Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day trip to Kumbali

Dave here *- I decided to head out to Kumbali today and see what there was to see and drop off some seeds at the permaculture center. This post will have a lot of pictures on it because a picture is worth a thousand words. When I arrived at Kumbali, I noticed a lot of color in the trees. The last time I saw this much color was when they were having the quilt show a few months back. To my surprise one of the local shops was hanging their batiks to be sold. I am told that they do this every Sunday.

After looking to see where there was to see. I headed down the path for a walk. If Shannon is reading this she will know what path it is as we have been there together before. I was met with a surprise and horror.

The surprise was a colony of ants making their way from one side of the path to the other. It was a sight to see. If you look closely at the picture you will notice that the ants have made a tunnel in which to transport their eggs from one location to the other. It was really cool.

The horror was the sight of the fields all burnt. I was hoping to say for a few hours but the smell of the freshly burnt areas was killing me. I walk through the burnt area hoping to see some small homles critter but only came a cross a stump that was still smoldering. It was obvious that the fire had just finished.

I was all equipped to sit around and get some good bird pictures, but I was only able to get one. I thought it came out very well. I am posting the one of it flying for Colin. It was a lucky shot as most of my flying picture are.

My trip ended back at the batiks to pick up a little surprise for Shannon. I think she will really like what I got her.

*note - Shannon Requires me to tell everyone that it is me posting so people will not think that it is her.


LeesOnTheGo said...

What a treat to have Dave as the "guest blogger"! And terrific photos too!

Smallbits said...

Very cool! You guys have me convinced that we need to go to Africa at some point.

Smallbits said...

I have been thinking of this tons but haven't had time to get back and comment. Is the burning intentional or not? Either way, it is upsetting. I was just wondering.

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