27 May 2008

Super Women - Wednesday ABC

A tribute to the women of Africa

In today's Wednesday ABC I pay tribute to the women of rural Africa.



To all those women who eke out a subsistence living in harsh environmment. They till the fields; very often do the laundry in a stream; and they collect the wood for cooking.



Many walk miles to draw water and so often they prepare their family meals on an open fire.



Many are the glue who hold the family together and who despite all the hardships still maintain a cheerful countenance and show a pride in their children.



THESE ARE TRULY THE SUPER WOMEN OF AFRICA

For more on Wednesday's ABC go to Mrs Nesbitt's Place

40 comments:

ellen b said...

What a special post. I appreciate being reminded of these hard working women...

RuneE said...

It is with great pleasure I read a post like this. We all joke a bit in our posts - maybe to much. Sometimes we need a post like this to show us some of the real world.

A great post.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well done Suzi
A fitting tribute I'm sure.

Petunia said...

Super post and a tribute to this hard working women:
Love it:)
Petunia's ABC

nikkipolani said...

Outstanding post, Max. And thank you for sharing these terrific photos.

dot said...

They really are super women. I can't imagine having to do all that.
Wonderful pictures as always!

leslie said...

Wow! They sure are SUPER women! I've never liked camping but this is basically how they live their lives. They deserve to be honoured. Nicely done! :)

Pernille's ting og tang said...

I love your post to day. I'm sure that they are superwomen. They live a hard life I cant imagen. There is really a big differens between them and us and I really wish that the differens could be smaller! Hope you understand my bad english;) Love that you give the women of Africa a tribute to day:)

Berit said...

Yes!!! They are SUPER WOMAN!!!!

Ida said...

Great tribute! :)
So very different from my life in Norway.....

My S

John said...

Wonderful "S" post!

Momma said...

They are the true superwomen. My life is nothing like theirs. But I'm not sure that either of us would want to trade. Nice photos!

Peace - D

imac said...

W e ll done, a great S post, a tribute to the strong silent super women.


pop and see my viking with his sword and shield.

Texas Travelers said...

Superwomen - Yes.
A heartfelt commentary. Nice work.

Our 'S' has sailed.
Come visit,
Troy and Martha

Judy said...

Wonderful post and your pictures say it all.

Sharon said...

What a wonderful post. Thank you for sharing this.

Musings said...

Hi there Max, you have such an amazing blog. I especially enjoyed your blog today and am naming you for the "Make My Day" award. If you visit my blog, you can find out what it's about.

Katney said...

Wonderful, Max. Thank you for this.

photowannabe said...

You have won the prize for the best S post. Terrific chronicle of the hard working women of Africa. Thank you for sharing.

T.R. said...

I've long admired the "backbone" of Africa -- these amazing women who hold the country up like the bundle of wood on their heads. What a beautiful tribute.

Picturing of Life said...

wonderful post

Mine in here Thanks

Gemma said...

LOVE this post and these photos!
:-)

Mam and Lizi said...

Oh, so very beautiful. Thank you for sharing this treasure from your part of the world with us.
Nancy

Lana G! said...

Wow! Now that is a super S post! Thank you!

babooshka said...

A very thoughtful post and unique choice for S.

Rose said...

I enjoyed this post and photos very much.

Jean said...

A very moving tribute with amazing photos. I'll be checking this blog often, for sure.

reader Wil said...

Amazing women aren't they. They often work twice as hard as their husbands. I met several African women on a Women's conference, and I was impressed.

nina said...

Thank you for this glimpse into Africa!
Nina at Nature Remains

Patty said...

What an amazing post. Thank you for sharing it.

Jenty said...

What a lovely post Max!

Andrea said...

Interesting how different people live. Super post.

Christine said...

I love your pictures, they make me want to visit!

Neva said...

What a great post! And how true this is........I ove how you show off your part of the world...I was listening to National Public Radio and they did say that you could see from space, the cooking fires in Africa....very interesting.
My S is here
And here

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Great post! A lovely homage to the Super Women of Africa! Well done!

Dragonstar said...

A wonderful tribute to the Super-women of Africa. Thank you.

Daryl said...

What a beautiful post .. special S ..

:-Daryl

Steven and Aisha said...

Beautiful! :) I agree with you, they are super women. Still manage to smile and laugh despite the hardship.

Diane said...

What a lovely tribute to women everywhere!!
:) Diane

Bob Johnson said...

Great tribute, your land and the way of living their is so foreign and very interesting to me.