|Our resident monitor lizard makes an appearance from time to time.|
“Sighting of the Day in the Bush”
|Big Daddy in the bush.|
It started a few weeks after we arrived in Marloth Park, the itching on my forearms. At first, based on the fact I suffer from hay fever and asthma on occasion and am highly allergic to grasses, we assumed it was due to my arms frequently reaching into the pellet bin which is made from grass and vegetation.
|An evening view of the Crocodile River from the veranda at Ngwenya Lodge and Restaurant.|
|A waterbuck and Egyptian geese.|
Imagine my dismay when after three good applications a day, I was still covered in bites, itching out of my mind, especially at night. I tried wearing long sleeve shirts even in the hot weather which didn’t provide much added protection. But as summer approaches the idea of wearing long sleeve shirts in 40C (102F) weather doesn’t hold much appeal.
|Kudus in the garden.|
|Elephants and storks.|
|An elephant and hippos.|
|This mom appears very lean after giving birth to this young calf.|
|Hippos basking in the sun at dusk at the Crocodile River in Kruger National Park.|
|A female lion we spotted from Marloth Park’s fence.|
|We were thrilled to see the huge herd of cape buffalos.|
Photo from one year ago today, November 19, 2017:
|Tom captured this Sierra Birdbum in Costa Rica after being stunned from hitting the window, dropping to the top landing of the steps leading to the ground level. He called out to me to come to see her which I did, but he stayed in place, taking photos of her eventual recovery. For more photos, please click here.|