Wednesday 12 December 2012

Hurry up and wait.....

I don't know if it is just me, but I am sure that bureaucracy was invented to stifle creativity and entrepreneurship. The legalities for the guesthouse seems to be taking forever. Some afternoons I get so despondent that I get in my car and go for a drive in the park.

My camera always makes the trip with me.

The impalas have dropped their fawns. I have never seen so many pairs of twins in my life. I have an idea it may be because we have had a couple of years of drought with bad grazing. This year the grazing is abundant because of all the rain so I think Mother Nature is trying to make up for the bad years when the mortality rate must have been very high. And yes, their legs really are that long. They have to be able to see over the grass from a very young age.
The Hubcap, Girlchick #2 and I went for a very early morning drive and found these two lounging about at Kwankwankwa view site. (My colour editing skills leave a lot to be desired. It was rainy and dull).
A couple of days later we came across these two cuties. Unfortunately the one at the back has one blind eye. This is not good for an animal in the wild and does not augur well for its long term survival.
The nyala female grazed right up to us where we were sitting in the picnic site.
And then the cherry on top. The African wild dog has the most amazing markings. They are highly endangered but we are fortunate that there are several pack in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. They are closely monitored and all packs have one or more individuals with a radio collar.
For more info on wild dogs
So when people ask me why I left the big city and moved to this little corner of paradise, I show them these pictures.