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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:28 pm

That is amazing Mizzbee.

What an amazing picture... look at those ears, look at those veins. Can you imagine the hearing?
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread post by Grantmissy » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:20 am

:thumbs_up: pic Mizzbee :clap: :clap: :clap:

From what I am reading on the forum it seems that Kruger is currently receiving good rains. I have quite a few books/field guides on Kruger but not something specific on wild flowers/wild fruits/wild herbs. Not sure whether someone wrote such a field guide. One day whilst driving between Skukuza and Tshokwane during summer it was raining softly although it was very warm. There was a very strong sweet herb type of smell coming from the plants in the Kruger veldt but I do not know what the name of the plants are – there were plenty of them.

I wish I could be there now, driving between Skukuza and Tshokwane smelling those plants in the Kruger veldt through the open car window.
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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:10 pm

GM, I love the smell of the bush. I also love the different flowers. Taken on an early morning walk through Tambotie.

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Unread post by mizzbee » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:59 pm

Great flower photos MM :thumbs_up:

Grantmissy, I was always under the impression it was the Magic Guarri bush that gave off a particular familiar smell, but now I think it maybe the distinctive smell of the Potato Bush. I could be wrong on both counts though.

I enjoy exploring the various camps. So many people visit the Park only for the Big 5. They miss so much of the ‘little’ things and sometimes the ‘big’ things that abound in the park.
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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:59 pm

Mizzbee, the Potato bush is for me a Kruger smell.

Lovely tree, just gorgeous :thumbs_up:
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:09 am

Caught up..... Mizzbee your pic of the Scrub Hare is stunning. :thumbs_up: ..Looks just like a pet. 8)
The photo of the tree is magnificent. :dance: Was it taken in Lower Sabie??

GM...Would it not be great if the KNP Guide/ Map book could incorporate some of the frequently seen wild flowers. :hmz: ...as they are so delicate and beautiful. :D

MM...Gorgeous pic of the Giraffe at the water hole. :great: ...Love watching them drink. 8)
Your wild flower :cam: are stunning ...such striking contrast of colour. :thumbs_up:

With the beauty of the wild flowers ...for me the trees clothed in their various autumn shades of orange, yellow, brown and gold are always impressive.
Not a very good video screen shot below :redface: as it does not really give them the justice they deserve.

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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread post by Grantmissy » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:11 am

Mizzbee I think you are correct about the plants that provide that pungent smell in the Kruger, thank you :thumbs_up: Great flower pics MM. Trrp it would be great to see the wild flowers in a field guide. I paged through my Kruger tree book last night and there are so many plants/trees with the most interesting names :) that a person may see in Kruger. The Skukuza nursery is a good place to spend some time - the people working there are very knowledgeable about the Kruger trees and plants.
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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:05 am

I love the orange flowers Trrp :thumbs_up: I have a lot of them growing in the fieds next to my house and they are a joy to behold.

GM, here is a place close to the nursery. Another picture taken at Lake Panic when on my way to the golf club dinner.

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Unread post by mizzbee » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:33 am

A rise in any water makes me excited especially if I have a rod in hand. Love the reflections in your photo MM.

Yes Trrrp, that photo was taken at Lower Sabie. I love all the colour in the recent photos of flower.

Wishing you a fun cricket weekend MM and all those who are attending. There is a deep down wish that I could also be there. :mrgreen:
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:34 am

MM...Lake Panic :cam: has such a peaceful atmosphere around it. :thumbs_up:

These young ladies on high alert, all ears listening...can almost feel the tension in them.

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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread post by Grantmissy » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:14 am

Great photo MM :D To me it emphasise peace and quiet :D
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread post by mizzbee » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:10 pm

Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:can almost feel the tension in them.
Absolutely Trrrp. I feel it too, just by looking at those Impala.

This scene shouts Kruger at me. There is just enough sustainable water to satisfy these elephants. Unlike the current photographs of raging rivers doing the rounds on the various media platforms. I hope everyone, man and animal is not too badly affected by the latest flood waters.
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:27 am

mizzbee wrote:This scene shouts Kruger at me.

*sigh* and me!!!! :thumbs_up: Gorgeous photo mizzbee... :dance: Really making me :mrgreen:

Even these little guys with their heart shaped noses and furry coats make me happy!!!
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread post by Grantmissy » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:58 am

:D thank you Trrp, Mizzbee, MM and everyone else for posting such great photo's. That plus our conversations here continue to make this a very pleasant and uplifting thread :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread post by mizzbee » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:14 am

Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:Even these little guys with their heart shaped noses and furry coats make me happy!!!
Trrrrp, I have never noticed their heart shaped noses. :thumbs_up: I will never look at Waterbuck in the same way again.

Grantmissy wrote:That plus our conversations here continue to make this a very pleasant and uplifting thread
Thank You Grantmissy. I have enjoyed the interactions.

Today, anywhere in the park, it would be a pleasure to watch this cheeky little guy.
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