The Fresh Start!
The Fresh Start!
¨… A New Year,
A fresh start,
An opportunity to grow
A chance to glow
A moment to reflect
A time to let go
Itś your show
It´s the year you will let the world know
That you are the King of your own show¨ -
A Festive Kaleidoscope...
A Festive Kaleidoscope….
¨...Fancy festivals of fleeting flowers flash their faces
Gatherings gallop through the gleeful and grateful families
Homes harvest happiness and honor their gifted season
Interesting intricate images ignite passion and peace
Jovial jumping jesters to the jolly young and old
Kaleidoscope kitchens with
The Green, Green Grass of Home....
The Green,Green Grass of Home…
¨...The green, green grass of home,
follows me, no matter where I choose to roam.
The blades of grass, weak branches sway upon the breeze,
and the birds singing tunes that to the ear so often please...¨ - Mad
For the Love of Deception
For the love of Deception...¨From earth's furthest corner
To the closest leaves
Love glues the gap between
Two hearts upon a branch...¨ - Eyan Desir (Commitment)Love, dedication and true commitment are what were spread all over Deception Valley Lodge the past few weeks.
Oktoberfest at Deception Valley Lodge....
Oktoberfest at Deception Valley Lodge…..¨….Once back on form, he's set to pounce!
He's on all fours again!
As if on springs, he'll leap and bounce
Before he counts to ten!
This little jewel is known to prowl
And ambush suddenly...
He even makes
Gentling a Wildcat...
Gentling a Wildcat….¨Beyond the wildcatś plundering quest,
for swift and easy as a bird
it mounts, and scarce a leaf is stirr´d
It runs, it flies, it springs, it leaps,
As graceful as the antelope,
yet cruel as the tiger grim….¨ - Isaac
It is all about Rosettes...
It is all about Rosettes….
¨Empirical justice is the sword he wields,
a traveler of astral light; journeyman of
the stars…. - M.L Kiser about the Leopard¨
Our guests couldn't be more blessed. It all started with the celebration of World Painted Dog (More
The Silent Giants
The Silent Giants
¨You whose feet pounded the earth,
the hard earth into powder in ancient times,
so that green things might grow.
You are the protecting spirit of Africa.
You are the whisper of our stories in the
wind that has
Hunters of the Dunes
Hunters of the dunes….-Come with me, hold tight my hand,
Whilst I show you my beloved land,
Africa’s blood washes through my veins,
From Bushveld glades to savanna plains.
Have you ever heard the lion roar…. - Alf HutchisonWhat a special
Wild Honey…....fresh from the stings of killer bees
her notable resilience
like a spring tulip
for she is a survivor….
~ Honey Badger – Vanessa DunnWe all know the saying ¨Africa is not for sissies¨. The Kalahari is a perfect example of this, as
¨I may not have gone where I intended to go,
but I think I have ended up where I intended to
be¨ - Douglas Adams
A Journey full of surprises, love and ambition was led the past two weeks at Deception Valley
A Place in Africa
PLACE IN AFRICA…..This is the place of struggle
Of desert plains and thorn trees
Where pathways end and hunters track game
Of horizons and frontiers
Where journeys start and sunsets bleed red
~ Wayne Visser – I know a place in AfricaAfrica, Botswana, to be
¨Fall, leaf, fall;
die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day!
Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree…..
- Emily Bronte ¨With Autumn full on us, and Winter approaching ever so rapidly, the atmosphere at Deception Valley Lodge will wrap you
The gods must be crazy
Xi and his San tribe of Ju'/Hoansi bushmen are living happily in the Kalahari Desert. One day, a glass Coca-Cola bottle is carelessly thrown out of an airplane and falls to Earth unbroken. Initially, Xi's people assume this strange artifact is a "present"
The Kalahari refuses to acknowledge that May is the beginning of the winter. Temperatures dip to 5 degrees Celsius at sunrise but by noon the birds and game flock to waterholes to refresh themselves in the afternoon heat close to
Still magical 35 years later
The allegorical story of Xi, a member of a San Bushmen tribe in the Central Kalahari, who received the unexpected gift of a glass Coca Cola bottle dropped from the sky, still enchants audiences over the world, Xi's tribe lived
Walk with the bushmen