DAILY PHOTO: Prowling Lioness

Taken on June 21, 2017 at Chobe National Park in Botswana

 

DAILY PHOTO: The Time I Didn’t Say, “Close your mouth; you look stupid.”

Taken in October of 2013 at Bannerghatta

Taken in October of 2013 at Bannerghatta

 

Ordinarily, when you see someone slack-jawed, they look like an idiot, but something about this guy allowed him to pull it off. Therefore, I gave him a break and did not chastise him for letting his mouth hang open like a moron. But next time…

DAILY PHOTO: Jagadambi Leogryph

Taken October 22, 2015 at Khajuraho.

Taken October 22, 2015 at Khajuraho

 

This mythical beast adorns the plinth at Jagadambi Temple in the Western Group of Temples at Khajuraho. I hope its breath was not foul.

DAILY PHOTO: Lion with Soldiers

Taken in Vác in December of 2014

Taken in Vác in December of 2014

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Vác was getting ready to install or remove a few statues and had them all grouped together in the town square. The juxtaposition of a lion with a WWI monument made for a couple interesting images.  

POEM: Lion Eyes (or Lionize or Lyin’ Eyes)

Taken Nov 10, 2013 at Bannerghatta National Park

Taken Nov 10, 2013 at Bannerghatta National Park

The lion is  a kingly beast

Whose eyes no lies can abide

If you don’t wish to be his feast

Please act with tact and don’t chide

He doesn’t take to teasing well

He’s still but to kill is in his blood

His placid face may look swell

But a strong heart pounds THUD-THUD…

THUD-THUD

&

another thing

He may look like a big plush toy

But he’s no fun for a girl or boy

Don’t get your kid a big feline

Unless your exit is a swift beeline