If only the two legged creatures in charge of the world were just as simple, just as breath-takingly beautiful as our surroundings; imagine what a wonderful world this would be.
I breathe in the serenity of my surroundings and exhale the abusive stature of man.
Under a canopy of green, I watch the clouds play hide and seek against the blue.
Basking in the panorama unfolding before me, I run.
Free as a bird, I fly down the hills and through the valley of dancing dandelions that smell of fox and deer.
The light is fading from the day, changing what was once bright and blue to shades of grey.
I can taste the cool breeze; soon, all the birds I love to chase will find their nests, leaving me to the silence and chilly air. I stand there, up on the hill, watching the life drain from another day.
Until we meet again, under the azure sky, I will listen to the soft lullaby of the birds as they sing their babies to sleep and doze to the hum of the beetles’ wings on their journey home.
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The adventure continues. Here are a few pics from the Lion and Cheetah Park.
As you enter the park, you are greeted by the sight of one of the big five: the regal lion!
Within touching distance of these great creatures, we held our breath when one of the females decided to move to a cooler spot, closer to our car! Everyone was hissing at me to close my window, but I had to capture her relaxing, curled like a kitten.
This is Leo, a South African white lion. His partner, Lola, is expecting Cubs in the next four months. Apparently white lions are far more ferocious than our brown maned locals.
Meet Tommy. He’s over 300 years old and has be the longest resident at the park.
These little guys are already six months old. We are hoping to return one day to see them all grown up, probably not as large as Tommy though!
We were driving around the game park, hoping to catch a glimpse of just one giraffe and instead we’re blessed with a view of four giraffe, zebras, Impala, wild boar and an ostrich.
Hidden in the bush next to the car were two zebra. I screeched, “Stop! Stop the car!”
Meanwhile, just ahead on the dirt road was a herd of buffalo. Everyone else could see the buffalo but no-one had noticed the zebra by my window!
We were always told to be wary of the buffalo. I don’t know how true this is but, if you see one separating from the herd, move away. It’s usually the alpha telling the rest to stampede or attack!
I hope you liked our trip to the Lion and Cheetah Park. Unfortunately the four resident cheetah were poisoned a few years ago and some of the other animals had died from old age. I hope they do get a chance to replace them as the animals are very well looked after in their own large enclosures where there is less of a chance of them being hunted and killed. Freedom is always the best option, but in a world where few things are preserved and respected, maybe it’s better for them to be in a game park.
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