PhotoPOSTcard: Sometimes It Can Be Really Hard to Get A Drink

This herd of zebras desperately wanted a drink and would carefully approach the bank of this pond and stick their noses in the water. Then, just as soon as they started to drink, the hippo would pop his head out and startle the zebras back up the bank. This happened over and over as we watched the scene for about 15 minutes. It was almost as if the hippo was doing it on purpose, and playing a game with the zebras.

My trip to the Enonkishu Conservancy in Kenya was hosted by Biosphere Expeditions. All Content is my own.

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Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: A Pride Full of Love

We ended our game drive day in the Olchorro Conservancy in Kenya’s Maasai Mara area on a high note with a sighting of a lion family unit that consisted of two sisters and their two month old cubs. We watched them for almost an hour, and it was fascinating to see how affectionate the lionesses were with each other and with all the babies. There was no distinction between mine and yours – all three cubs nursed with each mother, and each cub went back and forth between the sisters looking for affection and food, all of which was freely given by each mom.

My visit to the Enonkishu Conservancy in Kenya was hosted by Biosphere Expeditions. All content is my own.

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Rose 

PhotoPOSTcard: Just One Big Putty Tat

Even the king of beasts has to scratch an itch sometimes.

On a game drive through the Olchoro and Lemek Conservancies in Kenya’s Mara ecosystem, I was fortunate to observe a large pride of lions just hanging out in the shade, sleeping, and basically, acting like cats.

My trip to the Enonkishu Conservancy was hosted by Biospheres Expeditions. All content is my own.

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Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: In the Enonkishu Conservancy

The Enonkishu Conservancy in the greater Mara ecosystem in Kenya, has successfully transformed a landscape that was overgrazed by cattle, into a green haven that now supports a large number of native wildlife, while still satisfying the land needs of the local Maasai cattle owners. It’s quite an impressive achievement.

My trip to the Enonkishu Conservancy in Kenya was hosted by Biosphere Expeditions. All content is my own.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: Feeding One Really Big Baby

Have you ever wanted your own elephant?

After watching the adorable elephants getting fed at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Orphanage, you can adopt one of these little guys for $50 and get regular updates throughout the year about how your big baby is doing.

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Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: A Close Encounter of the Giraffe Kind

Where can you hand feed endangered Rothschild giraffes?

Nairobi’s Giraffe Center mission is to educate local children about their country’s wild life. For tourists, the big draw is the opportunity to get up close and very personal with these gentle giants.

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Rose

A Hot Time in a Cool Town – A Frederick Fire In Ice Festival Weekend

Sure, I could have spent my Groundhog’s Day birthday in Punxsutawny, PA with Phil the Groundhog – but why repeat that scene again?  (If you are not groaning at this bad pun, then watch one of my favorite movie classics “Groundhog’s Day”).

Instead, a weekend with the Frederick Fire In Ice festival seemed like a much “cooler” activity to check out.

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PhotoPOSTcard: When Art Imitates Life

Good street art stops you in your tracks and forces you to take a closer look. Whether it is big or small, it draws you in. The art walk in Frederick, MD has just those kind of murals. In this photo, can you tell what is real and what is an imitation? The two large windows are both faux, and everything else is real. You can pick up a map of Frederick’s Art Walk at the Frederick Visitor’s Center.

Please note that I was hosted by Visit Frederick. All content is my own.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: The Covered Bridges of Frederick County

Covered bridges were actually designed for function – to protect the wooden bridge structure from the elements and thereby extending the bridge’s lifespan up to 100 years. As iron began to replace wood, the many covered bridges across the US began to disappear. Today, the remaining bridges are a romantic reminder of a time in US history that was slower and more pastoral. If you are visiting Frederick, MD, stop by the visitor’s center to pick up a map of the local covered bridge trail that takes you to three beautiful examples of this unique architecture.

Please note that I was hosted by Visit Frederick. All content is my own.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

 

PhotoPOSTcard: The Monocacy Aquaduct

When you really think about it, and aqueduct could be considered an oxymoron – it’s a bridge  built over water to carry water. In this case, the Monocacy aqueduct was the largest of the eleven aqueducts built as part of the C&O canal system in the mid 1800’s. The Monacacy Aqueduct has survived the Civil War and hurricanes and is now part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park. You can easily visit this site and others along the C&O canal system from a base in Frederick,MD.

Please note that I was hosted by Visit Frederick. All content is my own.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose