When you walk into my mother’s house, there’s always one constant thing in her living room.. A wonderful arrangement of flowers on her coffee table. Most people think she buys flowers everyday but she doesn’t. She loves flowers so much she grows them herself, just around the house.. From as far as I can recall, there’s always been flowers growing at home.
I asked my mother why she loved flowers and she told me “Flowers give you a calm spirit”.
She told me a little story..
When I was younger and my mother started quarrelling (every African child knows this is a normal thing) either at the maid or my brother; I would run outside, pluck a flower and bring it to her to calm her down. Sometimes she would try to ignore it but I’d insist and keep waving it in her face. They were times when she’d actually get a little tired of my calming tactics that she’d hit the flower away but the little innocent child that I was would go back outside, pluck another flower and bring it to her.. She’d eventually calm down..
I found this very interesting quote from another Mother..
“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls” – Mother Teresa
When I get my own garden.. I want lots of flowers .. (*wink wink wife)..
Anyway, enough with that story…. these are from my Mother’s Garden..
Wow.. It’s 2015 and I just realised my first post was in July 2012.. I’m enjoying this journey so far.. there’s still a lot to learn and a lot more to share.. I upgraded my gear and got me a Nikon D5200.. I love it… I also got a 50mm Prime lens and I love this little nifty thing. It makes you think about your composition and ultimately makes you a better photographer. I’m not there yet.. but will get there.. Anyway, so I did a walkabout with the 50 ( commonly known as the nifty-fifty) , taking photos of anything I could find. Some of the pictures were taken during a short holiday in Jinja at a place called Source of the Smile.. Its such a beautiful place.. Y’all need to visit. You’ll also notice that my beautiful wife is now my model.. Its not like she has a choice. Speaking of models, there’s also Ezra, who was just born photogenic.. So he also features. Enjoy the pictures and Cheers to you for Checking out my blog.. Also updated my About page.. So check it out..
Wow… The last time I posted anything was….. A VERY LONG TIME AGO!!..
Well a lot has happened, I’ve posted a few Wedding Photos on this blog because Weddings are fun and beautiful occasions. I had my own fun and beautiful occasion..On the 15th of November 2014, I married my best friend 🙂 ( All the ladies say Awwwwww… ) The only sad thing was that I couldn’t take my own wedding photos..I hired a professional to do that… Oh.. were you expecting my Wedding photos?.. Sorry I don’t have those yet.. Anyway, after the wedding comes the honeymoon and the good thing with a honeymoon is that you can take your own pictures. We were blessed to travel to paradise in Africa.. To be exact..( and to give you FOMO) the place was called Hide Away of Nungwi Resort and Spa in Zanzibar. Zanzibar is a beautiful and peaceful place.. Hideaway of Nungwi is the most exquisite place I’ve ever been to in my entire life.. And I’m so happy and blessed that I got to experience it with the Love of my life.. ( Can I get an Awwwww.. up in here!!!). We got to see Stone Town, the fish and spice market and also got a chance to visit Prison Island ( Locally known as Changuu Island)
Ok.. Enough with this boring story.. Enjoy the Pictures..
Entebbe is such a beautiful place. The beautiful sunshine at Lake Victoria, fishermen, clean air, wild animals at the zoo.. Oh yeah, i know some of you who’ve never been to Uganda might assume that those animals were on the street.. No they were not.
Anyway, if it wasn’t for the crazy traffic, I’d probably live there. Although.. a southern by-pass is under construction so that will sort out the traffic issue.. But until then I’ll continue to visit and capture these wonderful images.
Bayimba Art Festival had its something’th instalment last year at the National Theatre. It was as colourful as ever. I didn’t take pictures of the music performances this time because there were in the evenings and I could only make time during the day. I got some good shots tho… of the art..
So Keith Sweat, Tom Braxton, Patches Stewart and the John Blackwell Project were in Kampala, Uganda for the Nile Gold Annual Jazz Safari. Boy, was it a lovely show.. Can’t wait to see who’s coming in 2014.
These pictures are later than late.. I know.. But you will be fine.