|Giraffe feasting on Knob-thorn flowers|
Snowfalls sprinkled all 9 provinces of South Africa less than a week ago, but in the low-veld the Knob-thorn Acacias are in flower – spring has definitely sprung:)
All the signs are there.......
Waterholes are rapidly drying up and those still with water are attracting hundreds of animals;
The skies are hazy with dust and smoke from wild fires;
Gusty winds ripple through the remaining grass, keeping all animals on high alert;
Kudu antelope are looking bedraggled and hungry;
Hippos are at their fittest, walking long distances at night for little return on food;
Newly damaged trees everywhere, being relentlessly torn apart by elephant foraging for juicy bark;
Cold nights turning into clear warm days;
Now, the desperate wait for the rains to arrive.........