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“South African Giraffe”


Description from Violet: On a recent Safari to Kruger Park in South Africa, my husband captured this inquisitive giraffe. Check out his picture below.....


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  1. Violet
    Violet says:

    Here’s our friend from Africa that inspired my Pick….


  2. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Seriously??? That’s awesome! I would love to go to Africa to see the wild critters.

  3. Chicky ChaCha
    Chicky ChaCha says:

    Love this Violet—did you not get to go with your hubby to Africa?? I hope you got to go. I have a dear friend that would go “wild” over your pick, not that I am not wild he he. I will put it in my faves as it inspires me to create a wild look for her.

  4. Violet
    Violet says:

    Thanks Valentine Chick.

    Thank you Chicky ChaCha….Yes , I did get to go. We have a friend that is from Cape Town. He actually lives in the states part of the year, and in Cape Town part of the year. He does tours of Cape Town and organizes a Safari. We were there for 2 weeks. It was a truly amazing trip.!!!

  5. Chicky ChaCha
    Chicky ChaCha says:

    Wow—I bet it was and so glad you were able to experience a safari and Africa. That is so cool that you had a friend that has such connections. Did you get any awesome beads anywhere? Have you ever heard of Kazuri beads? I think they have underprivileged women make them in Africa. Thanks for sharing—if you have time please share your most memorable moment.

  6. Aqua Chickie Cat
    Aqua Chickie Cat says:

    Cute giraffe pic

  7. Violet
    Violet says:

    Hi Chicky ChaCha…… my most memorable moment…. that’s hard because it was all so wonderful…. but …. if I have to chose one…
    I guess I will tell the scariest….Here goes….
    One night when while we were sleeping in our tents… around midnight… we were awaken by a VERY loud scream… followed by a TREMENDOUSLY loud roar of the lions…. what a way to be shocked out of sleep.!!! We realized that the scream was that of on animal that had just become dinner for the lions….. that made us realize we were truly in the wilds of Africa !!!!!!
    The next morning we had a great sighting of the Lions and were able to get amazing pictures of the Lions…. a rare sight in the daytime..

  8. Chicky ChaCha
    Chicky ChaCha says:

    Wow! I bet that was truly scarey! To know that you are very near them in the wild and not behind a cage visiting at the zoo. I bet it was the trip of a lifetime! So glad that you were able to experience that and thanks for sharing! Again love the giraffe pick!

  9. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Wow, Violet! That would have made me jump out of my skin! But what a truly memorable trip. I’ll bet that was one you will always remember!

    BTW, love this safari pick! That African jade really makes the desert come alive!

  10. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Violet, thanks for sharing your beautiful picture and experience with us. Your pick is wonderful.

  11. Violet
    Violet says:

    Thanks Ladies….it truly was the experience of a lifetime. One that we may never get to do again. It is such a long way over there. Many hours in a plane…but worth it.
    One more story…. this one about a giraffe..
    when we were in the lodge one night… we heard a noise outside the window… and a giraffe was standing by the porch… we walked outside and sat on the bench… it was so close we could have touched it…. The giraffe stayed there for several minutes watching us and eating from a nearby tree. It didn’t seem afraid…and neither were we…. It was an AWESOME experience. !!!!!!!

  12. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    How very cool, Violet! Aren’t they magnificent creatures?

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Oh I missed this one awesome Violet

  14. Violet
    Violet says:

    Thank you Sue…yes they are magnificent. creatures… especially when you see them in their natural habitat !!

    Thank you Alice.

  15. Chicky ChaCha
    Chicky ChaCha says:

    Thanks for sharing the added memory of the giraffe by your porch. That must have been truly awesome and should we assume –that is the picture your hubby took?

  16. Violet
    Violet says:

    Glad you enjoyed it Chicky ChaCha…but no… we were both too much in awe to grab our camera for that one… plus we were still a little sleepy eyed… It almost felt like we must have been in a dream… but it was real. !!!!!
    The picture is of another giraffe we saw during the daytime.

  17. Chicky ChaCha
    Chicky ChaCha says:

    That is so cool! Would love to see your photos! That giraffe was pretty close too it appears unless using a long angled lens! Thanks Violet!

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    wow! cool!

  19. Violet
    Violet says:

    Thank you Chicky ChaCha I will post some more photos with some more fresh picks over the next few days….look out for Zebras, Elephants, Lions, various assortment of deer, and very unusual birds!!!

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