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A Young Water Buffalo On Her First Trip To The Field

Dakahlia, Egypt. This photo is my view to the North, looking out my verandah windows at the dirt road that passes to the east between our house and our neighbor. The little dirt road leading to the North follows the bank of the irrigation canal, and is lined with huge Eucalyptus trees. It is very early in the morning, and the man is leading his water buffalo to his plot of farmland, where he will work in his field all day. They have just crossed over the bridge spanning the irrigation canal which is fed from the Nile River about a half kilometer to the west of us.

This water buffalo is still young, and you can tell by her pink skin that she has never spent time outside of her barn. She will be walked daily back and forth by this patient farmer, her skin growing darker from the sunshine, as she learns to eat fresh greens from the field and provide milk for her family. Maybe this is her first journey away from the safety of her barn and mama. Something scared her, apparently, causing her to balk at continuing, and her owner is coaxing her gently, tugging the rope to encourage her. I love the curiosity of our neighbor's dog, too. He has climbed up onto the back of the trailer he was sleeping in to get a better look!


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Aisha (formerly Kathleen) Abdelhamid is a syndicated writer for EdenKeeper.org, and InspiredEconomist.com, members of Important Media Network. http://blog.importantmedia.org/author/aisha-abdelhamid/She is a retired Computer Engineer with the U.S. Dept. of Defense, where she worked as an Interactive Multimedia Training Author and Graphic Artist. Her latest work published in this field was commissioned by the U.S. Congress as mandatory training for all new enlistees of all branches of U.S. Military, entitled, "Personal Financial Management," hosted by Mr. Ronnie Lott, former NFL football star. In her personal life, Aisha is an American woman who flushed 20 years of marriage to a mean, drunk, 'wasp' (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) in favor of an incredibly loving Egyptian Muslim man she met online. They married in Egypt after 50 days of correspondence, and less than 24 hours after their 1st meeting. She's using her binders of printed emails as posts on her blog, "Aisha's Oasis." (http://aishasoasis.wordpress.com) Readers are enjoying the whirlwind excitement of an internet romance that went right, and sharing in her new, exciting life in Egypt.



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