Monthly Archives: November 2013

stingray

My line swings into the current of the lagoon channel, heading for the sea.  For a moment, it feels as though there is no resistance, like hooking a big leaf at the mercy of the current.  Then it dives deep … Continue reading

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Carpe Rouge, Mike’s Bay, Atlantic Ocean

Heavy rains the previous day and night have been filling the lagoons along the coast to capacity, and several breakthroughs have spilled the coffee-colored waters out to sea.  The nutrient-rich waters, along with the fish nurseries, turtles, and the occasional … Continue reading

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the elephant games

OK, so just now, I see this young man, maybe nine years old, maybe not.  He is creeping along the drive of my neighbors, sneaking among the trees, eyes fixed on something beyond.  He is carrying a handful of mangoes. … Continue reading

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beach moth

Approaching a drifted log on the beach, I was surprised by what I initially thought was a bat bursting forth in front of my face.  This moth had been hiding perfectly camouflaged within the eroding end of the beached log. … Continue reading

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return of the African Paradise Flycatcher

                                          The usual gathering of sunbirds, bulbuls, doves, weaverbirds, kingfishers and parrots were out entertaining  on a brilliant Thursday afternoon. … Continue reading

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rainy day elephant

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elephants’ dance

It was the crack of branches that drew my attention to the kitchen window.  The familiar sound signaled the approach of an elephant.  Stepping outside to figure its location, I was surprised to see two large bulls facing off in … Continue reading

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eclipse of the sun over N’Dogo Lagoon, Gabon

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