You would never think that you could possibly miss seeing an elephant, but it happened to my husband and me in the Addo Elephant National Park many years ago.
We drove through the reserve towards the water hole where the game ranger had told us elephant had recently been spotted. Not once along the way did we see any elephants!
Finally, towards the end of the trail, we heard a noise behind us and quickly looked round. We spotted the back end of a massive elephant as it crossed the road behind us, only to disappear into the jungle of tall vegetation again.
Who knew something as large as an elephant could hide so well?
post script: Of course, this particular photo is not the back end of an elephant disappearing into elephant grass, but rather a teeny toadstool that sprouted in my lawn after a little rain. Gotcha??
Here is my very own little Flower Child; a furry hippy who loves to snuggle up with my flowers.
Flower Child 2
Little Monkey is often to be found lolling around, near – and on – my blue plumbago. When I take her for a walk I find lots of little blue flowers stuck to her coat. She looks very jolly.
Flower Child 3
We have recently had a new section of wall erected. To make it less boring I have planted three small honeysuckle plants. My others have done so well that I have high hopes for these too. The Sunbirds love them and I love the Sunbirds.
Flower Child 4
Little Monkey also loves them and couldn’t wait to get up close and personal with the new plants. It looks like they are her new best friends!