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The first morning at Tau Game Lodge started at 5.30am. Michael didn’t want to go out so early so Terence and I went on our own. We left our room just as the sky was turning dark gray and walked down to the lounge cum dining area.
The first animals we saw were buffalo; a whole herd. This is one picture of a buffalo with the dawn behind him.
As we passed the lake I got this great shot of the dawn. I also wrote this poem which fits beautifully into Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge of #tastetherainbow – colour poetry. You can join in Colleen’s challenge here: https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/09/06/tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-288-tastetherainbow-color-poetry/
Slate dissolves into mauve
Displaced by pale pink
Orange blazes briefly; gives way to soft gold
Rippling water acquires
A tasteful shimmer
A young tree stands alone
black branches leafless
Silhouetted against the glowing backdrop
A promise of new life
In the days ahead
The glistening surface
Reflects its shadow
A fleeting duplication of perfection
Hinting at the transience
Of nature’s bounty
By Robbie Cheadle
That afternoon we saw wildebeeste…
A pair of lion mating. He was following behind her. Did you know lions mate up to 50 times in a 24 hour period. That is every 20 minutes.
We saw a hyena eating a dead buffalo. It was very smelly.