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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CHEETAH - DAG IN DIE LEWE VAN 'N JAGLUIPERD - CHEETAH – Acinonyx jabatus

With my last visit to Kruger during November 2013, I had an extraordinary experience. I stopped at a waterhole roundabout 12h.00hrs. It was midsummer and very hot. I was the only person at the waterhole as most visitors stay at camp due to extreme heat that time of day in the park. I watched water birds and a group of impala under the shade of the trees.
I suddenly noticed movement to my right in the dense bush and as it came out into the clear saw that it indeed was a Cheetah! She slowly moved closer to the waterhole and moved into a patch of long grass where she went in hiding. As time passed the impala moved closer to the water, unaware of her presence.
As time passed more cars pulled up and asked me what I was watching, I pointed out that there is a cheetah hiding in the patch of gra

I AM HUMBLY HONORED – THANK YOU CHALLENGE CAFÉ

I am humbly honored, thank you so much Qnita it’s a great honor and privilege to be featured in your group with so many talented members and amazing work!
A wonderful way to promote members work and give exposure!
When I joined Red Bubble in 2008 it was a small family of wonderful members and friends, as it grew changes came, sometimes with lots of groans and moans from a lot of members as we all felt comfortable with the way it was but eventually you get use to the changes and it’s ok again and then another and another untill eventually today it is huge with hundreds of members and friends we make through the years. As time passed with all the changes we all grew and our work improved and we learn everyday!
The moral of the story.., just hang in their it will be worth your while!
Pleas

2014 IS HERE AND I AM SO HAPPY TO BE BACK!

Hi to ALL my dear friends here at REDBUBBLE!

A BLESSED 2014 TO YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES!

I was at Kruger Park for a three week visit during November that I thoroughly enjoyed, sadly I arrived at home to find disaster.
The week before my return we had a terrible storm that did great damage to my house, the Lodge and on the farm.
We were without electricity for almost two weeks, my computer damaged and a lot of work to get everything back to normal again.
I am back on the internet since this morning early and I can’t wait to catch up on everything I missed out on for the past almost two months!

Thanks so much to Kon, Tony, David, Michael and Qnita that kindly did all my work in our groups during my absence, I do appreciate it very much.

It really is wonderful to be back and I can’…

TO ALL OUR GROUP MEMBERS AND FRIEND HERE AT RED-BUBBLE!

Hello to ALL the group members and dear friends and fellow artists at Red Bubble!
I am again on an adventures annual leave from the 26th of Oct till the 20th of November!
Kon and Tony gave me leave and will take care of Top Shelf and African Art groups on their own (Thank you Kon and Tony, much appreciated!) till my return.
Dear friends and fellow members, I will catch up on my return if I am unable to do so in the Park depending on internet reception.
Take care!
Maggie

SOEKERS WAT NOOIT VIND

SOEKERS WAT NOOIT VIND
Ek wonder al baie jare oor Julie. Waar kom julle vlinders vandaan
en waar gaan julle heen?
Ek sien julle elke jaar net so voor Kersfees,
en julle verdwyn dan weer net na Nuwejaar.
Miljoene der miljoene van julle. Golf op golf.
Altyd in dieselfde rigting. Noord, noord-oos.
Nes ek dink,“nou is julle verby”, dan kom die volgende golf.
Gewoonlik drie weke lank.
Vanjaar voor Kersfees sien ek julle weer op my plaas in die Limpopo.
Eindelops swerf julle verby. Sorgeloos, dartelend, energiek. Julie vertoef soms by plassies water
en vlieg dan weer voort.
Ek kom terug Johannesburg toe.
Die hele 400 kilometer is julle saam met my op die pad.
Ek moet julle telkens van my voorruit afvee.
Dit grief my, maar ek kan nie anders nie.
Terstond neem ek my voor. Ek gaan nie langer oor julle…

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 21!

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 21!


WHITE-FACED DUCK – Dendracygna viduata – Nonnetjie-eend
by Magaret Meintjes

 
 


   Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…
 

I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 73000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie 21. SoJie 21 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is the 21st one; and 77 other artists, besides myself, are represented.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on May 29th, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow t…

A “THANK YOU” AND A “HI”

I want to thank group members, for their patience, friends, for words of comfort and last but not the least, co-hosts for their hard work and help in my absence the past three months here on Red bubble.

After 12 years of fighting cancer, I lost my husband on the 17th of January 2013.
I learned that there are things in life we don’t want to happen that we have to ACCEPT; things we do not know that we must LEARN; and people without whom we cannot live, but we need to LET GO.

I am so thankful to know that I still have all my wonderful friends here at Red bubble where there are so much beauty, comfort and understanding.

Hugs
Maggie

“IN LOVING MEMORY”

JUST TO SAY "THANK YOU"

Hi to ALL my friends and group members.
Due to illness in my family I have been away from redbubble for a few weeks.
Thank you to so many friends co-hosts and group members for the kind and wonderful bubblemails I have received, it really was and still is an inspiration and truly appreciated.
I will be away for a while and apologise to all group members for any inconvenience caused by my absence.
Thank you so much to all co-hosts that have taken over all my responsibilities at this time I do appreciate it ’very much.
Hugs and love to ALL
Take care and God Bless
Maggie

Rescued elephant herds inexplicably gather to mourn South Africa’s “Elephant Whisperer”

A MUST READ, IF YOU ADORE ELEPHANTS! Incredible but true!
ONGELOOFLIKE MAAR WAAR, OLIFANTE SE OPTOG OM EER TE BETOON AAN DIE “ELEPHANT WHISPERER”

For 12 hours, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zululand bush until they reached the house of late author Lawrence Anthony, the conservationist who had saved their lives.
The formerly violent, rogue elephants, destined to be shot a few years ago as pests, had been rescued andrehabilitated by Anthony, who had grown up in the bush and was known as the “Elephant Whisperer.”
For two days the herds loitered at Anthony’s rural compound on the vast Thula Thula game reserve – to say good-bye to the man they loved. But how did they know he had died March 7?

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