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5 Shots: Misty Walk

Hurricane Ian spread his residule rain and high winds up the East coast keeping many inside this weekend. My prayers to those who suffer in Florida. In Virginia, at the Blue Ridge Mountains, powerlines and trees snapped around our county. We needed to stretch and get out of the house. Here are five shots of yesterday’s misty afternoon walk at the Peaks of Otter.

Misty Path

Jim fishes while Ruby swims.
Ruby
Winter Berry
Polly’s Log Cabin — a 1700s wayfarer pitstop
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5 Shots: Kruger National Park, South Africa

According to Google, the Kruger is 7,523 mi²  and about the size of Israel, slightly smaller than Belgium, and about a third of the size of Ireland.

Baie Dankie (Buy a donkey=thank you) for our personal safari. Hosted by Hein, our Afrikaner son, and daughter Ronna, it will be unnecessary to visit a zoo anytime soon. No sightings of lions or rhinos, but plenty of other wild animals to ooh and aah over. Here are several shots of what we saw in the Kruger last week. Which one do you like best?

Blue Wildebeest
Impala
The extremely shy Wild Dog–Hein said this was a rare treat to see a pack of them.
Zebra
Zebra up close
Giraffe
Young Elephant
a herd of Elephants
Try zeroing on the leopard.
One of the Big Five–Cape Buffalo
Wazu, the Yellow-billed hornbill
a pair of Guinea fowl
Mama Baboon nurse feeding
We spent ten hours in the Kruger traversing many roads quite happy with all that we saw. It would take weeks to explore the whole area. Have you been?