Saturday, June 26, 2010

Pink Saturday

Nothing compares to an African sunset.  Visiting in May, which was early Winter, the pinks in the sky were delicate, mixed with lavender and lilac. They changed so quickly, almost in the blink of an eye, making one hurry the Land Rover along over bumpy trails to a good viewing spot preferably with silhouetted trees...........



.......and this particular evening with 'pink rhinoceros'.
 

Only pink in the African sunset, a lovely sight to behold, and worth the lurching, breathless, "hang on to your hat" ride with Gordon at the wheel.  More pics of these quite friendly giants in a future post.


Rhinoceros: Ceratotherium Simum
The square-lipped white rhinoceros has little fear of the larger predators, since the outcome of any attack is usually in favour of the rhinoceros.  Their eyesight is poor but they do have an acute sense of smell and hearing and can be extraordinarily agile on the move.  The more social square-lipped rhino are temperamentally quieter that the solitary, hook-lipped species, which can be extremely bad-tempered when provoked.  The huge square-lipped rhinoceros is ranked as Africa's third largest land mammal.


Hope your Pink Saturday is going well.  Cooler days at your end perhaps, meanwhile here in central North Carolina we have sweltered all week with temps. as high as 105 on Thursday - definitely not my favorite type of weather!

Pop on over to visit our Pink Saturday hostess Beverly at How Sweet The Sound where you can check on old friends and make some new ones from all around the world.

20 comments:

  1. Wonderful pictures, I love the pink Rhino's.

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  2. Beautiful! What an experience. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  3. oh, these are gorgeous! I always look forward to your photos. Have a Happy Pink Saturday!

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  4. Simply stunning! What an amazing journey.
    Beth

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  5. What beautiful pictures! Have a great week while we are away!

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  6. I've just spent a wonderful time, catching up with your trip, Mary.

    Amazing photos!

    I love the banner.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous. Look at those colors!!

    Happy Pink Saturday.

    Barb ♥

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  8. Beautiful sunset, and that African safari must have been the trip of a lifetime! I'm going to look through your blog for more pictures!
    It's my first Pink Saturday, and it's very nice to meet you!
    Carol
    Old Glory Cottage

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  9. Wow Mary such an amazing captures.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Pink Saturday.

    " Regina "

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  10. Oh, pink sunsets and pink rhinos how very special. Glad we are not have 105 temps. We will be lucky to hit 80 today, right now it is cloudy and cool.

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  11. Stunningly beautiful, Mary. Oh, such natural beauty.

    xo
    Claudia

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  12. Hi Mary! What a perfect Pink Saturday post!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  13. Hi Mary,

    Oh wow - your photographs of Africa are so beautiful. The pink sunsets are amazing. I have gone through every one of your photos several times and see something new each time . What a life time of memories you and your friends will have of one of the most beautiful places on this earth.
    Happy Pink Saturday.
    Blessings,
    Erin

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  14. Oh thanks for sharing these--so very beautiful!

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  15. WOW Mary, what a trip...I will come back to read more! Sounds like a trip af your lifetime! Beautiful photos too. If I only could heaar the sounds of an african night!

    Hugs
    Liisa

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  16. Happy Pink Saturday, dear Mary.

    Oh, I am so glad you shared this glorious African sunset with us. I know you will always carry this memory with you.

    It is so very hot. Summer is number four on my list of favorite seasons. We just came in from cutting heat-baked rose blooms. So sad.

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  17. Breathtaking, stunning, amazing... wow.

    Happy PS!
    Maggie
    "Do these shoes match this purse?"

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  18. So, so gorgeous, it would be a place I could sit and watch the sun go down till absolute darkness! Was the night sky just as pretty?

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