The Beauty of Rainy Season

I love this season when the rains produce lush green in the savanna around Mango!

P1040483P1040494.JPGLadies washing laundry and getting water at a nearby lake

P1040503.JPGThese perfect little flowers grow on a plant that produces the rennet-like liquid used to make local cheese.

Butterfly-Bird of Paradise 2.JPGThe bushes I planted at my property a year ago have grown and are producing bright flowers that attract dozens of butterflies.

All in a day’s bike ride

Sundays are wonderful days for a long, relaxing bike ride out into the bush. Here is some of the scenery from my recent rides.

DSC_7489DSC_7487The Oti River near Mango

DSC_7510A makeshift shelter in the bush

DSC_7552No bike ride would be complete without a herd of cows crossing your path!

DSC_7591Hippos down by the lake

Togo’s beautiful side

To replenish myself, I enjoy going out and enjoying God’s beautiful creation, and I especially enjoy capturing that beauty with photography. I hope you also enjoy seeing the beauty of Togo through these images!

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The mountains just behind the southern hospital

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A waterfall just around the corner from the mountains in the last image

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Togo’s coastline has a couple of nice beaches, and watching these sand crabs scurrying around the beach is so much fun!

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We came across this small but unbelievably swift antelope at an animal reserve in Benin, the country neighboring Togo to the east.

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These boldly colored birds live in the savannah around Mango.

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You’ll find women carrying loads like these all around Togo. Notice the woman on the left caring for her baby simultaneously!