The best word I can use to describe the equatorial sun in South Sudan is INTENSE. I spend my days trying to hide from the sun under trees, in the shadow created by a large vehicle, under my hat, etc. Some days the sun actually hurts my skin. Michael is known for his sayings including "Never underestimate the power of the equatorial sun to reduce productivity."
In the middle of the day when the sun is scorching the clothes on the drying line, the plants in the garden, and my skin, I try to remember the INTENSE BEAUTY that comes as a result. I have seen many beautiful sunsets, but nothing quite compares to the glow cast on everything by the setting sun in equatorial Africa. I wish you could all see with your own eyes the intensely beautiful sunrises and sunsets of South Sudan, but for now, a few pictures from the last month will have to do. =)
*Sunrise on an early morning walk with Larissa*
*Women greeting each other on the road at sunset*
I love the orange sunsets on the main road after a truck has kicked up some dust!
*Sunset at dinner time*
I ran to get my camera, but I wish I had a picture of what the sky looked like just two minutes earlier. Intense color!