Something Over Tea

While the Red Hartebeest might not have the size or attractive features of a kudu, for example, I think they have a beauty in their own right – especially when they glisten in the bright sunlight.

Red Hartebeest tend to be most active in the early morning and late afternoon and so one can see them lying down to rest during the warmest parts of the day. They do not depend on water as much as some other antelope do and mostly graze on grass. Both cows and bulls carry horns and  have scent glands below their eyes and between their front hooves. As you can see, when viewed from the front, the horns are Vshaped, while they are lyre-shaped when viewed from the side. The complex curving horns join at the base and their tips are smooth.

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Martello Tower

Residents of Dublin Ireland are very familiar with the Martello Tower in Dalkey (picture to follow), but here is a picture of another Martello Tower – this one in St. John New Brunswick.

Martello Tower, St. John, N.B., built during the War of 1812

R-Martello Tower

Note the 1905 date that this card was posted, and addressed to a Boston resident on State Street. An exchange between 2 members of the “upper class”.