Friday, 23 September 2011
so wonderful being at "home" (Zimbabwe) for a few days....... my blog will not be too active whilst here, due to 16 hour power cuts daily. But just had to share these incredible Amaryliss flowering at my parents home. From as far back as I can remember, my Mom always had these incredible flowers, bringing such joy to all around.
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Wednesday, 21 September 2011
"it is only when our lives are emptied that we're surprised by how truly full our lives were"...............
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Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Here dies another day...........During which I have had eyes, ears, hands.....And the great world around me: And with tomorrow begins another............ Why am I allowed two?
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Monday, 19 September 2011
"Do one thing every day that scares you." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt :) 2 dug outs on the Zambezi river close to home.....
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Sunday, 18 September 2011
Friday, 16 September 2011
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
the full moon was unusually incredible on monday night........It was very red in Tete, am sure due to all the dust in the air......... This is not a great picture as didn't use a tripod...... but just to show the colour and then had fun with photoshop in diffusing the glow........
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Monday, 12 September 2011
Sunday, 11 September 2011
our trip to Chimoio was certainly made a lot brighter by spotting a few of these gorgeous trees (Stereospermum kunthianum (Pink Jacaranda) ) in full bloom.We drove for 5 hours through charred and blackened "gorgeous" Mozambique countryside. It's that "burning" time of the year again....... Much like our lives - we can always find beauty in the midst of the ashes, if we take the time to look for it........
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Thursday, 8 September 2011
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Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Saturday, 3 September 2011
Friday, 2 September 2011
the many names of the cloth the woman of Africa use.....In Eastern Africa its KANGA. Malawi its CHITENJE. Mozambique its CAPULANA. South Africa its KIKOI. Zimbabwe its a ZAMBIA. Ghana its KENTE. ............The different colours have meanings too.......BLACK - spiritual energy....BLUE - peace, love.....GREEN - growth......GOLD - wealth.....MAROON - healing......PINK - gentleness.....PURPLE - feminity....RED - sacrificial rites, political.......SILVER - serenity.....WHITE - purity.....YELLOW - royalty, fertility
Posted by snappingafrica2 at 22:49
Thursday, 1 September 2011
Fruit of the Kei-apple tree being sold in different stages at the local market..... The fruit is called "masaneca" in Tete.......while researching the real name on the net, found some very interesting medicinal uses for the tree (which grows very prolifically here) The fruits are eaten to overcome biliousness, nausea and diarrhea. The leaf decoction is taken to halt diarrhea. Powdered, dried leaves are employed to relieve bronchitis and coughs. The leaves and bark are applied on bleeding gums and aching teeth, and the bark infusion is gargled to alleviate hoarseness. Pulverized roots are poulticed on sores and skin eruptions and held in the mouth to soothe toothache. Great stuff, as not always easy to find a doctor around these parts......
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