Travel Photo of the Day (September 13)

Today I would like to share one of the most colorful creatures I encountered while in Botswana. The Lilac-breasted Roller made me smile each time we saw one. Isn’t he a cutie.

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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33 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (September 13)

  1. wow … what a pretty bird. The muted pastel colors are fascinating!

  2. Northern Narratives says:

    Beautiful bird. Looks like he got painted 🙂

  3. Lindy says:

    It’s beautiful!

  4. fgassette says:

    Yes he is a most beautifu bird. I love the colors on him. Thanks for sharing.


  5. winsomebella says:

    He is the colors of a beach house 🙂

  6. scrapydo says:

    Afrikaans name is “troupant” – meaning the ring you get when you get married!. It is a beautiful bird.

  7. Myra GB says:

    I agree. Wonders of nature indeed.

  8. Beautiful, just like a water colour painting.

  9. Madhu says:

    How lovely! Like a water colour rendition!

  10. Isobelandcat says:

    Looks like he has been bathing in the paintbox. Great name too.

  11. dadirri7 says:

    yes, those colours make me smile too, what a pretty bird!

  12. zelmare says:

    Beautiful picture! He is the cutest thing! 🙂

  13. Sartenada says:

    Beautiful bird and a very nice shot!

  14. Fergiemoto says:

    That’s such a lovely bird! I’ve never seen so many pastel colors in one bird before.
    Great shot!

  15. pattisj says:

    Such unusual colors, very pretty!

  16. Carol says:

    He’s beautiful. I love those colors.

  17. lynnsbooks says:

    He is a cutie – and beautiful colours. A bit unreal almost, if you know what I mean.
    Lynn 😀

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