Archive for Bulembu

July 28, 2010 – Good-Bye Swaziland

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July 28, 2010
The last picture taken in the beloved country of Swaziland…a fern just outside the airport lit by the setting sun. Perhaps this lush green leave is a reminder of a rebirth that can emerge in this small, oft forgotten corner of the globe and may that transformation begin with Bulembu.

Farewell Swaziland. Inkhosi Ikubusise.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.61 | 1/50 | ISO400

*sorry for the delay in posting this post. I am finally getting caught up with my daily duties back home in Arizona.

July 27, 2010 – History Recorded

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July 27, 2010

Today, I present a log book of some sort that is randomly scattered in a building, mostly left untouched, from the mining operations when it was still active until 1991. This building was a lab where they could test the asbestos as it was mined.I do not know what the entries are but someone does…nor did. This will be part of a museum, here in Bulembu, as far as I have been told.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/15 | ISO100

July 26, 2010 – Another Smiley Face

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July 26, 2010Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/40 | ISO100

July 25, 2010 – The Mighty Tree

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July 25, 2010

This is just one of those trees that makes me think of Africa. Don’t know why exactly. It just does. And don’t tell me that “it makes me think of Africa because it IS Africa” because I will have to find some local witch doctor to come and hunt you down (kidding, of course – I saw you sweat for a moment)

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/500 | ISO100

July 25, 2010

I also had to throw this one in the mix today. I guess I just wanted to make a plug for more of the “Drive Slowly Schools” in Phoenix.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/100 | ISO100

July 24, 2010 – A Friendly Smile

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July 24, 2010

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/125 | ISO100

July 23, 2010 – Sunbeam from Heaven

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July 23, 2010

Sony DSLR-A100 | f32 | 1/25 | ISO100

July 22, 2010 – Morning Mist

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July 22, 2010

On the way into town center, I could not help by be taken by this beautiful scene this morning. It had rained the night before (the first rain since coming to Bulembu) and so with that, came this morning mist in the low lying areas.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f8 | 1/800 | ISO100

July 21, 2010 – Nearer my God to Thee

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July 21, 2010

I was doing some work just across the road from here when these children arrived from a school in a neighboring town for “sports day”. What first surprised me was how quiet and patient they were while they waited for their teacher to arrive. They were not running around, they were not loud, they were just sitting on the ground or standing waiting. The second they that delightfully intrigued me was that all of a sudden they broke out in song with the most beautiful voices of a choir. But it was not just that they were singing beautifully, it was what they were singing. I had a hard time recognizing the seemingly familiar tunes (they were singing is Seswhati – the native tongue of Swaziland) but I did recognize that they were hymns…most noticeably “Nearer my god to Thee”). I tell you, I felt blessed to have a free ticket and a front row seat to this choral outburst.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/125 | ISO100

July 20, 2010 – A Picture of Me

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July 20, 2010

You are right….it will be HARD to choose which photo to use for my day endeavor of this photo blog. Had several from some artistic shots that turned out well of some birds and local housing to a group of 5 to 13 years olds working on a banner to come back with me to “America”. I chose this one, however. This is a class of some of the older kids working on self-portraits.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f6.3 | 1/100 | ISO320

July 19, 2010 – Four!!!! … er…Moooo?

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July 19, 2010

They told me today that this was once a golf course. Now it is a pasture for the cows. In Bulembu, which do you think was the wise choice.

Actually, my tour guide today said that a lady from Canada recently told him that in Canada, they are turning farms into golf course. Here, they are turning golf courses into farms. Talk about a transformation!

Sony DSLR-A100 | f7.1 | 1/500 | ISO100