06 December 2006


Bougainvillea is so beautiful! It blooms year-round here in Kenya but is especially radiant during the raining seasons. These two photos are of a bush at my place in Matunda. It also can have orange, red, white, yellow, and maroon blossoms.

It's definately the season of croaking frogs, puddle jumping, carrying ones "brelly", and daily cleaning mud from ones shoes. The so-called "short rains" have been especially heavy this year. Even the arid areas of Kenya have experienced severe flooding. Many people and livestock have died. Homes, roads, and bridges have been washed away.

A year ago, the short rains "failed" leading to severe drought that also took the lives of many people and livestock. Kenya seems to always be caught in the middle of two extremes.

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