Sunday Post: Shelter

Each week Jake proposes a theme for creative inspiration. You can post your interpretation to the theme on your blog anytime before the following Sunday.  Remember to post your link in the comment section of the weekly challenge.    Here is my entry for shelter.  While staying at one of the camps in Botswana, during our down time we would hang out under this shelter to watch the animals drink from the Boteti River below.

This was the view.  Can you see the zebras coming down for a drink?

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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40 Responses to Sunday Post: Shelter

  1. T.F.Walsh says:

    Looks very special… as long as long lion wanders down:)

    • TBM says:

      Unfortunately we didn’t see any lions come down for a drink or around our tent…that would have been scary but exciting as long as nothing bad happened.

  2. jakesprinter says:

    Great shelter you have there matching a great view of the river ,nice work my friend 🙂

  3. Anita S says:

    Interesting photos! They open up a totally different world to me.

  4. Kate Kresse says:

    Gosh that is SO SO cool!

  5. What a remarkable experience! I love your shelter. 🙂

  6. Colline says:

    Beautiful view! What other animals did you see?

    • TBM says:

      At this spot we saw elephants, zebras, ostriches, and one crocodile in the water. We hoped to see a hyena but never did even though we would wake up really early. Can’t complain though, it was totally awesome.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing these amazing photos…a view of the world I have never seen. 🙂

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  9. scrapydo says:

    Wonderful to sit and wait for the animals to come to the waterhole or river!

  10. niasunset says:

    Wonderful entry for Weekly Sunday Post, Thank you dear TBM, with my love, nia

  11. Valentina says:

    We are living your adventures through you, how exciting!

  12. Oh my, I so want to go to Botswana!

  13. My best friend and I always give each other PJs as part of our Christmas gifts…maybe this year I should make her some, I know she´d love it if they were as lovely as yours!

  14. Amazing! Were you ever scared just having a tent between you and lions??

    • TBM says:

      One place we stayed had hippos outside the tent. One night the hippo was active all night and I don’t think I slept a wink the entire night. I kept thinking, would this tent save me from a hippo. As for the lions, I was a little hesitant at night and during the early morning. But during these hours, you aren’t allowed to walk around by yourself.

  15. Watching wild animals whilst being so close and vulnerable must make for a very ‘immediate’ experience.

  16. Fergiemoto says:

    Great view from your shelter! At least it provided some shade from the sun.

  17. zelmare says:

    I love these competitions – it’s fun to see the different interpretations. 🙂 I live in Africa, and I’ve only once been in a sort of an animal shelter, nothing as ‘real’ as this one though!

  18. Myra GB says:

    Love the photo of the zebras! Very nice interpretation of shelter as well. 🙂

  19. Madhu says:

    Wow! That is an amazing shelter! Priceless view!

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