Saturday, February 13, 2010
Jennifer didn't know the name of these pretty purple flowers but told us that Ugandan kids sucked the white part of the flowers because they are filled with a sweet sap. We sucked up a bunch. Hawley loves shooting flower pictures and she spent a lot of this vacation with her nose and camera lens stuck in leaves. At one point some French travelers pointed to her camera signaling something wrong. She found it was covered in yellow pollen from getting too close. Her shots are amazing -- but even my mundane ones are filled with the bright colors, prickly textures and odd shapes of plants in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.