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One of the things that Sheba, my Rhodesian ridgeback, loves the most is when I take her to the nearest seasonal lake (tapki) for an afternoon ride after work.

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Often, the sunsets are bright and beautiful, transforming this giant pool of mud into a beautiful sky canvas.

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I could sit here forever watching the dogs bathe and the sun go down over an acacia-clad horizon. This is what I grew up with and this is what I love.

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Once the dogs were done however, we ventured deeper into the Zinder bush,

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…past ancient acacia and baobab tree…

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…towards the second Kanya tapki that still holds water at this time of the year (the end of a nine month long hot season).

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After a nine month long period of dryness, the larger Kanya tapki has almost dried out, but the kids dogs found a wet pool to go mud bathing,

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…while I took pictures of the newly made mud bricks.

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Sheba came up to see what I was doing,

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…and then we watched the sky go pink together. I love how so many of our most beautiful moments come without a price; all we have to do is to take a moment, stop, breath and enjoy. Sheba, the horses and the African bush help me do that, and as a result, I am all the richer – a collector of Little Things, of personal life quality moments. I hope you enjoyed too!

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