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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

homecoming

these guys met us at the gate


the dot in the sky is the moon


daylight comes in softly and swiftly


sunrise

21 comments:

Rob Inukshuk said...

Goodness me! Now that's a different welcoming committee and one to wake you up a bit after a tiring journey!

Sandra Leigh said...

Where I live (on Vancouver Island) we are often greeted by deer -- I don't know that I could get used to welcoming committees like yours!

Delwyn said...

Hi Val

like the stone lions that are placed at the gates your lions patrol your patch. Did they let you through willingly?

Happy days

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Isn't it wonderful when the children come and meet you at the gate?!!

Hope they didn't demolish the patio cushions while you were gone.

:-)

Angela said...

They look like beautiful paintings! To think they are real, idling around at your gate, I`m not sure I`d like that (quick glance to my garden gate - sigh, no). You sure have sights to show us! That complete darkness (except for the moon) you never find around our always lighted cities. I love it. I can even hear the sounds!

Susan Erickson said...

awesome..really...tell us more...Are they locals or do they travel through. Do they scavenge around your home. They are so beautiful! Breath taking!

Choices said...

Wow! Now that is my kind of welcome! To be greeted by my favorite wild animal! I would love to live in your world.

Lori ann said...

hello simba! beautiful photos val, they really are the king of beasts aren't they? so magnificient.

♥ lori

NanU said...

monkeys on the roof and lions in the drive - and I thought life was interesting with just housecats! It must be awesome to have such magnificent animals right in front of you.

Val said...

you guys are the best! thanks for still visiting even tho i havent written much of late. Those lions were an amazing homecoming - always humbling to be around.

Delwyn - yes they would, but we just followed them at their pace down the track

Bonnie - so far the cushion craze seems to be over :-)

Geli - yes we are so lucky with no light pollution and fabulous stars at night x

Susan - they move within the reserve, and spend time around our area about every ten days or so.
They dont really scavenge - apart from cushions that is..

Lori - yes indeed!

xxxV

Fire Byrd said...

Just so majestic and rightfully own the place
xx

Vagabonde said...

Wonderful homecoming! We had two felines to get back to when we came back from our trip – one is golden like the lion, his name is Cody (rescued from the animal shelter a few years ago) and the other is Mitsou, a grey a Korat cat with emerald eyes (originally from Thailand) but nothing like your felines. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Writer Lady said...

I'd rather not be greeted by lions on my way home. Do they leave you alone?

Pooch Morning Glory said...

awesome.... i am greeted by my lioness kitty gypsy :)
~laura

Janet said...

traffic is hectic in Selati - at all hours...

love them!

Kristin said...

...

[me. speechless.]

Midlife Jobhunter said...

My, my. What a greeting. I can't imagine.

Val said...

Fire Byrd - yes they certainly think so - and i think they are right!

Vagabonde - wow your felines sound gorgeous!

Writer Lady - haha well yes - they sometimes look like they want to jump in the back of the vehicle, but so far not

karen said...

Ah... how gorgeous! One can never get past the wonder of these lions.. The last pic is my favourite!!

Reya Mellicker said...

Wow. Full moons and lions. What an unbelievable life you live, Val. Thank you again and again for sharing it with us. Wow.

Nicky S (Absolute Vanilla) said...

Wow! I love the way they watch you! It's a pretty impressive welcoming committee by any standards!