Monthly Archives: August 2014

only for a short time…

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changing seasons

We are well into the dry season, and have even had a few light rains to hold the dust down.  Humidity has been very low and temperatures a little chilly for equatorial Africa. I have noticed on my walks through … Continue reading

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Levaillant’s cuckoo

Swooping down over the trail before me, an unusual bird silently glides on ahead into the scrub.  As I search for its perch, I see the hopping form through branches.  It pops into the open, sitting for a moment, and … Continue reading

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just passing through

Branches snapping from deep within a forest full of shadows stop me in my tracks.  I try to pinpoint the source and direction of a likely elephant as a flock of parrots disturbed a hundred meters ahead take to wing, … Continue reading

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Rainbow Shield bug

Bicycling along the road to Point Dick, a jewel like bug is walking across the road.  Upon further examination, it reflects a candy-apple shimmer of green to gold to orange, depending on how the light strikes the shell.  Like a … Continue reading

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