Monday, February 14, 2011

from kenya ~ with love

Since today is all about love...
I thought I'd pull a few pic's from my Kenya files that might just work with the theme.  

We'll see!

Though I never noticed it at the time...
these two look to be all decked out for Valentine's Day! 
They were quite willing to take any volunteers for a lovely ride along the shores of the Indian Ocean.

I'm taking you on a mini-safari today...
one that's short on commentary...

...and big on animal friendship.

As I flipped through my photos...I noticed the animals were rarely alone.
God knew what He was doing when he made them in pairs!

From very good buddies... mommas with their offspring...
it was amazing to see them up close and personal!

 This momma really loved her baby...
and thought we were the enemy.
I'll save that story for another day.

A pair of water buffalo...
and a pair of lovebirds along for a free ride!

Some were out for an afternoon stroll..

 ...some gazed lovingly at one another

 ...others sat together at the table

...or just hung out together on the patio.

They enjoyed each other's company...

...and we did too.

Today is the perfect day to celebrate those we love!
We're cooking up something special tonight...
and ending with chocolate fondue.

Did I mention that we are sharing Valentine's Day with three sweet munchkins that are staying at Grammy's?

  What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! 
1 John 3:1

Happy Valentine's Day.


  1. Oh Judy, how lovely to have a taste of your holiday. The photos are wonderful.

  2. Happy Valentine's Day. Thanks for the safari. And you two look happy!

  3. What beautiful pictures of many pairs! And a good way to start off today. Dairymary

  4. What lovely couples - especially the camels - although none can compete with that last pair!

  5. A perfect post for Valentine's Day Judy! Love all your pairs. Enjoy your evening!

  6. I called Scot over the read this post....we enjoyed the wildlife....great photos. Happy Valentines day.

  7. I love your connection paired up with the animals..Interesting.
    Enjoy that special evening with the munchkins...I can see them thinking...
    "How do old people celebrate Valentines?"

  8. God definitely got it all perfect. We all need someone to love, and to love us.

    Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweethearts, Judy.

  9. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family, Judy!

    Your safari photos are wonderful ...I'll be looking for the rest of the rhino story! Your grandchildren must have loved seeing all your photos - especially these animals!

  10. So cute and such beautiful photos.
    Have a fun Valentine's Day with your grands.

  11. What wonderful photos of couples, especially the last one. Happy Valentine's Day to you. Enjoy the time with your sweethearts.

  12. That camel picture! I am wide eyed!
    This was the Best Valentine's post I have ever seen, especially the two love monkeys holding up drinks at the end.

    What a treat to see what you have seen.

  13. Such cute "couple" pictures.... Especially the LAST one! :-)
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  14. Oh going to Kenya has always been a dream of mine. You are so lucky to have been able to go and enjoy such beautiful animals.

  15. What fantastic pictures. ...I love the pair theme. You surely do look like you had an enjoyable time.

  16. Judy your photos are fabulous! It must have been wonderful to see the animals in Kenya. You two look very happy.


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