Pantone awarded green as the colour of the year for 2017 and it happens to be the signature colour of St Patrick’s Day, which is today. Green represents rebirth, life, motivation and freshness. When the season’s change and bring the rains, the bushveld changes from crunchy and dull to lustrous and green.
St Patrick’s Day and the natural hues of the bushveld go hand-in-hand. Today, for Week in Pictures, we’re showcasing the most vibrant photos with green as the dominant theme. Whether it’s the texture, lighting, wildlife markings or vegetation; if it’s green we’re sharing it!
St Patrick’s day, or St Paddy’s day, is the day we celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. The day is not confined merely to the delightful Irish heritage, but has actually become a global phenomenon. Originally meant to signify the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, the day has since evolved to mean much more than its origins. On St Paddy’s day it is suggested the masses wear shamrocks or green clothing. The shamrock is a three-leaved plant that was used to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish.
Here’s a quick catch-up:
This week’s sightings we’ve a few stand out wildlife experiences from Umkumbe Safari Lodge. These have included a failed hunt by White Dam the leopard, sightings of Mxabene the leopard, a lone cheetah an a herd of elephant soaking up the muddy delights on offer in the Sabi Sand.
Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge, the Klaserie Camps and our Botswana camps continue to enjoy their fill of sightings. Birding, plains game and huge herbivores have been enjoying the spoils of the lush and thriving landscape.
Here’s to all those that are celebrating St Paddy’s Day. Find your green and enjoy our trace of green for this week’s “Week in Pics”.