A lone, beautiful tree on the savanna in Upemba near Lusinga Station
The sun rising in the east as seen from Lusinga Station in Upemba NP
One of the beautiful falls near Kiubo Falls Lodge
Michael McBride handing out balloons and having fun with the kids as we traveled!
On my flight out via Nairobi, Kenya I saw a most beautiful sunset through the rains at the airport. The BIG rains had started in Kenya but where we left in DRC (Katanga)--the dry season had begun which is their "winter"--and it was getting cooler! Note the trees "changing color" (photo below)--on the hillside above one of the beautiful Kiubo Falls Lodge cabins--along a streamside "gallery forest".
I'm now back home in Rockville Utah! It was great to see everything at their full summer green and of course, my favorite view of all--the Red Rocks of Zion National Park.
Mt Kinesava in Zion NP from our back window!
Our lawn is finally in and green! It was was nice to get back to work on the land again. Haying starts soon as well--last Monday was "irrigation day" and there was lots of yard work to do--but satisfying!
My Work in DRC: Between work on my land I have started to build maps and databases for both parks including locating some of my own GPS waypoints showing where we were--see map below: Over the next month I'll do a lot more with my colleague Steve Schill of the Nature Conservancy and we'll go back later in June and July to help further. Later I will have more to say on the actual work.
I wish everyone a productive and COOL "northern" summer!
My best, Bob Ford