I am aquiver with excitement to have found a wonderful new event in the 'Blogging From A to Z April Challenge', hosted by Arlee Bird and friends at 'Tossing it Out'. The premise is to post every day in April except Sundays, which will result in twenty-six posts...one for each letter of the alphabet.
I knew immediately what theme I would use to bind the posts together. On a trip to East Africa a few years ago, I strove to get photos of as many animals and birds as I could, while frantically scribbling down their names as our guides rattled them off...not an easy thing to do in a safari truck bumping endlessly over rough, pitted roads!
And so I begin my African Alphabet....
A is for Antelope
There are antelopes of many kinds in Africa. This photo is of a Thomson's Gazelle we spotted at a watering hole in Kenya's Samburu Game Reserve. I will show you more antelope in the days to come!
A is also for Agama Lizard
While these fellows will not be to everyone's taste, I must admit to a fondness for reptiles.
Getting close up and personal with these quiet and colourful lizards was a rare opportunity I happily latched onto as they sunned on the rocks all around us.
If you're up to it, why not take this challenge, too? Anything goes...fiction, poetry, essays, travel. Hundreds have alread posted their links, so while it seems unlikely I will be able to visit them all each day, I'm going to give it a very good try. Thank you for the inspiration, Arlee Bird!!