Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

Two from the archives.  I know where I’m going to get a fresh one this week, I just haven’t made it there yet.  So more to come…

This first one was after climbing the highest mountain in Ghana, Mount Afadjato.

Chaco Z's

I love this one.  Bob follows us wherever we go.  I noticed this hidden message in the sidewalk at Kosa Beach Resort.

One Love

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

This one was a little more difficult to interpret.  I think I found some good ones though.


These fishermen were riding in the wave with their catch as we were boogie boarding last weekend at Sankofa Beach.  We stopped and watched them empty the water out and drag the incredibly heavy boat up the beach.

Riding the waves in

I had fun playing with the camera on a full moon night.

Moonlight on the Atlantic

The last one is from the archives and I could only find a copy in my Instagram account.

I found this beauty in Greenville, Alabama a few years back.  I’m a sucker for a giant chicken.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monuments


This week I’ll put it all together.  I couldn’t think of much in my archives with monuments that were too exciting.  Just not something I photograph too often.  But here are a couple of shots I like and a new one I took this week while traveling.


I love this photo.  This one is on the square next to the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.  We were there on an overnight layover.  After dinner my boy and I went back out to have a little kick around.



This was the Monument of the Discoveries in Lisbon.  A pretty cool spot with the Tower of Belem just down the water a bit.

Monument of the Discoveries

These last two go together.  Perhaps the most random monument I’ve seen.  This was outside a “beach club” on the Volta River in Ghana.  The owner of the place is Dutch and apparently therein lies the origins of this thing.



The Dukdalf The Dukdalf 2

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold – Part 2




This is the second half of my entry for this week.  These are photos I took over the weekend as I tried to focus on the challenge.


The beautiful game is full of moments on the edge.

Still in


I’ll let you imagine how this moment turned out.

This final photo is a little blurry, but I feel like it fits on several levels.

Chop Bar

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

I’ve decided I’m going to try to go about this a couple of ways.  I’m going to try to make two posts each week.  One with pictures I have in my files and one of pictures taken that week.  We’ll see how that actually goes.  The following are from my archives.


I’ll start with my favorite selfie.  Our family moved to Ghana this past summer and I think this image perfectly captured our excitement, right down to my son’s somewhat uncertain smile.  This was on moving day, the first leg of our flight.

This was the first leg of our flight on our move to Ghana

I got lucky with this one.  My daughter’s 3rd birthday.  I don’t think it needs a lot of explanation.  I love the dark to light and the colors of the balloons.

Celebrating her 3rd birthday

One from the monkey sanctuary in Tafi Atome.  This guy just looks like he’s about to find some mischief.

Looking for action

I caught this image one morning early in the school year.  My son comes in my classroom each morning before school starts.  At the beginning of the year he would often stand and watch the middle school kids as they arrived.  It was a tough time for him.  First year of kindergarten and in a new country.  This was right as he was breaking through the transition though.  He loves it now.

My son checking out his new school from inside my classroom