Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Silently slipping through the golden green reeds it seeps away.

I didn't notice at first.

dark blue water - bright blue sky, 
Botswana's winter sun is a gentle touch of warmth.

Awareness teases that something is missing.

the rhythmic swoosh - swoosh - swoosh pauses all outside noise

for a moment...the distraction of life is silenced


(a capsule of my personal experience riding in a mokoro, a traditional canoe, 
on the Okavango Delta in Botswana)

Photos by Gene Taylor

Monday, August 28, 2017

If You Were Here...

If you were here lounging on your terrace as the sun was setting you would probably be observing a family of elephants coming in to drink at the watering hole below...

If you were here you would be a "happy camper" as you sat out on your private raised platform overlooking the banks of the Khwai River as you listened to the symphony of Africa...

If you were here you would be having a close encounter...

                                                      ...but not too close...

You could be here toasting to another great day on safari...