Friday, 13 June 2008

Photostory Friday - Working Mum's Adventures BC


Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

I've joined Cecily and MamaGeek's Photostory Friday. I'm hoping to have new photos to post when I get to grips with my new camera, but until then I'll post a few of my old favourites taken on film and scanned in. Like this one:




In 1996, before arrival of daughter, we took a safari holiday in Kenya.

I took this photo of the migration of the wildebeast in the Masai Mara on a late afternoon safari.

I love the composition: the buzzard in the acacia tree, the line of wildebeast, the mountains in the distance and the colours of the savannah.

It evokes strong memories of an unforgettable adventure.

One day I will take daughter................................

25 comments:

Cecily R said...

Wow. That is an amazing, beautiful shot. And to think my most memorable vacation was to Disney Land. I am so BORING. :)

Working mum said...

I've been to Disney Land, too. Maybe I should post a photo from that trip? Me and Timone, me and Buzz Lightyear, me and Cinderella,.....(I was 33 at the time, by the way!)

April said...

WOW, a gorgeous photo!

MamaGeek said...

Wow, now that stunning. I love taking shots of trees too - but of course nothing nearly as exciting as on location in Africa! VERY cool WM.

I'm anxious to see new pics from your SLR.

And thanks for playing PSF, this was perfect!

Jacki said...

Awesome! I'll come along and carry your luggage next time.

Alexandria said...

Green with Envy here lol.

It's a beautiful shot! It must have been breathtaking. Wow.

gigi said...

Beautiful. New meaning to a picture is worth a 1000 words.

ValleyGirl said...

Oh, this brings back memories!! I was only 7 when my parents and I went to Africa, but we spent 10 days in Kenya ~ what an incredibly wild and beautiful country!!! I'd love to someday be able to recreate that trip for my kids, too.

And in answer to your question, yes, we believe it is a mother fox. We're quite sure she's got a den amongst the old, dilapidated, crumbling buildings on the deserted farm site that's basically across the road from us. Far too many raccoon and skunk families have come from that place for our liking. And now foxes. Great.

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

Just beautiful! Amazing memories!

Kellan said...

Wonderful photo of a fabulous trip!

I'm Kellan - nice to meet you - see you soon.

Don Mills Diva said...

I did a safari in Kenya in 2000 and I dream of returing with my son - this shot really brought it back - thanks!

Shannon said...

Gorgeous photo! What an adventure that must have been. Safari is on my to-do list as well. Fabulous!

Maggie May said...

A lovely picture ..... dramatic, hot..........
Good idea that photo club.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Awesome! Some day I would love to visit far-off exciting places....

hotmamabeads said...

What an amazing experience! Thanks for sharing it! Gorgeous shot!

Amanda said...

OMG! The safari must have been amazing! I always wanted to go on those. I'm jotting this down on my list of things to do once Aaron is older :)

Reluctant Housewife said...

Great shot!

Maggie May said...

You have inspired me to sign up for this and will try to get a photo out this coming week!
I like the photo very much. Mine won't be as exotic as that!

Working mum said...

Thank you all for popping in to see my photo. Yes, the safari was amazing - we went to four different National Parks with a variety of wildlife ending in the Masai Mara. I have hundreds more photos to bore you with in the future!

Kareer Woman said...

Beautiful picture!
Thanks for the comment.
You can consider this as an official tag if you'd like. I'd love to see your Crazy 8's!

Toni said...

Oh, the photo is awesome but I am mad jealous over the trip. What a lucky duck you are!

the mother of this lot said...

I hate wildebeest. Mainly because, if one gets orphaned, the rest of the herd just leave it to die. Unlike elephants, who have a very strong sense of adoption in the case of orphaned calves!!

St. Jude's your man for lost causes. Can't see him helping City though. I'm pretty sure he's a Red.

Robyn said...

That is a beautiful photo. I can't imagine how great a safari could be.

scrappysue said...

hey ho! i see you've invested in the fabby new blogger list, but for some weird reason it's got an old post of mine as the most recent! weird. at least it saves us using google alerts!

blogthatmama said...

What a fab picture, it's getting me excited about our trip to Zambia now, only two months to go...