Saturday, January 31, 2009

Long, tall and.... purple?

I am still living in the past:) enjoying my memories from South Africa. I just got some new pictures - of the tallest of all animals....
They have the most amazing face. Long, long dark lashes and a looong purple tongue. The better to eat with.... When you see the enormous thorns that the leaves they eat are stuck in between, they need some dexterity in the tongue department:) Did you know that a group of giraffes are called a journey of giraffes? It is very apt. The way their necks move when they walk brings to mind a ship moving over the a quiet ocean. It is a very strange creature, a testament to how nature bends itself to suit the surroundings.

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