Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

This one was easy.  This is one of my favorite seemingly Last Chance for Diabetesrandom signs here in Ghana.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

I’m working on catching up here.  These are all from the Chale Wote Festival here in Accra a few weeks ago.  I did some editing on my iPad using Snapseed for this one.

 

Checking each other out

Checking each other out

 

Cute kid

Just a kid from the neighborhood.

 

kids will play anywhere

This iThe Beautiful Game is always part of humanity.

This is one of my new favorites.  He was really thinking about it as he looked out over this neighborhood.

taking it in

Maddox contemplates the struggles of humanity

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Textures

Missed a couple of weeks here I think thanks to come lengthy travel and deadjustment from summer break.  Good to be home and back in the groove.

A mix of textures on the steps to our apartment created an interesting face.

A mix of textures on the steps to our apartment created an interesting face.

An interesting twist of bark fading into the leaves in this old tree we came across in Church Streton, England

I thought this was an interesting twist of bark fading into the leaves in this old tree we came across in Church Streton, England

I just really liked this combination of textures and colors on a back street of Accra.

I just really liked this combination of textures and colors on a back street of Accra.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

 

 

 

 

It strikes me as I write this, just how much contrast these two pictures carry on their own.  Two completely different worlds that I seem to live somewhere in between.

 

The first is the view outside my hotel room in Miami where I am for professional development this week.  I thought the on coming storm in the sky, the white buildings and the green course provided a great example of contrast.Miami

This second picture was taken in Peki, Ghana.  There are so many ideas of contrast within this pic to me. I love the collision of cultures here.  The differences but in the end the similarity of kids playing games.Peki

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

 

 

 

 

This one really challenged my creativity.  Here’s three that I think fit the bill.

I like to think these monkeys might have been doing the twist.

Monkey Twist

 

This stuff is everywhere around Accra.  Sometimes it creates some interesting patterns.

 

Twisted Wires

So the twist here is I have no idea who this guy is holding my kid. We were snapping some post game pictures at the National Stadium after watching the Black Stars play and everybody wanted a pic with the little Oburoni in his Black Stars kit.  This was the third or fourth guy he posed with.  My little buddy was a great sport about it.

Plot Twist

Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move

I’m a little late to this one.  Its been a busy week.  Here are a couple from a recent trip to Sankofa and one from our first travels here in Ghana

The kids were boogie boarding as these fishermen came in and caught their own wave.  That boat is deceptively heavy by the way.

Coming in

The ocean is the movement here.  A lucky shot of a guy looking out from the rubble of part of the old resort down the beach.

The Ocean

Moving slow through the floods just passing through the barrier on the George W. Bush highway headed for Accra.  This was our first real road trip and an interesting welcome back to the city.

Floods at Barrier

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

This one was tough.  Living in Ghana, there isn’t much of a distinction between seasons.  Plants bloom at different times of the year and fruits and vegetables go in and out of season, but there isn’t a real spring.  Its just hot.  I figured these couple of recent photos captured the idea well enough though.

 

We named this little guy that keeps showing up outside our door Scooter Bob.

Scooter Bob

My wife got a little help from our resident princess as they tried to inject some spring into our porch.Princess in the Garden