Monday, 3 April 2017

THROUGH MY LENS - Tea Plantation (Part 1)

My family, apart from taking me away to the Cottage for the weekend in Malawi, hired a bird guide for me on the Saturday morning and although I was not able to photograph many birds, it was wonderful walking through the Tea Plantation and today I am showing you some shots and on Wednesday I will be sharing more images from that morning.  I am linking this post with THROUGH MY LENS.  









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20 comments:

  1. The first thing that strikes me is that their clothes are so colorful and beautiful. That lady looks like she is trying really hard to smile; she must be so hot. They could at least give them wagons or wheelbarrows! They should not have to carry those heavy bags.

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  2. I doubt I could carry that heavy load on my head. The tea I enjoy doesn't come without hard work by others. Lots of hard work.

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  3. I have been to tea plantations before and they are on the highlands. The female workers there have rattan baskets tied to their backs to hold the tea leaves.

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  4. Looks like a lovely day out with your camera Margaret. Despite not seeing too many birds it does look rather glorious in all that sunshine.

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  5. Beautiful series of photos Margaret.
    Photo 3 is my favorite.
    Best regards, Irma

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  6. I remember see tea-plantations in Malaysia - remarkable landscape.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  7. Hello, the are hard workers. Beautiful people and images. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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  8. I like their colorful clothing and simple mode of transportation. They sure work hard.

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  9. Wonderful portraits of these field workers. Looks like a hard life. The plants do not look like the tea bushes I was use to seeing in China. Is it a different plant?

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  10. Hello dear Margaret
    These women work very hard.
    I am very sorry for them.

    Beautiful photos.
    Kisses and greetings:)
    Lucja

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  11. wow, such colorful people, who all look so happy in such difficult conditions!!!

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  12. Hi Margaret, I'm back from my travels and visiting here again. I love the bright African fashions and the lush tea plantations, But my absolute favorite is that teeny tractor! Thanks for sharing. Jo

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  13. I absolutely love this tour through the tea plantation and the many colors that the workers are wearing. Sorry there were not a lot of birds, but still looks like a great experience. Love that your family did this for you! Will watch out for your Wednesday post. Thank you for stopping by my blog after i have taken such a long break!

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  14. An amazing experience, beautifully captured - especially the images of the women.

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  15. These reminded me of the actual location shooting in King Solomon's Mines-- from 1950. Well, I said you sounded like Deborah Kerr on one of your videos! Lovely shots!

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  16. I have never seen a tea plantation so this was interesting! I really liked your voice on your videos as well! I loved the women in the Dutch Java fabric prints, we used to import it and sell it in a shop. It is wonderful fabric and designs.

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  17. These are incredible images. I love the portraits.

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  18. I remember being able to walk barefoot! I think I will strive to appreciate how much work goes into that lovely cup of tea I am enjoying! Thanks for sharing your walk about.

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  19. Well, can't say I've ever had tea from Malawi............is it good?

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