Monday, August 17, 2009

African Sunflowers and Cheerful Smiles

It is a rainy Monday morning here in Kansas City and with the dreary weather at the beginning of this week it seems fitting to post some pix of bright and cheerful African sunflowers.

These pix were taken while visiting Janet's batik studio outside of Moshi.

Sunflowers were seen everywhere as we drove along the roads of Tanzania. They were usually seen at the perimeters of corn fields as they create a natural barrier around the crops.

This family was working along a sunflower border around a corn field, collecting bean plants from in between the rows of corn and then beating them to release and collect the beans

Their smiles are cheerful along with the sunflowers.

More smiles as they waved to send us on our way.