Sunday, October 31, 2010

For you, Joy, and all the grandchildren...

We saw this vehicle in Accra, Ghana last week. Ya gotta have fuel to run it, right? See below...
So, in Monrovia, Liberia, we saw this service station with added features while you wait. It says Joy Pharmacy on the right..
A hen and her chicks from the window of a bus... not exactly an exotic bird... It makes me think of my Grandma Sampson carrying baby chicks in her apron while growing up on the farm.  The Savior tells us that He will "gather his people even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wing...".

In Accra, Ghana, we saw this guy. This big lizard was very long...including his tail, probably 18 inches.  I took some pictures of him when he was turned the other way; and all of a sudden, he quickly turned around towards me defensively!  I was finished taking his picture...
Another large lizard in Monrovia, Liberia, sitting on the water pump at one of the chapel lawns. He must have enjoyed some of the water drip, drip, dripping.
We saw this cargo ship coming into port in Freetown. We thought the grandsons would like to see it.
We saw this at the hotel in Accra, Ghana . (We were there for the Mission Presidents' Seminar) What a fascinating pot/plant holder! This one has a crack in it, but isn't it interesting?  How do you carve that all hooked together?  See the next pic, too.

One was lying flat on the floor. When it's picked up, it can be made to sit up like this.  I think it is symbolic of the unity of our five children! Especially when you were teenagers?? Weren't you all tangled up like that, especially when we played Twister...?
It is unusual to see a paraglider?; but we did at the hotel in Ghana.  The way the wind is blowing and the way the parachute looks, shouldn't there be somebody directly beneath it?  I've looked and looked ---with no luck.  Maybe you can see him or her...                             
 In Accra, Ghana, at the hotel.
For just a moment, he slowed down for a picture. 
When one walks into the Area Offices in Accra, Ghana, this is one of the sweet pictures on the wall.  It is much brighter than the camera reveals.
The cemetaries in Monrovia, Liberia, are above the ground because of the water table level.
                                        The Bushrod Island District chapel in Monrovia, Liberia.

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