Window into Safari in Botswana

Safari Frame

I painted a safari picture on a piece of plywood, based on a photograph Trisha brought back from Botswana last year. Then I mounted it in an old mirror frame with doors that was languishing around the house. This is the finished product in our entry way. Frame repurposed. Window to Africa established. Here is a larger version of the painting itself.

Visualizing the Size of Africa

The size of Africa, being in the center of the world map, often is distorted to its disadvantage. Greenland, Alaska and Siberia look huge, Africa just looks big. How big really is it?

size of africa
Size of Africa [click for picture credit]
As you can see on this map, Africa is bigger than most of Europe, the United States, China, Japan and India combined.

Unlikely Candidate for President of the United States

Obama tweeted this picture on Valentine’s Day.

Young Obama

Who would have thought, when this picture was taken probably somewhere in Africa, perhaps twenty years ago, that we’re looking at the future president of the United States.