Tuesday, August 11, 2009

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " D "


Today is ABC Wednesday and the letter is D. " D " is for Dust. The Rift Valley of Kenya is so dusty due to the drought. No matter where we went we were eating dust. This picture was taken from our van as we went down into the Valley.
Enlarging each picture will give you more detail.



The area called Namuncha, Kenya has miles of red Dirt and is Dappled with volcanic rocks.


Because of the dust and dirt, many of the children get extremely disheveled and dirty. A bath from a small basin in the morning just doesn't last all day. I think Moms fight a loosing battle every day with their kids and their clothes.



Dinner is prepared over the open fire. Here Eunice fries chapatti. This was like a tortilla and had a wonderful flavor. She fixed them for our dinner almost every night. I would love to have some right now. Very yummy.
To see what others have posted for the letter D, go to Mrs. Nesbitts link on my sidebar.
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39 comments:

Olivier said...

un très beau post, cela ne doit pas être facile de vivre tout le temps avec cette poussière
a post very nice, it should not be easy to live with this dust at all times

mrsnesbitt said...

A wonderful post! The passion of your committment matches your photographic standards! Awesome!

RuneE said...

Dust, dirt, draught not to mention dryness and desolation - I all goes together to make this a great post about a very worthy subject.

Mara said...

I think every mom should loose the battle against dirt from their children. The more they loose it, the more they play. At least that's what I hope.
I love the text on his shirt and he is quite right: the world does revolve around him and every other child.
Great D!

ArneA said...

I am sorry, but I am too happy being in my country where the rain is pouring down. Dust is "needed" ???

Janie said...

What a different world, but a vast and beautiful desert land.

James said...

Very interesting I once had neighbors from India who made chapatti all the time.
Very good post.

Sylvia K said...

Great post and it does draw attention to a very worthy subject indeed. I deeply admire your commitment! And your photos are fantastic!

Sylvia

Reader Wil said...

Great story about Kenia. You are right through blogging we can learn a lot. I wish I had more time to read all blogs more thoroughly. Thanks for your visit.

April said...

Amazing, that red dust! Wonderful pictures and post!

Sistertex said...

You have allowed us a look into another world, far different from our own. I enjoyed it. Very nice. I applaud your efforts while there as well. Beautiful photos from a dedicated person. Excellent post. Thank you for sharing.

Beverley Baird said...

Wow! What an appropriate letter for a great story and pictures.
Have a wonderful trip.

So it's come to this... said...

Great shots and interesting story. I had to go back and read more.
What a great life experience.

Tumblewords: said...

An amazing trip - I've enjoyed looking around and reading today - as usual. Chapatti must be similar to tortillas? Great photos...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very interesting post about your stay in Kenya. It looks sooo dry there.

Mari said...

Wow, quite different landscape than ours :-D

Irene Toh said...

Thanks so much for sharing your Kenya trip. It is an eye opener.

Wanda said...

Stunning pictures that say so much without words.

This is a wonderful post... loving Kenya...

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love these!

Amy said...

Amazing photos! Thank you for commenting on my "d."

Leena said...

I adore your way to help those people - quite different than to sit at home and give some money.
Your photos are very precious by telling plenty of people there including you.
Have a nice day, Sue!

Roger Owen Green said...

great story and great use of the theme.

Ackworth born said...

Lots of Ds and highly informative thanks.

Grace and Bradley said...

You have done the good work over there. My daughter also used to go to Africa several times per year for vaccine related work. Very nice photos. With so much dust, you must be glade to be back home.

MedaM said...

Blue sky and red ground and dust all around; yet people live there and life goes on. They will remember of you and you will remember of them; each of you on your own special way. Beautiful photos and your emotions that I can feel through your beautiful and touching posts!

Squirrel said...

Thanks for your beautiful sensitive photos. I am enjoying sharing in your adventure. Keep up the good work.

Texas Travelers said...

Nice post and photos.

Thanks for sharing.

We have also had some dust here in Texas due to the drought.

thanks for the visit.

Rose said...

Amazing photos! I was so intrigued I had to go back and read all your posts about Kenya. What an experience this must have been for you. You read about so much tragedy in various African nations these days; it's wonderful that your group was able to go and to perform such a needed service. My hat is off to you and your mission group.

Paula Scott said...

Oooh. I like that. Not the dust, per se, but the panorama. The second shot looks like it could be on my island of Molokai!

jay said...

Dust! There certainly is a lot of it in those pictures! At least it's a prettier colour than my house dust.

It must be a nightmare for those poor people, keeping clean.

Joy said...

I love the colour of the soil you have brought out in your photo. Living with drought and dust would be very difficult so these people must be very resiliant.

Leslie: said...

Wow! LOVE the photos, especially when enlarged as you suggested. You really feel you're right in the picture! Looks like an interesting experience to be there. :D

Faye Pekas said...

I'm going back to catch up on the posts I missed in this series.

All that constant dust must be hard and they can't just jump in the shower and wash it away.

I had to smile at the shot of the little boy. I always love that 6-year-old-front-teeth-missing look.

AVCr8teur said...

Nice photojournalist photos and stories. Very informative about other cultures daily lives.

Ann said...

How long were you in Kenya? I used to support a charity for the Deaf Children in Kenya.

Thanks for visiting.

Rambling Woods said...

I had to go back and read about your time in Kenya..what a wonderful thing you did under very trying conditions...Michelle

Life with Kaishon said...

I love these pictures. I am so thankful you could go on this amazing journey! I know you were a blessing to so many. Beautiful, beautiful children.

Hilary said...

These are just wonderful. What a beautiful endeavor.

Jack said...

You got such an amazing talent..awesome photography..keep going..

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Jack
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