Saturday, July 18, 2015

Farewell to Africa

Some of my favorite photos of our time living in the Kingdom of Swaziland & visiting South Africa 
(Kruger Game Reserve and Cape Town). 

We will miss Africa, the beautiful surroundings, 
and very special people...


Swaziland Countryside, heading to Maguga Dam


Terraced planting at Maguga Dam, Swaziland 


Love these blossoms...they grow wild all over the countryside 



Clothesline of batik at Swazi Candles, Swaziland 


This ant/termite hill is about 5' 6"...Mlilwane Game Reserve, Swaziland 


 Swazi woman with baby on her back...Malendela's Gone Rural, Swaziland


Colorful herd of giraffe at Swazi Candle, Swaziland 


HUGE and colorful grasshopper in our yard...he is perched on a regular height stair step 


Young dancers near Maguga Dam, Swaziland 


Grilled corn for sale in Mbabane, Swaziland 


Fencing 


Planting citrus tress at a Neighborhood Care Point, Swaziland 


Our favorite fruit and veggie stand, Ezulwini, Swaziland 


Mud brick home, Swaziland 


Clothes drying on a fence line, Pine Valley, Swaziland 


Beautiful Swaziland, Pine Valley 


Swaziland, near Lobomba 


Family of Guinea Fowl, Mlilwane Game Reserve, Swaziland 


Incwala Celebration, Swaziland 


Zebra at Mlilwane Game Reserve, Swaziland...about 30 minutes from our home 


Traditional homes (Rondeles)  


 Swazi women walking...strong!

 Neighborhood Care Point...I wish that I would have focused this better...she is absolutely beautiful!



Mangoes, oranges, Papaya




These two photos are students at a local primary school. We planted citrus trees with them in their school garden...they were wonderful models for photographing!


Elephant carved out of Soap Stone


Young men at the annual Bush Fire Festival, Swaziland


Soap stone carving artist, signing his work, Swaziland


Beautiful plants and foliage 


Young men riding their go cart down the back roads of Pine Valley, Swaziland


Swazi female dance at the Mantenga Cultural Village



Giraffe in Kruger Game Reserve, South Africa 


Young elephant at Kruger Game Reserve, South Africa 


Beautiful blossoming tree in winter 


Large kudu photoed thru back window of our car, Kruger Game Reserve, South Africa



Sassy monkey in Swaziland



Rooster out for a winter walk in Swaziland...many chickens, goats and cows along the roads 


The Reed Dance, Kingdom of Swaziland 


Large water buck in Kruger Game Reserve, South Africa 


Rhinos in Kruger Game Reserve 


Baboon with his can of Coke near Point of Good Hope, South Africa 


Herd of Zebra, Kruger, South Africa


Sunset over Hlane Game Reserve, Swaziland 


African Wild Dog in Kruger Game Reserve, South Africa 


Acacia Tree near Cape of Good Hope



Young, intense male lion in Hlane Game Reserve, Swaziland 


Pumba, South Africa 


Impala, Hlane Game Reserve, Swaziland 


Southern most tip of African continent 


Blossoms in Kruger Game Reserve, South Africa 


Wildebeast in South Africa 


Male lion in Swaziland 


Cape Town, South Africa 


Sunset from our patio in Mbabane, Swaziland 


Stellenbosch, South Africa 


Penguins on the beach, South Africa


Mother and cubs, Swaziland


Herd of elephants, Kruger Game Reserve, South Africa

4 comments:

Joan Fricker said...

Wow Deb, you certainly have seen beautiful country, animals and a totally differnet way of life. Are you heading back to the UP?

quirks59m said...

I have followed your blog for a while - thank you for sharing your pics. I especially love the look on the face of the "Male lion in Swaziland "
VickiB

Kris Turner said...

Thank you SO much for supplying us with these gorgeous pictures of your time in Swaziland! It brings the world so much closer when you see areas you've never seen before, doesn't it? And the pictures of the women, men and children are beautiful. Love the many smiles! I spent time on a mission to Cuba and it reminded me of how grateful we need to be for this planet and the people in it. My most vivid memories (and pictures) include the home church we visited where the folks had a government spy living nearby and, yet, they literally lifted their heads up when singing to see who could sing their praises the loudest and best! And the children playing with the most simple, handmade games/toys - there was such beauty, warmth and charm in each face! God is so wonderful in his artistry and grace! Thanks again, Deb!
Kris Turner, Wadsworth, OH

Cheryl Cain said...

Gorgeous!! What a blessing to have lived there and seen these sights. I can't imagine the sunsets in person, they must be jaw dropping beautiful. Those amazing animals, as Kris Turner (above) me so eloquently stated, "God is so wonderful in His artistry and grace." God is so good to us.