It is POURING outside with thunder and lightning and my skirt was hanging out of the door of the car all the way home in this weather!! : / It was soaking wet and muddy, so I just changed into comfortable clothes and we are staying put the rest of the night! SO ~ it's a good time to add a few more photos from Ethiopia!
Their calendar has 12 months with 30 days and a 13th month with just 5 days Their NEW YEAR was September 11th!! It was quite a celebration! : D It is only 2007 here! (Does that mean I'm only 56!?!? Woo hoo!!) Their Christmas here is not until January.
|On New Year's Day girls go around|
the neighborhood in traditional dress
singing songs. We know the two sisters in
white in the middle.They were SO cute!!
|I took this just to show a typical apt. building |
with satellite dishes and clothes hanging
on the line.
|Even the supermarkets were decorated |
for New Year's! Many markets are in
BIG buildings with food on the
lower level and housewares up above.
Some even have furniture or appliances
on the top level. This is All Mart.
|We have seen a lot of kids with sticks and hoops |
playing on the road but this little guy had a
great idea! With two sticks and a lid, he can
carry his jerry (sp?) can to get water!
There were sheep EVERYWHERE going to market
for a New Year's Day feast. Now they have
sheepskins in big piles for sale along the road.
|I asked this girl working in a market, if I |
could take a picture of her in her
|Bob just took this out of his window this morning|
as we were driving out of our neighborhood. The
mountains and hillsides are SO pretty around Addis!
(It doesn't look like rain, but the black clouds roll in
quickly and then it really POURS!!)