There were some stirring Comments on yesterday's 'Lunch - The Olive Baboon', thank you all. Thanks for all your Votes, too - and a very special Thank You to Fred
, for the gratefully received User Award. Oh, and commiserations to CarolG, who gracefully endured her views of our Olive Baboons - or "baaabooons", as Keith recalled an American narrator describing them...!
Mick touched on my narrative on Kenya, referring to the violence and corruption, saying "man can be the worst species on Earth
". This reminded me of an article I read in the local newspaper this morning, about a disabled woman and her young family being thrown off the land handed down to her by her deceased husband. The law is being changed, but women are not allowed to own land in Kenya - and a rich Mombasa businessman had applied for and received, the documents to the land - and sent his hoodlums round to turf her out of the house she had lived in for over 20 years. I agree with you wholeheartedly, Mick.... Gosh, I'm a bundle of laughs today...
I love all your amusing Comments and Andy made me smile, when he said Monkeys "remind me of many people I have met over the years...
" Of course, Jeff's legendary one liners always make me smile "I'm not a vegetarian and I would need my fruit hand-picked by Nigella Lawson
". With my luck in life, Jeff, had I been born as one of her triplets, I would have been the one on the bottle..
I think that one of the prettiest birds in Kenya is the Egyptian Goose. Usually seen in pairs, who bond for life, they are a very noisy bird, especially when defending their territory. They are so named, because they were sacred to the early Egyptians and appear in many artefacts. Quite a large bird, at 28" (70cm) long, they are a little ungainly in flight and are thus named a Goose, rather than a Duck and, when in flight, their very white wing feathers are exposed.
Have a Wonderous Wednesday, everyone ...!
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