Prickly Beauties

These are just some fabulous exotic plants I encounter during my daily walks in Kenya. So beautiful.

(c) Uwana 2015


(c) Uwana 2015


(c) Uwana 2015


(c) Uwana 2015


Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

Change, who represents it better than the transformative chameleon?

I should mention that when taking these photos, I witnessed a papa chameleon feeding on a butterfly; unfortunately, I wasn’t able to photograph him in action. Enjoy!

Chameleon 1 Chameleon 2

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.”

When Nature Woos You

If your partner is not the romantic type who spreads flower petals for you to walk upon, you can always rely on Mother Nature to step up her game.

Ahh, the jacaranda tree, wooing lovers with all her beauty, laying a carpet of lilac petals for me to walk upon. How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news (Romans 10:15)!

Jacaranda tree

Jacaranda tree, Nairobi, Kenya

Lilac petals of jacaranda

Does Anybody Really Know What Lies Ahead?

On the other side

Life is full of surprises. And that’s what keeps it interesting. You never really know what awaits in the next minute, hour, day, or month. But seeing my little guy pressing his tiny hand against this airplane window was a poignant reminder of how we should keep lunging forward into life, reaching toward our goals, no matter the uncertainty, doubt, or fear.

So this November, I plan to forget what lies behind—including the mishaps, failures, and mistakes—and to reach for the things that lie ahead (Philippians 3:13).

No turning back. Only pressing forward.

Walking On Water: Sink or Swim?

If you could walk on water, how far would you go?
How long before fear set in, making you scream, “Save Me, Lord!”

When it comes to new experiences, there’s little room for doubt. Mediocre faith won’t get you far. Thankfully, God is there to grab us and prevent us from “sinking.”

(c) Uwana 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inspiration

The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge asks, “What is your inspiration? What moves you? What is it that never fails to motivate you, to get you going, or make you happy?”


Creation. Nature. Light. Truth. Authenticity. Quiet. Peace. Stillness.
Because in stillness, you connect with God and His creation. And in Him there is no lie.

Nature selfie

What inspires you?