This is the other flowering tree in the Spring. It’s just magnificent, especially as the tree has no green leaves to dull the explosion of color.
Obed has never shone an interest in stuffed animals or dolls. But since these friends had no cars or trucks, he played with a doll. The little girl he posed with just got all her hair shaved off. Here people believe that if you shave your head multiple times during childhood, your hair will grow in thicker and fuller. Maia refuses to get her head shaved, and she has to listen to everyone tell her that now it’s hot season, it’s time to shave!
After a month in the big big city, a night out in the boonies is wonderful. The air is unpolluted. The birds, crickets, jackals, and frogs serenaded us to sleep. We loved introducing our little one to bananas on a banana tree, pomegranates on a pomegranate tree .. . mango blossoms soon to be mangoes! We loved the animals all around — O laughed so much at the sight of a puppy playing. It was good to get used to eating rice three times a day while sitting on the ground .. . throwing the bones to the meowing cat next to us. I was impressed at how much rice my kids could eat (when there were no other options)!