Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Home from the Other Side of the World

Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Howdy BOTB Readers!

It's BT3, back from a long journey to South Africa. Yes, I am weary, but full of many stories to tell and images to share with you. Today it's settling back into life here in the USA and digging out from the piles of everything (including laundry) that inevitably builds up when one goes away. It's so great to be home.

Here's just one of the bird images I brought back with me. It's a white-fronted bee-eater, taken on the grounds of the Ghost Mountain Inn in Mkuze, KwaZulu-Natal, Republic of South Africa. I leared a ton about digiscoping field craft on this trip. More on that soon....

There's so much to share and say about South Africa. Before all of that starts, I want to thank my talented and lovely wife Julie for keeping BOTB active and updated EVERY DAY during my absence. Talk about above and beyond the call of duty...Thanks Jules! You are the bestest.


On July 19, 2006 at 4:37 PM Jeff Gyr said...

Hey buddy--

Welcome home! Looking forward to seeing some photos, reading some stories, and hearing some more about this "digiscoping field craft."

Did you have to go through some sort of digital initiation ceremony? Was it painful? ;-)

On July 19, 2006 at 6:32 PM Bill of the Birds said...

yes, it involved kerosene-soaked merula fruits and I don't want to talk about it.

On July 20, 2006 at 8:44 AM Rondeau Ric said...

As evidenced by the first comment you have friends with disturbed imaginations.

Welcome home. Looking forward to great stories, excellent photos and numerous practical digi tips.

No pressure or anything.

Except Julie may have too good a job on your blog. You have a new high standard to maintain.


On July 20, 2006 at 9:29 AM Steve F said...

Great shot of the bee-eater.

On July 20, 2006 at 9:22 PM Lizabird said...

Great to have you back on the continent. It was a bit weird without you... not that is isn't weird with you, mind you!
I am looking forward to hearing about your African conquests.
But for now get some sleep!