Short picture stories today.
This is tripod, who as you can see has only three working legs. Apparently one of the previous medic groups operated on his injured leg (probably caught in the barbed wire) and then adopted him. I won’t go into the story (or stories) of the stray dogs on the base. I find it pretty depressing at times but also quite inspiring I suppose. If these dogs can have such enthusiasm for life in difficult circumstances then I’m sure there’s a message in there for us too.
I’ve been amazed at the number of birds near the base. At the moment we have quite a few hornbills, and one was seen eating a snake a few days ago. There are many lizards (who thrive in these hot conditions) so I’m guessing that they would eat those too.
And then I was really wishing for a telephoto lens to capture the beauty of the blue bird. It has bright blue (or aquamarine) wings and a long tail. Sudan is full of surprises.
I’m hoping to manage a few more reviews before I leave here in a month’s time. Maybe I’ll compare Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s excellent collection of short stories The thing around your neck with William Trevor’s A bit on the side. But we’re also taking a trip this week to two other bases so I may have to tell you about those instead.
Have a good week.