DAILY PHOTO: Seeing Eye to Eye with a Giraffe

Taken in June of 2017 at the Giraffe Center on the outskirts of Nairobi

DAILY PHOTO: Creatures of Victoria Falls National Park

Impala — you can tell by the “M” on their backsides


Baby in a tree


Gazelle (I think a Puku Gazelle, but I’m no expert.)


Water Monitor




Baboon, mother and baby


Cape Buffalo


Taken in April of 2017 in Mosi-oa-Tunya (Victoria Falls) National Park; Zebra

DAILY PHOTO: Warthog with Giraffe for Scaling Purposes

Taken on June 28, 2017 at the Giraffe Center in Nairobi, Kenya

DAILY PHOTO: Wildlife of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

Zebra; Taken on June 17, 2017


Crocodile on the shore




Cape Buffalo




Fighting Baboons








Bee Eater



DAILY PHOTO: Hardened Aircraft Shelter

Taken in 1988 when I was  stationed at RAF Woodbridge.

Taken in 1988 when I was stationed at RAF Woodbridge.

Hardened Aircraft Shelters (HAS) are heavy-duty aircraft hangers designed to prevent the wholesale destruction of planes as witnessed in the movie Independence Day at Marine Station El Toro. However, I think the Soviets were considered a more urgent concern than aliens at this particular time. (Oh, how times change.) This particular HAS contained A-10 “Warthogs”– a slow ugly plane that was built around a Gatling gun and that we were about to scrap until we started getting into wars that showed that if one wasn’t fighting dogfights with the Soviets–but rather fighting ground troops and armor of militaries devoid of operational air forces, e.g. in Iraq or Serbia– the A-10 was pretty much the most useful combative plane in the inventory.

I guess there were plenty of sunny days like this, but somehow my memories of England only come when it’s raining.