CFFC: What Noses Smell

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week continues with the senses. This week it is the sense of smell. Swan noses are two thin parallel slits on their bills. Cows smell the grass and feed they eat. Cats’ noses… smell everything they encounter as they explore anything new…. …a birthday cake or …someone’s jacket. Cats are […]

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April Squares 26: Hippos

The countdown continues for wrapping up Becky’s April Squares with the subject top. When hippos are submerged in the water, which is much of the day, only the tops of their heads and noses stick out of the water – they have to breathe, after all! Sometimes, though, you just see the top of their […]

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Lens-Artists #90: Distance

Lens-Artists #90 photo challenge invites us to explore the theme of distance, especially the ways in which we are practicing physical distance from our friends and neighbors: we are all in this together despite needing to avoid each other physically. Please share with us the creative ways you’ve found to address your need to connect […]

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Tanzania: Twiga* Time!

Feb. 8, 2018 We left Ngorongoro Crater, driving around the south and west of its rim, on our way to Ndutu Lake and the southern Serengeti, passing several Maasai villages along the way. On our way to Olduvai Gorge (see my post dated April 3), we came across some giraffes and zebras on an embankment. […]

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New Life and Danger in Ngorongoro

Feb. 7, 2018 The wildebeests (also known as gnus) in the crater don’t take the long migration of the Serengeti, but they’re always on the move to find better grassland. Large herds of them migrate from one side of the crater to another. Most of the time, you also see zebras migrating alongside the wildebeest […]

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En Route to Ngorongoro Crater

Feb. 6, 2018     After breakfast at Tarangire Safari Lodge, we departed for the three hour drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We passed Lake Manyara, through the towns of Mto-wa-Mbu and Karatu, then stopped to pay our fees to enter the conservation area. We had boxed lunches that had been prepared by the staff […]

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CFFC: Tanzania Z’s

I’ve just returned from Tanzania! Just in time to contribute to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge’s last letter of the alphabet, Z! TanZanians…are Maasai, Chaga, and many other tribes. They are proud of their ethnic identities but are first and foremost Tanzanians.   Zebras are often seen migrating with wildebeest. The zebras remember the route and […]

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Maine Excursion

October 1, 2017 Today was Day 1 of our cruise from Boston to Montreal. We left Boston on Saturday in late afternoon and by the time we woke up this morning, we had anchored off Bar Harbor. People who weren’t taking tours could obtain tender tickets to go ashore, and the first numbers were called just […]

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