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Kyle Gordon

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Kyle was born and raised in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. His childhood was spent scurrying barefooted along the banks of various rivers and dams, fishing rod ever-in-hand, enjoying the beauty and freedom of outdoors. Kyle obtained a degree in construction from UCT ...

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on Orion and Scorpio

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Babs Putar
Explorer

What an amazing story about the constellation, these two, Orion and Scorpio in particular. It really grips the imagination, but so does your description of the awakening of nature after the Winter. I see happening it here on the Highveld, the towns, the cities. Different to the bush, but also beautiful. The fresh green of new leaves, blossoms and suburban gardens all bursting with colour. The little birds that are building nests in preparation for the new life. We do live in a diverse but beautiful country.

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Hi Babs, thank you for reading! I am glad you enjoyed it. And yes, it doesn’t matter where you are, watching spring bring everything back to life is incredible.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Kyle, Thanks for sharing such an awesome story. Terri and I just returned from Greece and Turkey and enjoyed hearing so many other stories of the Greek gods of long ago. It was hard to turn a corner without having someone tell us another story related to the Greek gods!

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

I would have loved to hear some of those stories. I find them fascinating!

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Kyle the first rains is the beginning of something quite extra ordinary. The grass and flowers begin to come alive. The animals also become more energetic and move more swiftly, the birds in the air sound their beautiful chorus of happiness. It is truely magic when the first rains fall and everything transforms from browns to greens.

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Spring is such a. magical time of year, Valmai. Thanks for reading!

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

What an amazing lesson on mythology and constellations! It was passionate and fun to read! Thank you

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Thanks so much Francesa, I am glad you enjoyed it!

Johanna Browne
Senior Digital Ranger

Loved this post. Both the poetry in your description of the Earth’s awakening snd the riveting tale of Orion and Scorpio. I hadn’t heard that tale before. 🙏🏿

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Thank you so much, Johanna. It was a lot of fun to write.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

You have told the story of the scorpion and Orion so well! Thank you.
I can’t remember having ever heard this story; really fascinating.

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

I’m glad you enjoyed it, Christa!

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Kyle, thank you for retelling the story of Orion and Scorpio. Fascinating greek history and mythology.

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Thanks for reading, William!

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

You have an intriguing ability to bring stories to life. your readers are drawn into the story through your colorful, well crafted descriptions. You have a real way with words. Bravo!!!!❤️🎉

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

You have an intriguing ability to bring stories to life. your readers are drawn into the story through your colorful, well crafted descriptions. You have a real way with words. Bravo!!!!❤️🎉. It looks like you are having fun doing star trails!!

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Hi Bob, those weren’t my star trails but I have definitely been doing a few of my own! Still have a few kinks to work out. Thanks for having a read!

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

Beautiful photos and an incredible recounting of the Orion/Gaia myth. Thanks Kyle, and excited to see what the change of seasons brings!!

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Thanks so much, Paul! It was a lot of fun to write.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

What a wonderful fable describing how the constellations Orion and Scorpio were placed in the sky. Living in the northern hemisphere we don’t see Scorpio, unless one lives in the southern section, but Orion is visible at times. Your love of spring is apparent in your descriptive words. As you describe the verdant colors of the trees and foliage, the returning migratory birds, and even the insects crawling out from their winter burrows, I’m now seeing the turning of the leaves and their subsequent falling to the earth, forming a wonderful pillow of brown, yellow and orange hues. Hopefully as we move into winter the rains will return to fill the reservoirs and hydrate the vegetation, as will your summer rains. I’m certain we’ll see future blogs highlighting the the best of spring and summer.

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Hi Denise, I am sure you will see more blogs of the seasons’ changes coming up for sure! It’s a very special time of year as the bush comes alive again. I love it.

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

What a great bit of storytelling! I should’ve liked to hear it around the campfire gazing up at the very constellations.

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Thanks, Kara, maybe next time you’ll be here! Telling stories like this is the best way to pass an evening.

Paul Buchanan
Senior Digital Ranger

Fascinating myth. Thanks for sharing! I love the night sky in Africa because there is so much to see.

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Thanks Paul, there really is nothing like the African sky at night!

Linda Rawles
Digital Tracker

Gaia is very angry again.

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