True to Ukrainian form, a regular Wednesday sprouted into something grand and hilarious and surprising.
Hope you enjoy the images!
|Iryna Krupska (this lovely lady has been a constant encouragement to me since I arrived in Ukraine), Douglass, Treschner (he is constantly sharing quotations that I am constantly scribbling down to add to my collection), and Mama Olea|
|Myself, Douglass Treschner and Mama Olea|
Sorry these two images are so strange - I do not know why!
|The group took a quick tour of Burty before starting in on all the food.|
|Everyone with lovely, little Burty behind.|
|Everyone walked back to my place when I realized Doug wasn't with us.|
He told me later, he got distracted by Burty and taking photos of our farmland and lake.
|Practicing our 'brick face' with Sasha and Doug.|
|Anna being a Banana.|
|Caitlin being her real cute self.|
|Drew being strange. Nothing new about that.|
|I know Sam will hate this image. (Sorry!) But for a real serious dude - who used to work at the White House - he let something loose in this frame. A version of Sam we hadn't seem before this frame.|
Also, I can seem to stop giggling.
|Anna interrupted Sasha photo session in her usual style.|
|Sometimes we would take Ukrainian brick face photos.|
Sometimes we would take American grinning photos.
Sometimes we could pay respect to Canada - Drew has citizenship in Canada and America - and take our group photo with moose antlers.
|Every group must have a jumping photo.|
|Walking home from the field, Sam's house was first to stop at.|
Upon arrival, we were flagged down by his host mother and grandmother telling us to come meet the chicks.
One of their hens had, just 2 days before, had 10 fuzzy little birds.
|So I got a little help from my friend.|
That's really all I ever needed.
|Caitlin took to holding baby birds like she does to most things in her life.|
She was real good at it.
She and her chick had a few intimate minutes together.
|Leaving Sam's place to get home for dinner, we herded the chicks behind the barn towards a warmer corner.|
This little one didn't seem so fond of that idea.
We discovered how many Americans it takes to catch a baby chicken.