In this photo my son’s puzzled look about how to handle a gift chicken is amusing an African man. The formal presentation of chickens was one of many new experiences for us.
On our first trip to Africa in 2012, as part of a very small NGO, we received many chickens.
At first it was puzzling, since we obviously were not going to take these souvenirs home with us. However, we eventually realized that the gifts were really a form of hospitality.
I have always wondered what my son was planning when he saw his father’s shoes and looked up.
Challenging my prejudices and expectations.
We got a big smile out of this Buddhist monk and his companions on our trip to Beijing. We saw them several times as we wandered through the Forbidden City and again on Wangfujing Street.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Vivid.”
For the first time ever I went to see the Gingerbread Villages displayed at the Sheraton in downtown Seattle each holiday season. It made me sorry I haven’t got there till now. I almost didn’t make it this year. Saturday I went downtown to do it and the line and crowds overwhelmed me and I left. Today it wasn’t crowded and most of the people there seemed to be from preschools and daycare centers. The young children added to the sense of fun, and it was easy to see over their heads for a good view.
Each “village” is based on a song. The details in each were both fun and amazing.
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Home for Christmas-Seattle
Lake Union Detail
Seattle Underground-Money going down the drain.
Home, Sweet Home for the Holidays.
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Star of Wonder
No Room at the Inn
O Little Town of Bethlehem-how sweet we see thee lie!
O Christmas Tree
High Up Hawks Fan
O Christmas Tree
A Special Gift
Santa and the Mrs. in the Sun.