Monday, January 07, 2008

We Stop for Tadpoles

This is the sign my daughter put up on the back windscreen during our trip to Pilanesberg. We like to stop and look at things that maybe don't interest other people - and we get tired of people coming up next to us peering anxiously into the bush for a lion or leopard and we are actually tracking down a small brown bird with an unusual call.
I sometimes wish we could live life taking our time and going in our own direction. But on the other hand it is good to work together with other people, changing pace and seeing things from a new perspective.

6 comments:

Steve Hayes said...

You have a cool daughter.

I was once fascinated by magic golden tadpoles in the Brandberg in Namibia.

Steve Hayes said...

You have a cool daughter.

I was once fascinated by magic golden tadpoles in the Brandberg in Namibia.

Jenny Hillebrand said...

Thanks Steve. I like people who like my children!

Steve Hayes said...

Some friends of mine were in a reserve in Zululand and stopped to watch a Gaboon Viper crossing the road, and admired its beautiful colouring. Then a car came the other way, and the driver deliberately ran it over.

Their daughter began to sing a song, then popular, "This is the day that the Lord had made." She went on, "This is the snake that the Lord has made", and her parents remarked on how disgusted they were at the behaviour of the driver who had run over the snake, and were rather gobsmacked when their daughter went on to sing "This is the man that the Lord has made."

She's since grown up and married and probably has kids of her own by now, but I like to hear of kids saying things like that.

David Barbour said...

Hi, I am back in blog world. Actually procrastinating over a sermon and finding blogging more interesting.
Just love the sign. We love bird watching and feel like we are slowing the world down when in game parks.

David

Jenny Hillebrand said...

Hi David
Glad you're back. I look forward to reading your blog again. The internet is good for procrastination isn't it?