May 2005

Wines of the Cape

May 19, 2005

1-415-77  stock photo of South Africa, Franschhoek, Sunrise on Groot Drakensteinberg

Behind a stately seventeenth-century mansion, set in a formal garden flanked by five ancient camphor trees, rows of manicured grape vines rise towards a phalanx of rugged peaks, maroon in the clear dusk light. On a similar crisp windy evening, 350 years ago, the first Dutch settlers urged their wagons across the low passes to the fertile valleys inland…

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Elegance among Elephants

May 18, 2005

7-399-26 stock photo of Zimbabwe, Zambezi NP, Sunset on the Zambezi River
text by Maxine Rose Schur

Sunset, Matetsi, Zimbabwe. The sun —a fiery globe — cast flames of light across the river. Though forty kilometers away, Victoria Falls filled the sunset air with a constant purr. Elephants grazed on the papyrus-covered islands and rolled in the mud wallows close to shore…

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