Category Archives: Wednesday photo

Wednesday photo: Jacaranda tree

I’m not sure which season in eSwatini is my favorite, but I do love the spring flowers. The jacarandas bloomed this month and I love looking at these flowers. Sadly, this tree is considered a pest here and it is … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Frank’s Red Hot

While in Ohio, I have been shopping for food to take with me back to eSwatini. I also had to shop for additional kitchen storage space to hold all this food, but that’s a different story. I miss all kinds … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Umhlanga

This year’s Umhlanga ceremony was held over the previous week, with the main day of dancing on Monday. The king showed up early, so the emakhosatana, or princesses, were able to start the parade around 2:30 p.m., rather than the … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Bananas

My neighbor and I realized late into our stay at our apartment complex that the plentiful fruit growing here was ours for the taking. There’s avocado, banana, guava, orange, lemon, and mango trees. We did a bit of research to … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: A goose

My apartment complex has a menagerie of animals, including a pair of geese. These usually stay in the upper yard, seldom visiting me in the lower yard. They aren’t too noisy but when they do visit, they love to hiss … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Koshary

I’ve been in a bit of a food rut and was wondering what I would cook for dinner when I came across this photo of mine of a bowl of koshary, a Cairene staple. I had lunch at Koshary Abou … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Ezulwini view

I went to a funeral today for someone from work. A better description may be calling hours, which are all-day, every day between someone’s death and burial. There was singing, praying, and a few readings from the Bible. The location … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Indian food

About two months ago I told my newish neighbors that their food always smells so good. This has started an exchange of Indian and American food that I have thoroughly enjoyed. It’s also nice that I can visit with the … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Finished jewelry

After about a week and a half, I finished making the bracelet that I mentioned here. I love the new stitch I learned and the piece grew quickly. I’ve worn it twice this week and I had multiple requests to … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Egyptian street food

Falafel and sugar cane juice were highlights of my trip to Egypt. My guides were always directing us to clean restaurants, but street food often shows how the regular people eat, so I dug in. Everything was delicious, even with … Continue reading

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