Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Afghan Images.....Continued

Afghan gardener pruning roses, Jalalabad
Surveying IED site
Afghani farmer harvesting pumper crop of wheat
Me bumping down the road with good luck smeagh (scarf)
My battle buddy during trip, Radio Operator Lance Corporal D.W.Wofford USMC
Young girls, Pech Valley, come out to wave
Detail of typical stone wall bordering the road along the Pech River
A gang of Afghan boys take a break from swimming in the Pech River to run up and wave
Afghan boy in the village of Khogyani

Blogger didn't seem to want to upload pictures yesterday, but today it does! These images accompany yesterday's post. Enjoy.


Beth* A. said...

Hello, Mike Fay!

Splendid art and photos, as per usual.
Is that scarf to protect against bugs only, or dust? And if dust, why not cover your nose? Just curious.

chatrbx said...

simply beautiful work....

Laurie said...

These are amazing. I mean who else can get you thinking about how interesting a rock wall is? Brings up some interesting concepts.

Country Girl said...

I'm still laughing at the incongruity my mind was struck with in the picture of the Afghan gardener tending flowers - the beauty of the color and the lushness had me thinking of an English Garden, or at least one of your Old Dominion homesteads. And here's a character out of the Arabian Nights, smack dab in the middle of it all. It still doesn't jibe. What an education you're providing!
As always, thanks, and bless you.

GunnNutt said...

Great stuff, Mike!

FbL said...

Wonderful pictures and drawings! They prove once again that old cliche about a picture and "a thousand words."

Thank you for sharing them with us.

HumanBeforeJewish said...

so life DOES go on in war torn iraq. it's great that the iraqi people are resilient and that they tend to the minutest details of their lives. and the kids!! swimming in the river! kids are so resilient. we adults ought to learn that from the youth of our generation.

JJ McLean said...


having served with MDFay many years ago it is fitting, proper and a benefit to the Corps, to have in back doing the work he loves:
(1) Serving his country
(2) Being an Artist
I'm proud of ya - Mike - keep up the good work!