Thursday, January 12, 2012

Photo Thursday: Be Sure to Look Both Ways!

Sometimes when I’m out on a game drive and various wild animals are wandering along, across and down the road, I wonder if they have any sense that a vehicle could actually be dangerous. Some of them don’t even seem to realize we are there. Most just give us a baleful glance that seems to say “not a lion” before going back to grazing or preening or whatever they were doing before we came by.

Thus, it was funny to see this giraffe stand and the side of road (considering the options?) before carefully looking both ways (a long look our direction, as if debating whether or not we would stay put) and venturing out on to the pavement.

These were taken in September at the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Reserve in South Africa.

See additional pictures from Hluhluwe-Umfolozi

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Explore Minnesota

General Posts

Lake Superior's North Shore


A North Shore Summer Weekend - in March (March 2012)

Along the Lake Blueberry Season and the Gunflint Trail - beginning with Blueberries! (August 2011)
March Along the North Shore
(March 2011)
Early Winter Along the North Shore
- Lake views and the High Falls at Grand Portage State Park (November 2010)
March Along the North Shore
- Duluth, the lake, and Grand Marais (March 2010)
(August 2008)
Lake Superior Shoreline (August 2008)
Looking Down to the Beaver River (August 2008)
North Shore Colors
(September 2007)


Martinis for Dinner
and the Lift Bridge at Night (August 2011)
A Grey Day
(March 2010)
Lake Superior View
, Before Sunrise, and A Chilly Day (January 2009)
Evening by the Lift Bridge
(August 2008)
Duluth Harbor Cruise (August 2008)
Morning Along the Waterfront (August 2008)
Below the Lift Bridge and Behind the Building (August 2008)
At the Rainbow's End
(September 2007)
Good-Bye, Duluth! (September 2007)
Duluth (September 2007)
Shipping Season has Begun - Duluth (April 2007)

Northern Minnesota and the Gunflint Trail

Leech Lake

Lake Vermilion (July 2012)

The End of the Gunflint Trail (August 2012)
The Back Route to the Gunflint Trail (August 2012)
North Shore Colors (September 2007)
Leaf Season (September 2006)

Plains and Prairies
End of Summer Landscapes in Central Minnesota (August 2013)

Old Barn in Rural Minnesota (June 13, 2013)
Better than a Bacon Cheeseburger (June 13, 2013) - Sauk Centre
The Best Freeway Bakery Stop: The Clearwater Travel Plaza (September 2012)
A Scenic Drive in Central Minnesota (July 2012) - Sauk Centre to Big Lake

Saint Croix Valley
Pottery and Potholes - Saint Croix Valley Pottery Tour (May 2010)
Christmas Shopping in Stillwater (December 2008)
An (Almost) Perfect Saturday in October (October 2008)

On the Saint Croix Pottery Trail (May 2007)
Interstate Park (May 2006)

Southeastern Minnesota

Twin Cities Metro Area

Western Suburbs
Biking Lake Minnetonka (August 2012)
Noerenberg Gardens (August 2012)

Photo Thursday: Two Final Holiday Images from DC

I am not good at choosing my strongest shots.

These were taken at the Smithsonian’s “Castle” in Washington DC.

There are things I like and dislike about both of them. So, since I couldn’t decide which (if either) to use in the blog posts about DC, you get to see both of them here!

What do you think?

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