Chaos Theory

When any group or bunch of animals stand around the waterhole it looks, well, normal. Not so with the zebra. Something always looks off and I have a funny feeling it is something to do with their stripes… What do you figure? ¬© Mariette du Toit, Not Perfectly Aligned, 2011 Sebras langs ‘n watergat isContinue reading “Chaos Theory”

I’ve got your back

No story here. Just a photo of one of the most common animals in Etosha National Park grazing away. ¬©Mariette du Toit, 2018 Zebra in Etosha National Park Vandag is hier nie ‘n storie nie. Net twee sebras wat rustig eet aan gras in die Etosha Nationale Park… en hoewel dit die mees algemeenste dierContinue reading “I’ve got your back”

To be able to Fly

As a child I often dreamed of being able to fly. Not with a drone or a plain, but like a bird. Quietly slicing through the air. Not in a mad dash like the song-bird, or heavy and unplanned like the pelican. More gracious and at ease like the eagle or even the swift. IContinue reading “To be able to Fly”

A Snake in the Grass

My grandmother always warned us against the proverbial snake in the grass. This wasn’t a lighthearted warning. She was very serious about these snakes and made sure we too understood the dangers of it. As a little girl, I obviously had no inkling and kept searching for real snakes… until about two weeks ago. SupermanContinue reading “A Snake in the Grass”