And when I stood on that boulder, looking out at the seemingly endless wilderness, I felt my place in the universe, a small but connected part of it all.
Photos of Laikipa, Kenya by Anthony Russo
The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. – W.B. Yeats On the rooftop observation deck at Tassia Lodge, we sat in stillness, listening to the sounds of the bush while observing nature ebb and flow with the breeze. Rock hyrax congregated on the boulders below, playing together, while giraffe walked from acacia tree to acacia tree, getting their fill for the day. It’s in these moments, removed from our wirelessly “connected” world, that the magic and allure of nature is truly appreciated. 📸 @lifedezigned
“Africa – You can see a sunset and believe you have witnessed the Hand of God. You watch the slope lope of a lioness and forget to breathe. You marvel at the tripod of a giraffe bent to water. In Africa, there are iridescent blues on the wings of birds that you do not see anywhere else in nature. In Africa, in the midday heat, you can see blisters in the atmosphere. When you are in Africa, you feel primordial, rocked in the cradle of the world.” -Jodi Picoult 📸 @lifedezigned
When you live with the land, you come to an understanding that nature provides us with everything we need. **** While driving from Tassia Lodge to Ol Lentille, we crossed through Samburu tribal territory. While driving through the territory one of our Maasai guides spotted this rare type of Acacia root growing on the side of the dirt road which is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-pain properties. The root is boiled for hours and made into a soup for healing. Pretty awesome. ••• 📸 by @lifedezigned