Elephant Charging at Me!

Speaking of elephants and shadows last week, an elephant and I scared each other. We were in Botswana in 2007, on safari. Our driver had stopped his vehicle close to thick brush. The elephant came out on the other side, saw us  and  immediately spread his ears and charged. For a split second I wondered whether I should take a picture or scramble over to the other side of the Toyota Land cruiser.  I took the picture. Thank goodness the elephant stopped. The image was in focus which is kinda amazing, too. (You can see him close-up, too. Just click and double click on the image.)

Four Bhutanese Friends – US Congress

I made the little box thinking it could be a container to hold stamps I picked up in Bhutan. The images remind me of Bhutanese folk tales. (click on the image to make it bigger)

The Bhutanese folktale called Four Friends is about an elephant, a monkey, a rabbit and a bird. They all learn to help each other by living together harmoniously. I should paint my  impression of this folktale and send the finished product to Congress; a gift from an American. President Obama, The House of Representatives, the Senate, the Ameican people; It’s you I’m writing about.

Driving to Hotel Hallo Coca Cola / Cow Dust Hour

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Driving to Hotel Hallo Coca Cola / Cow Dust Hour

Birla power

Tata trucks

Leaf plates stitched

Earth swept

sunlit

barefoot

chili

Saris

goats

monkeys and a pig

Dark skin

between

coconut palm

Thursday

wires

dust

electricity

Two bullocks

idli

a Honda bike

Bindies

and

bangles

men dressed

in white

Darkness falls

headlights

when

An evening lamp

is lit.