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The baobob tree is an iconic symbol of East Africa. It looks as if it was uprooted and replanted upside down.

Under an African Tree

Welcome to our Thursday blog

Today’s theme continues with trees.

I’ve been sharing stories from our Louisiana Piney Woods.

Today I’d like to show some of the beautiful trees of Africa.

We’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

 

But before we get to the trees, you must see the video of these six girls.  It’s the cutest thing I’ve seen in Africa.  I was footing (walking) through town and heard them singing this fine American song. They did an encore for the video. This 38 second clip shows why we love Africa (and Africans) so.

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This is a grove of Eucalyptus trees in central Kenya.
This is a grove of Eucalyptus trees in central Kenya.

 

The baobob tree is an iconic symbol of East Africa. It looks as if it was uprooted and replanted upside down.
The baobob tree is an iconic symbol of East Africa. It looks as if it was uprooted and replanted upside down.

 

 

Zande church leaders Isaac and Felix stand under a tree where they plan to build a church in Tambura, South Sudan.
Zande church leaders Isaac and Felix stand under a tree where they plan to build a church in Tambura, South Sudan.

 

Palm Oil Tree near Yambio, South Sudan.
Palm Oil Tree near Yambio, South Sudan.
Beautiful Tree near Adjumani, Uganda.  This photo served as cover of our recent e-book, Trampled Grass.
Beautiful Tree near Adjumani, Uganda. This photo served as cover of our recent e-book, Trampled Grass.
Our new ebook, Trampled Grass, is now available. Download a copy on your phone or tablet at www.thesnippetapp.com/web or learn more at www.creekbank.net
Our new ebook, Trampled Grass, is now available. Download a copy on your phone or tablet at www.thesnippetapp.com/web or learn more at www.creekbank.net

 

 

Muna tree at Brackenhurst Conference Center, Kenya
Muna tree at Brackenhurst Conference Center, Kenya
There are dozens of species of acacia trees in our region.  They're members of the mimosa family and all have thorns.
There are dozens of species of acacia trees in our region. They’re members of the mimosa family and all have thorns.
Giraffes love acacia trees. Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
Giraffes love acacia trees. Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
Mango Trees are a great spot for church plants.
Mango Trees are a great spot for church plants.
Mango season is approaching and our friends will do anything to harvest the fruit.
Mango season is approaching and our friends will do anything to harvest the fruit.

About Curt Iles

I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

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