Monthly Archives: January 2016

inundated forest

I hear a trickle of water through the forest, a musical reminder that the rainy season has arrived. The flush of new growth gives off a powerful fragrance, crushed leaves, saturated earth, a floral sweetness. Fresh molecules of oxygen tease … Continue reading

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Assala elephants

Arriére-arriére! Vite! Stacey whispered nervously as first one, then another, finally six elephants burst from the forest edge onto savanna 30 meters before us. We hardly knew they were coming. A wisp of breeze through the leaves at the edge … Continue reading

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