Yesterday morning while out in the garden with the cats, I kept a beady eye on Ambrose who dashes about and disappears from sight within a nano-second. While I watched, he raced up the baobab tree and climbed higher and higher.
Before I could do anything (don't know what I thought I could do!), he'd scaled the tree trunk, got onto a high branch and sat there. No amount of coaxing him would make him budge.
I called Stanley who kindly climbed up the other side of the tree. He said he'd grab Ambrose and bring him down.
Above Ambrose is actually climbing UP the tree
As often happens when you climb up a tree after a cat, the cat comes down!
...banish him to his room!
A while later, Stanley and I walked to Chebutie shop a few hundred meters below the camp entrance. I wanted to buy airtime for my cell phone. I have a contract phone when in South Africa but here in the valley, I use the Pay-as-you-go system.
Customers wait while Stanley finishes at the counter. Note the lady on the left texting on her phone. Cell phones are so much part of life today and no less here in a remote valley in Kenya
This little girl's mum told me she's three years old
Walking back up the hill to the camp chatting to Stanley and taking photos. What a way to start the week!
Back home we collected shrubs we've been nurturing to take up to Sue's house.
Stanley in the lane leading to Sue's house. The Guest House is just visible on the right
On the way back to our lane, we heard a parrot. Here Stanley, who's excellent at spotting birds, tries to find the bird in the tree. It had already flown off