Posts Tagged: nature

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Nairobi National Park at Dawn
November 15, 2017
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  Wild cows against the backdrop of Lang’ata housing and UAP Towers. I’m not a big fan of Whatsapp groups, but the photography ones I am in come in handy. A suggestion to visit the park for an early morning expedition was made because to see the big cats, you need to be there at […]
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Birding at Paradise Lost
September 1, 2017
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The first time I went to Paradise Lost was on a weekend youth camp. The most vivid memory I carried from there was the biting cold – that was one long night. We didn’t explore the grounds so I left unaware of the many treasures there. Little did I know that two years later I […]
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Lessons From the River
May 19, 2017
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Nestled on the slopes of two magnificent hills was a small village built along the banks of a great river that ran through the valley. At the every edge of the village, closest to the forest on the highest parts of the hills lived the oldest man known to the villagers. He was said to […]
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Friends in My Yard (Part Three)
April 28, 2017
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Hey peeps! I’m taking a brief break from my usual travel chronicles. But not to worry, they’ll be back in no time. If you have been around this blog for a while you know by now that I’m an avid birder. These feathered creatures of all sizes are so interesting. There’s so much to be […]
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A Hiker’s Heaven: Namanga
April 13, 2017
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As I said in my last post, I’m increasingly getting addicted to travel. If you’ve had the chance to travel a few times, you know what I mean. Going to new places is always exciting, more so when it’s out in the wild – nature is therapeutic to the mind and soul. Don’t believe it? Try […]
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Day out at Kisames
April 4, 2017
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I am increasingly becoming addicted to travelling. Whether it’s a day trip or several days of camping, I’m more likely to take the opportunity when it presents itself rather than decline – especially when it involves being out in nature. There’s nothing like it. It’s therapeutic to the soul. Nature is unpretentious- what you see […]
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Expectations vs Hope: Could Shedding Your Expectations Improve Your Life?
March 30, 2017
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He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:45 If the world worked the way we expected it to, we’d have a guy operating the sun like a steam engine, deciding who deserved the sun’s glory to shine upon them every […]
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Bogoria and Nakuru Waterfowl Count with Nature Kenya
March 21, 2017
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In my previous post, I let you in on the importance of wetlands to birds. Carrying on with the narrative, today’s post is about the Lake Bogoria and Nakuru waterfowl census as I had promised. Sometime last year, a friend informed me about the census and urged me to register. I intended to but forgot […]
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Celebrating and Conserving Kenya’s Wetlands
March 14, 2017
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On February 2nd this year I joined other conservationists in celebrating World Wetlands Day – yes, there is such a day. What’s the significance of marking it, you may ask? Wetlands are important as they support livelihoods, the economy and provide ecosystem services like enriching soil, purifying water and sheltering endangered species. If you’ve been […]
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Unforgettable Camping in Samburu
March 7, 2017
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Last December I was debating between going for camping in Elementaita with former classmates from photography school, and a Nature Kenya trip to Samburu. Grevy’s zebra: It was great seeing these guys, given that they’re threatened with extinction. It had been a long while since meeting with those photographers, but I had also never been […]
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My Nature Kenya Experience
March 1, 2017
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There are things we wish we had discovered earlier because they are so amazing. It’s only in May of last year that I discovered Nature Kenya, even though it’s been in existence for ages, since 1909 actually, when it was founded as the East African Natural History Society. It is a non-profit conservation organisation that […]
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My Love Affair with Fine Art
February 21, 2017
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If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you may know me as a photographer. But like most creatives, I have other skills as well. Some people call it ‘the artist’s curse’ because with so many skills, one tends to get confused about where to focus their energy. An artist may have 5 or […]
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Road Trip to Suswa
February 13, 2017
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Before I started blogging, I hesitated a lot. I didn’t know what I’d be writing about. Being just another blogger was something I feared greatly. Going with the crowd and following trends has never been my cup of tea. As such, it took me very long before making the first post. But a good friend […]
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Conquering Mt. Longonot
February 3, 2017
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At the beginning of this year, one of the things I really wanted to do was travel more. When you come to the realization that life is happening every day, enjoying it becomes important. There’s no point in waiting for the day that everything will be ‘perfect’, when you’ll have everything, to finally enjoy life. […]
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Friends in My Yard (Part Two)
January 23, 2017
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A continuation of the series covering my favourite subject: birds. As promised, here is Part two! And I won’t tell you too many stories. Dig right in… Hadada ibis Another noisy one! It gets its name from the loud “ha-daa-daa!” calls. It has glossy feathers on its flanks and a prominent red at the top […]
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Contentment: Learning Life’s Best Lessons from Nature
January 20, 2017
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Just about everything you need to know about life lies in nature. The knowledge of God, the knowledge of self, the one true knowledge, lies in nature all around us. Challenges In nature you will find hills, valleys, mountains, plains and plateaus. The mountains and their peaks, come seldom and far in between. In our […]
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Friends in my Yard (Part One)
January 17, 2017
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Home sweet home isn’t just an expression for me. It’s reality. I happen to live in a very serene area. The air is fresh, surroundings devoid of noise and we wake up to the sound of birds every day. Actually, we hear birds all day long. How cool is that! Cape Robin-chat I love this […]
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Excursion to Ondiri
January 9, 2017
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I value my sleep. And if you’re anything like me, you do too. Don’t get me wrong-I’m not lazy. I respect bedtime and any interruption to this might earn you a bad slot in my book. Sleep is very important for well-being. Somebody even said: “Sleeping is nice. You forget about everything for a while”. […]
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Going Wild in Nairobi City
December 31, 2016
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I love celebrations. So when a suggestion was put forward for a day out to celebrate our friend Mwarv’s winning a photography award, I was all in. It’s been a while since I attended a photographers’ hangout. Quite a while. They’re usually enjoyable: being with friends, eating and of course shooting. And shooting means learning […]
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Mavuno Shooters’ Photowalk
November 29, 2016
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Ever prayed about something you have no control over, and are aware it could turn out either way, but still prayed anyway? That was me on the last week of October last year. What was I praying about? The weather. Yes. That unpredictable force of nature. Every day of that week I’d look out the […]