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Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

3 May

I have to admit these photographs are kind of old. However, they have never been published before now so I am using them anyway. While I was in college I was lucky enough to go on a fantastic overseas program with Lewis & Clark College to Kenya and Tanzania. We left at the beginning of September of 2001 and spent 2 weeks learning Swahili 8 hours a day in Kilifi, Kenya while taking side trips here and there. We were given the privilege of seeing a group of dancers and drummers. It was a lot of fun to watch and listen.

africandancers

One of the things I really enjoyed while on the coast was watching the sun come up and the fishermen come out and set up their sail boats to fish. The light was always so great and the boats so beautiful.

startingthemorning  walkingtosail

opensail

setsail

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

30 May

This weeks photo challenge topic is summer. Since it is not technically summer yet I am mostly looking to past photographs to help show you what makes me feel like it is summer.

Here are some of the things that I found that help me to feel like it is summer.

This is a photo that I took while sailing with my Aunt and Uncle on their boat on Seneca Lake. I have visited upstate New York almost every other year since I was born because most of my relatives live there. Taking to the lake on a sail boat is perfect in the hot and sticky summers that happen there.

In case you couldn’t tell, the next thing that tells me it is summer is a wedding. I loved this wedding in particular for a few reasons. First because this is a couple that has played a very important part in my life. Secondly, this couple spent a long time making sure that getting married was the right step for them so I know that they are very happy together and that getting married was a very good thing for them. The last reason is that I just loved that the Bride and Bride’s Maids all came in to the ceremony on canoe! How cool. Plus the entire wedding party ventured on a hike down a steep dusty path so they could take photos in front of a waterfall near by. So cool.

The last thing that tells me it is summer is a vegetable garden. Here is a picture of some kale from my raised beds.

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