Category Archives: Vignettes

Some little vignettes of life in Kenya, written by Judy Maynard.

Contemplation

At peace with the world. Lying in the dappled shade of the gnarled old pepper tree on a perfect morning – a gentle breeze fanning the leaves and eliciting a gentle swishing sound; Thin vapour trails of cloud, and the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Mt Kenya

Oh, to leave the world behind for a space of time and escape to the intoxicating heights of a great mountain. The forest, moorland, alpine and lava zones all dwarfed by the incredibly clear-cut jagged peaks, towering immensely as you … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Kenya afternoon

Peace, not quiet and still, but hushed. No hustling bustle of normal life. Muted sounds only. The cool shade of a thick spreading tree beside the pool providing an oasis. The water shimmering in the enveloping oppressive heat. A few … Continue reading

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The Thunderstorm

Oppressive heat over shimmering plains of scorched pasture – trees dancing in the mirage, the parched earth crying out for rain. Slowly, unbelievably, a cloud forms on the horizon. It gathers in volume and density, and surges like a billowing … Continue reading

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Brandysnap

By Brandy Sauce out of Spanish Lass, Anglo-Arab, the blood of his famous progenitors pulsing through his veins. He prances, pawing the air as if daring it to obstruct him. Head lowered, mane tossing on arched neck, tail flaunted jauntily … Continue reading

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The Fieldmouse

The mouse. A little striped field mouse. With eyes so bright, like jewels. Whiskers twitching, nose snuffling. Pattering to and fro in search of food. Unafraid, unaware of the eyes of the crowd, turned from the jumping horses to watch … Continue reading

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