Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fire Wood

Today's picture shows the women of Egypt gathering firewood. By the sparse landscape, one has to wonder how far they had to walk to gather the wood. The challenge of using wood for fuel is that people burn it faster than it can grow back, so such cultures must continuously walk longer and longer distances to gather wood.


  1. Good heavens, but those are big baskets! I like the way they have extended the sides by inserting long sticks around the edge, but I hope they don't weigh as much as they seem to.