Rolling, light-touched crests and falls of the Rift Valley.
Football (soccer) is a huge part of the lifestyle at Restart. Here are the boy’s cleats all lined up.
The children at Restart keep each other entertained with all sorts of hand games.
A lonely flower blooms on the fence of Restart.
My dad and Kim the Taxi jumpstart the broken down car that will take me to Gilgil.
A little girl asked me if she could use my camera and took this picture. I don’t think she had touched a camera before, but the result was amazing.
An acacia tree with Lake Naivasha in the background.
A motorbike speeding along in a grove of giant acacia trees.
One goat, two goat, white goat, brown goat.
This picture (and others like it) were taken in the mirror above the sink in my Gilgil apartment. I often would look into this mirror, inquiring into the reflection I saw.
The view from outside my apartment.
The precipice of a road winding down the foothills of the Abedares into the Rift Valley.
There are so many beautiful flowers around the campus of Restart.
Mary Coulson, the “Lady of the Woods,” and one of the people who inspired my life.
The bush terrain around Restart is alluring in it’s own way.
I actually took this photo in my room after returning from Restart. Here is the infamous red kikoi featured in “La Tzigane.”
Farmland on the drive from Limuru to Gilgil.
Bougainvillea is a very popular plant in Kenya and lends it’s bright colors to almost any terrain.
A corner of many curious little lines of shops that line many rural Kenyan roads.
The main building of Restart. Dances, fashion walks, and all sorts of shenanigans happen here.
An early morning outside of Mary’s driveway.
Nicole, Elie, and Sarah laughing as some of the little ones tumble through the grass.
Elie and Sarah walk to Restart.
“I LOVE RESTART”
Some of the jewelry that the women in Sanata make.
Hanging laundry outside my apartment on the second floor.
Nicole aligns with the universe as colors come together in a whimsical moment of time.
The view from inside the Restart Bus.
A little boy stands before a volleyball game.
Listening, watching, wondering.
Mary’s house, drenched and caressed by vines and indigenous flowers.
Green dragon under moon.
Some amaranth and raisins for breakfast!
Many everyday objects spring to life as playmates.
Restart Africa also features a medicinal plant project in which the knowledge of healing herbs is preserved.
We all reach for something, but what is it?
The campus of Restart is very well-thought out, providing lots of green space for children to play on.
The Sanata women’s group designs all sorts of beautiful and eclectic pieces.
A broken window, a twisted identity.
Maize growing next to the highway.
Part of the quote on the wall in the main room of Restart, which echoes the founding philosophy.
A yellow fever acacia tree.
A wrong dive.
A rainbow of thread.
Christmas presents for the children at Restart!
An acacia next to the road to Restart.
Birds on a line.
A pop of color caught by the morning sun.
“Think not what you are… But what you can become.”
The old Restart truck, also known as the “royal carriage of Langalanga.” From the back of this truck we always had scenic and interesting tours of the city, including the time a man on a motorbike threw a chicken at us.
The sun suddenly illuminated Nicole, giving her a halo. This was taken during one of our very bumpy rides in the back of the pickup truck.
On one of my last days at Restart, it rained so hard that even the second-story floors were flooded.
Mary’s dining room.
Madonna and child.
The clouds sweep over the Earth.
The skies are grey over the rolling farmland of the Rift.
Who knew that empty water tanks could be so much fun?
More arts and crafts by Sanata.
Jacaranda trees are very common in Nairobi and across the Rift.
A petrol station at one of the little towns along the highway.
One of the gates on the way to Restart. Normally cows bask in the sun in the adjacent pasture.
There are beautiful flowers in each and every corner of the world.
An acacia grove standing alongside the road.
The sink in my apartment.
A shoe made by Sanata. They even custom-made me a pair for my little pixie feet!
The giant orange Restart bus, used for field trips.