Monday Inspiration

It’s a new week, with new possibilities…..

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Life in Africa…..

Most of the time I have to gently inform people that even though we live in Africa, we do not have wild animals roaming the streets. Johannesburg is a first world city.

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Johannesburg City Skyline

I may however have to take this back….a Brown Hyena has just been found in a well-populated Johannesburg suburb just up the road from where I live!!

This is what a Brown Hyena looks like – they stand over a metre high and weigh about 40 kg.  I have seen them in the Kruger Park, and they are quite scary!

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Hello Gorgeous! Brown Hyena

Happily, especially for the Hyena’s sake, she has been darted by the FreeMe Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and safely repatriated to Johannesburg Zoo.

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Caught in Action! African wildlife and city life meet up!

As the local like to say here, Africa is not for sissies!! 🙂

 

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Just Because It’s Friday Photo…..

This week’s Friday Photo was taken at Glacier Bay in Alaska.  This picture shows the top edge of the Marjorie Glacier.   It is one of the most beautiful things I have seen with its jagged, abstract,  sharp shapes, and Glacier Bay is probably the most beautiful place I have ever been to – a small piece of heaven on earth.

So here it is, a cool picture to make you smile…….just because hey, it’s Friday!

This week: Marjorie Glacier – Glacier Bay, Alaska

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Happy Friday!

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Just Because It’s Friday Photo…..

This week’s Friday Photo is another wildlife picture that was taken at the Kruger Park, South Africa.

So here it is, a cool picture to make you smile…….just because hey, it’s Friday!

This week: Bull Elephant – Kruger Park

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Happy Friday!

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Blue Butterfly Garland

A short while ago I posted a picture of this necklace saying that it reminded me of a garland of blue butterflies:

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Statement Turquoise Howlite Necklace – designed and created by Big Skies Jewellery

Totally by coincidence, I saw this picture on Facebook which perhaps helps illustrate what I meant – slightly different blue, but same effect!

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Cluster of Blue Butterflies

 

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Just Because It’s Friday Photo…..

This week’s Friday Photo was taken at the Niagara Falls, from the Canadian side.  I couldn’t believe the beautiful permanent rainbow created by the sun on the Falls’ mist and spray – stunning.

So here it is, a cool picture to make you smile…….just because hey, it’s Friday!

This week: Niagara Falls – Canada

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Happy Friday!

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Just Because It’s Friday Photo…..

This week’s Friday Photo is another of my wildlife pictures.  This photo of a pair of Giraffes at a watering hole was taken during a visit to Etosha Game Reserve in Namibia.  The way the Giraffe’s lips are puckered up, they look like they are kissing the water!

So here it is, a cool picture to make you smile…….just because hey, it’s Friday!

This week:  Giraffes at Watering Hole – Etosha Game Reserve, Namibia.

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Have a great Friday!

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Just Because It’s Friday Photo…..

This week’s Friday Photo is another of my wildlife pictures.  This photo is of a cute little Vervet Monkey, taken during a visit to the Kruger Park.

So here it is, a cool picture to make you smile…….just because hey, it’s Friday!

This week:  Vervet Monkey – Kruger Park, South Africa.

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Happy Friday!

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Just Because It’s Friday Photo…..

This week’s Friday Photo returns us to my love of birds.  This photo is of an American Robin which was taken during a visit to Niagara Falls.  This picture was taken on the Canadian side in the lovely grassed gardens.

So here it is, a cool picture to make you smile…….just because hey, it’s Friday!

This week:  American Robin – Niagara Falls, Canada.

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Happy Friday!

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Just Because It’s Friday Photo…..

I am afraid I do not know what type of lily this is – perhaps someone out there can help me? I just love the unusual dramatic colours. The photo was taken in the Walled Garden at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, England.

So here it is, a cool picture to make you smile……just because hey, it’s Friday!

This week: Lily – Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England.

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