Kruger Christmas 3: Bark! Bark!

Our luck wasn’t on today. We drove the 22km Sweni Road–allegedly famous for its lions–and saw little. This afternoon we drove 45km to Orpen camp and 45km back. This morning everything had happened on that H7 road, including the appearance of a large pack of Wild Dogs. We did see some lions on the other side of the river. They were living up to their names–lyin’ around. No dogs.

So today I’m all bark, no bite. The bushveld trees are beautiful in form, as illustrated superbly by my father’s recently departed buddy, Malcolm Funston, in his book. But they’re also beautiful in texture. So, stealing an idea from my old man, I present a series of pics of the wonderful textures and colours of these trees.

Jackal Berry Tree

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Marula

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Fever Tree

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White Seringa

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Russet Bush-Willow

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Knob Thorn

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Back to regular programming tomorrow.

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Author: singemonkey

A South African interested in public health, travel, making music, and photography

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