Category Archives: Wednesday photo

Wednesday photo: Flamingos

I had been trying to see these pretty-in-pink birds for years, with failed attempts in Kenya and South Africa. When I planned my trip through Namibia and Botswana, I specifically arranged one extra day before the trip so I could … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Okavango Delta

The tour I am on included a night spent in the Okavango Delta and two walking safaris. Transportation was via mokoro, which is like a canoe. They used to be made of wood from the sausage tree, but now they … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Okaukuejo water hole

After a fantastic game drive, we arrived back to camp just at sunset. I hurried to the water hole and saw this. That’s a black rhino in the center and two giraffe on the right.  It was a beautiful moment.

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Wednesday photo: Sibebe

Swaziland is home to Sibebe, the world’s second largest monolith and the largest exposed granite pluton in the world. I finally hiked Swaziland’s highest rock and it was a success.

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Wednesday photo: Ndebele village

The first stop on my parents’ visit to Southern Africa was to visit a village I had been dreaming about since eighth grade. I made a beautiful piece of abstract art that year with inspiration from a National Geographic article … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Pies

Last week on Wednesday I was so busy baking pies for Thanksgiving that I forgot to post.  Twenty-one pies and a week of sleep later, I have generally recovered from my most intense 24 hours of baking.     Thanksgiving for … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Umtsimba dancing

A few months ago I participated in my first Swazi wedding. The bride had already been teka-ed and lobola was finally paid. The bride was my make’s elder sister, and I am guessing it had been 40 years since her … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Food for 700

A couple weeks ago I was invited to a teacher’s retirement party. I ended up in the kitchen helping out, because you can always use two more hands when you are feeding 700 people.        We filled 600 clam … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Eating out on vacation

While on vacation with my parents, we ate at many restaurants, but also prepared some of our own food.  I had two spectacular burgers and an amazing plate of seafood.      Now it’s time to get back into the grind … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Drying herbs

Most of my herbs in my garden have been growing like crazy. The more I pick, the more they grow, and I am having a hard time keeping up. I have started hanging the herbs to dry in my room, … Continue reading

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