Saturday, November 7, 2009


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Craig Glenn

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Search for the Bug Lady Part 4

Hot on the trail!

Welcome back to story time my friends.  It's time for the next installment in our quest to find the Bug Lady

In Part 3 of our story, we were run out of town by some pesky Rhino! 

"I hope that poor little man got to come back down from the tree daddy", said Sara from high atop her rented camel.

"I am sure he is just fine by now little one", I answered, "that rhino has probably gone back into the bush by now, I would think".

"Good" Maureen added, "I have never seen anyone climb a tree that fast"!

Sara laughed and nodded her head in agreement.  We all became quite and reflected on the exciting encounter with the Rhino.  The trip south had become long and hard and we had not seen any critter on the dusty trail all day.  Then up ahead little Sara saw movement in the bushes and waved her hand in the air. 

"What is it Sara" I asked?

"Up there ahead in that thicket, I saw something" she whispered.

Brave little Sara commanded her trusty Camel, who she called Clyde, to stop and kneel so she could get off. 

"Do be careful Sara, it could be a lion or something" Maureen warned her as I looked for a tree to climb. 

"No, look" Sara exclaimed, "it's a Purple Swamphen!" 

"Hello, pretty Swamphen, my name is Sara"

"Hello Sara are you having a nice safari?"

"We are having a great adventure looking for the Bug Lady of South Africa", Sara explained. "Do you know how to find her?"

"Why yes, little one, in fact she is a camp really close to here!"  "YAY!" Sara shouted. "Which way do we go?"

"Just continue straight down this path and you will find her camp!"

Sara thanked the Purple Swamphen and gave her a little pat on the head.  She climb on old Clyde's back and gave the UP command and away we went.  We asked Sara what she know about the African Purple Swamphen and this is what she told us: "European birds are overall purple-blue, African and south Asian birds have a green back, and Australasian and Indonesian birds have black backs and heads. The Philippines subspecies is pale blue with a brown back."  Boy I tell you, she is like a little Wikipedia!

Maureen was the first to spot the camp.  Sara and I were very excited and filled with much anticipation with our journey so near its destination.  What would it be like to finally meet the real live Bug Lady?!? Here camp was simple and very much what you would expect an expert safari camp to look like.  The Bug Lady, however, was nowhere to be found.

"Perhaps she is out in the bush with her camera taking exciting photo's for one of her blogs" Sara said. 

"Perhaps little one, we will just have to wait and see if she comes back soon" I said.

And that was our adventure for that day!  Have we found the elusive Bug Lady at last? Is she coming back to this camp? Stay tuned for the next exciting post to find out!  In the mean time please pay the Bug Lady a visit on one of her nature blogs,  South African Photos and Natures World of Wonder. Do leave her a comment and tell her Little Sara sent you.  She will know who you mean!

Read the whole Series!

Thanks for stopping by,

Craig Glenn

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Bahamas Part 1

I'm BACK!  Did you miss me?

I am back from my vacation and my very first cruise.  The plan is to share my nature finds on this my nature blog and maybe a story or two on my observations blog.  Feel free to ask any questions you may have about our trip as I am now quite the globe trotter!  It was my first time out of the country, save an imaginary trip to South Africa or two.  Don't you worry Sara fans, I will get back to that story real soon.

For now enjoy this shot I took with my iPhone.  That's right, iPhone.  My regular point and shot was miss behaving and I have to use the iPhone camera the whole trip.  I devised a special water proof container to get these shots.  M had just swam out of this shot when I took it.  Snorkeling in the Bahamas was a ton of fun!

Thanks for stopping by,

Craig Glenn