At First Glance

June 7th

A few photos to share. I promise to write the stories and give the detail behind these as soon as I can manage to sleep, eat and function in this time zone again.

posterchild for the polaroid project

We were able to photograph all of the children and workers at the baby orphanage. They loved receiving their Polaroid photos. This little boy’s expression says it all — sheer joy from a simple gift.

in her eyes

Curious, beautiful smiles.

a wonderful day

They all wanted to come home with me. The feeling is mutual.

Fever tree, Gorongoza

The “fever tree” in Gorongoza National Park, Mozambique.

Baboons in the shade

A few of my simian friends.


Time for some sleep.

Until tomorrow,

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19 Responses

  1. Wow, I haven’t had much of a chance to visit blogs these last couple weeks and so much has happened. I can’t wait to hear the stories. Well, off to read where you
    sleep well.

  2. Welcome home!! I love your pictures.

  3. sleep tight. I love seeing the cute faces!

  4. Absolutely stunning children, I would have wanted to take them home too. Glad your over the flu, rest well…ciao

  5. Jennifer June 7, 2007

    Ah, yes, I’m already teary. These children are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing in the midst of your jet lag. 🙂

  6. The look on that first little guy’s face would be worth any number of goodie bags! It must be so hard not to bring them all home.

  7. Beautiful photos, glad you are home safe and sound!

  8. What beautiful faces! And I am curious about the “fever tree”!

  9. ..welcome home… Those faces. So soulful and precious. They’ll stick with you for awhile! 🙂

  10. What wonderfully happy faces! I love the pictures!

  11. Welcome home Kelli! Can’t wait to see more photos. Those children are precious.

  12. Nice pics, thanks for sharing, I want to see more of those lovely smiles!

  13. Kel, nice first photos. I’m sure you already know I’m fully expecting at least one copy to add to the collection you’ve provided me over the years on my desk. 😉 Of course, that’s when you’re back and functioning in your time zone. Bella! Proud of you!!!

  14. Welcome home, girl! We’re on our way out the door to Roatan, Honduras to scout for retirement villas. See you in a week or so.

  15. As usual I got all teared up when reading your blog.Have a good rest.

  16. Your pictures are beautiful! Even the mosquito netting looks so exotic. I’m glad you had a great time, despite the luggage woes. Can’t wait to read more!

  17. Welcome back, Kelli 🙂 Get some rest!
    The photos look wonderful!

  18. Those faces are adorable. I wanted to reach into the photo, hug them all and bring them home. Sleep well.

  19. welcome home kelli.
    i am excited to read about this journey.