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Magnificent Horns November 2, 2016

Filed under: Animal horns,Ceramics — Janet @ 3:53 pm

dscn9992-10-35-21-pm-copy    Isn’t this a magnificent animal!  Photo credit to Blogger A Bushsnob in Africa

We saw many animals of this ilk when we lived in Kenya back in the 1960’s and again in the 1990’s.

A ceramic artist here in Seattle recently had a display of his interpretation of different types of sheep horns.  This show of ceramic sheep horns was very striking.  My first impression was that they were rather gross – I kept going back to the local coffee shop (Grumpy D’s) to view them.  And I have grown to like them more and more.  Birthday and Christmas are coming  and I have decided to treat myself.  ……but the show is over.  I think I can find the artist though – after all, he does live locally.  The hunt is on.

 

Horn-borer moths

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 2:18 pm

A Bushsnob in Africa

One of the advantages of being a “safari veteran” apart from a bushsnob is that I am now able to enjoy what I found, even the small things that were overlooked while seeking large game. The years of long game drives and walks, some of them starting very early and with freezing temperatures, are a thing of the past. Apart from seeing a pangolin in the wild, I have few wishes left about finding new beasts.

At Ngweshla Picnic site, Hwange National Park, you are allowed to camp and have the site for yourself from 18:00 to 06:00. During the day you share it with picnic site users but there is still plenty of room for everybody. Although rather unique, this is a good arrangement as most of the day you are game-watching away from the site and the camp attendants keep the camp tidy and the toilets sparkling at…

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