We end up with a lot of individual photos of the kids that don’t particularly deserve a blog post of their own. So now’s our chance to dump three month’s worth of photos on you. Here you go!
We’ve been blessed to have the kids’ grandparents visit us each year that we’ve been in West Africa. This year was my parents’ turn and they timed it so that KJ and “Granny Sarah” could celebrate their birthdays together. During their two weeks with us we toured around northern Ghana a bit taking them to […]
Elephants in June at Mole National Park
We visit Mole National Park with William’s parents and get up close and personal with some elephants.
Happy 3rd Birthday, KJ!
This weekend we celebrated KJ’s birthday at our home in Nalerigu. KJ’s grandparents had come to visit and Granny Sarah’s birthday is the day before KJ’s so it was a dual-birthday party! Lots of KJ & Trey’s friends came as well as some of our colleagues and visiting volunteers from the hospital.
An imam reads the Qu’ran and gives a sermon on a Ramadan afternoon at a central mosque in northern Ghana. This practice is normally observed at Jumu’ah (Fridays’ midday congregational prayers) but during the Holy Month it is done daily.
A Trip to a Tampulma Community
Who are the Tampulma? The Tampulma (or Tampolensi or Tamprusi) are a minority ethnic group primarily concentrated just west of the White Volta River around the town of Daboya. They share their land with the majority Gonja people and have unfortunately been in the news often over that last few years due violent clashes over […]
Visiting the Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary
A visit to the Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary in Ghana’s Upper West Region to see one of the nation’s two remaining hippopotamus populations. The other hippos in Bui National Park are in danger with the recent construction of the Bui Dam.
White Volta Rapids in Dry Season
Last October, at the very end of rainy season, Nils and I hiked to the White Volta rapids north of Gambaga. There we found the engorged river roaring over an impressive rock formation. We decided then that we’d come back at the end of dry season to see the difference. Nils and our friend Richard […]
The Incredible Design of the Silk Cotton Tree
Commonly known as the Gold Coast Bombax (Bombax buonopozense) or ‘false-kapok’ tree has pods full of a silky cotton like substance that surrounds its seeds. Its ingenious design allows the pods to burst open and release the seeds to float away in the wind. Here’s an video of tree opening one of the pods from the […]