Spotted!

Spotted!

We all have busy work lives but just when it gets a bit too much, the opportunity to travel  back to Africa presents itself.  It seems the universe knows and calls me “home”.  Always a welcome sight, Cape Town immediately relaxes and forces me to take a moment and breathe.  The hustle and bustle of one of the world’s most beautiful cities doesn’t deter from the relaxed and inviting warm hospitality of the people.  They take the time to ask how your day was or what can they do to assist.  It certainly is refreshing that someone actually cares. After countless safaris over the years, I should know one can never predict what animals will do.  It makes you wonder who is watching who?  Which takes me back to one afternoon’s game drive in Thornybush Game Reserve where a leopard was sitting lazily under a tree after just finishing a huge meal.  We were all busy taking photos and the lazy leopard was posing quietly taking “us all in”.  Up comes an elephant behind the leopard, who was also busy watching us.  The elephant did not notice the leopard and the leopard did not notice the elephant.  We all took our photo and just then, both animals saw each other and took off in opposite directions.  (attached photo).   I have never seen two such different animals so close to one another and then move away so quickly while we all chuckled quietly.  You never know what to expect. So, I encourage you to travel to our part of the world and return with renewed energy and know those smiling faces you met will welcome you back again.  And, those animals sitting under the tree are waiting just for you!