Day 38

COLORFUL SARI

We had a nice meal at the home of Dustin’s office helper.  Here is a photo of her mother.

 

Brightly clad Bengali grandmother.
Brightly clad Bengali great-grandmother.

Day 37

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARITA

We enjoyed celebrating Marita’s Birthday last night at Nando’s (a South African restaurant).  We went to our apartment for an ice cream cake, mints, m & m peanut mix, and Irish Creme sticks.  Following that Alice and I went to the neighbors to see the wedding photos they had printed.  

 

My daughter-in law on her ?st birthday!!
My daughter-in law on her ?st birthday!!

Day 36

WILL THE TRAFFIC EVER STOP?

Today at 2 pm I was glad I was walking.  I’m sure it took me less time than any vehicles going the same direction to the same place.  Too many schools, of course none with parking lots.  When parents or guardians pick up the children they park in the street.  Our community has many many schools.  It affects side streets as well as the main streets.  

 

Lady waiting to cross the street.
Lady waiting to cross the street.

Day 35

WAITING FOR RIDE

 

Girl near Japanese Garden Apartments waiting for a ride.
Girl near Japanese Garden Apartments waiting for a ride.

Day 33

GROUNDHOG DAY

We don’t have Punxsutawney Phil but we do have butterflies.  Looking at the calendar we have 13 more days of Winter in Bangladesh.  This butterfly was photographed in Sri Mongol in June.  Since this day is about shadows I thought this shadow would be great to feature.  

Groundhog Day is an annual holiday celebrated on February 2nd in the United States and Canada on which if a groundhog emerges from its burrow and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end. If on the other hand, it is sunny and the groundhog sees its shadow, the groundhog will supposedly retreat into its burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks.

Can this butterfly see its shadow?
Can this butterfly see its shadow?

Day 32

YOUNG LADS

I had a nice walk this morning to Farmgate with my XTI in hand.  I was asked to stop at a tea stand for a cup of tea and conversation.  With some help I located a restroom in a bus company administrative building.  Upon exiting I found a fellow who wanted to discuss politics, so we chatted as I resumed my walk.  We parted ways near farmgate and I looked for photo-ops before returning home.  Todays’ photo is of two lads who wanted their photo taken.  Alice and I did some shopping at Gausia market near New Market and had lunch at “Midnight Sun” a great Chinese/Thai restaurant.  Alice had a delightful mixed salad and I had some sweet and sour fish.

Eager to have their photo taken!
Eager to have their photo taken!