While hiking in a remote ancient Cape forest last weekend. I was wearing my brand new African Elephant charm. When we got to a sparkly stream at the base of a gorge, I felt I should get a photo of my ellie in that extraordinary place.
There was once a time when elephants lived in those forests, and there are San/Bushman paintings which tell of that history. Not a single elephant lives there today.Even these ancient forests are rare now.
I took the charm off its necklace, and plopped it onto a submerged pebble. It felt like a new born's baptism as it sparkled in a silvery way under the sunlit water...when suddenly a frog popped up beside it!
A camoflage type mountain froggie, with big brown eyes and a lot of attitude.
I imagine she was just surprised by the sight of lovely shimmery silver in HER stream, but I took it all the same as as a wonderful ellie baptism with a froggie's blessing, in one of the most beautiful forests on earth.
African Elephant charm first-borns are now ready to find their new homes: Ellie charm
We photographed ellie after her baptism, posing on a rock nearby.In honour of her ancestors.)