Archive for January, 2013

Day 23 Beautiful Ladies

Friday, January 25th, 2013

I found the Masai ladies absolutely beautiful. I believe the top shot is of the chief’s mother. That bottom shot was from inside the hut that they live in, so the light was strange.

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Day 22 Reflecting with a Black-winged Stilt

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

It has been quite the year for me. Lots of changes and fun places visited. My trip to Tanzania was a huge highlight and I have so enjoyed sharing photos with all that cared to look. I am looking forward to a return to Africa in the fall and then three more photography excursions this year; Kenya, New England, Monterey and Death Valley. I will certainly be glad to see spring and warm weather arrive. Thank God for Medicare. I finally am eligible for health insurance!!

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Day 21 The Shy Bride

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Here is the beautiful Masai bride looking very shy.

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Day 20 How Does This Work

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

This doesn’t exactly look like comfort to me. Not sure what the story is here.

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Day 19 The Chief and His Ladies

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Here is the chief of the Masai village we visited. He made us feel so welcome. What a memorable experience.

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Day 18 Peek A Boo

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Big sister’s are obviously very important in the Masai villages for helping with child care. As you can see, the children loved having their photos taken.

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Day 17 Wedding Dance

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

More wedding dance celebrating. I love the bright colors they wear.

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Day 16 Jumping For Joy

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Here are a group of Masai celebrating the upcoming wedding. Literally jumping for joy!!

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Day 15 My New Puppy

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

This is from the Masai village we had the honor of visiting and viewing a wedding ceremony. They raise goats and cattle and therefore, need herding dogs. The youngsters seem to be the main herders; taking the animals out in the morning for grazing and watering and returning again at night. I wondered how they could keep them safe here. Their cattle even honor the brush corrals. My rotten cows would take one look and be long gone.  That is the hut one of the families lives in right behind.

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Day 14 Boy or Girl?

Monday, January 14th, 2013

This beautiful Masai child was at the village where the wedding we attended was held. We thought it was a precious little girl until someone noticed the child was wearing no undies and the she was indeed a HE. Click on the photos to take a closer look at that beautiful face. All the Masai children were covered with flies and they just ignored them. I guess they consider them part of life. TB  and other lung ailments are common here. They cook and heat in the huts that have very little ventilation.

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