incredible shots!

Susie said...

Gorgeous pictures:-)

Anonymous said...

beautiful pictures. I think I need to add Africa to the list of places that I need to experience.