Unfortunately flickr has a 200 picture upload limit, which means anything past 200 you won’t be able to see.  I think this is ridiculous, especially considering the super-low file sizes i’ve been using.  So I’m switching to picasa.

Unfortunately this means you now actually have to click on a link and leave this web page to view the pictures…sad day.  Get ready to work those clicking muscles…Open up the link below, click on a group of pictures, and click on “view slideshow’ on the left.

Link to my Picasa web album

Track and Field, Students, and School:

Home and Liphofung Nature Preserve:

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Uncle Tom October 14, 2009 at 9:26 am

You Rock. Just thought I’d share that with you.
I’m gonna be one of the first ones to save your blog as ‘my favorites’
Love ya,

Dad November 10, 2009 at 3:01 pm

See I told you one day your UT would say something that made perfect sense!

Andrea Salazar November 12, 2009 at 1:15 pm

” there is no good timing to do such , the best time is always now ”

does that even make sense? ahh Ok , you figure it out … I wish you the best , I am very proud of you Ryan you will be missed , I`ll keep myself updated from where your bones are on this page…very naissss.
Love ,

Mom December 29, 2009 at 10:41 am

Love the pictures! I miss you so, but that is all I ever have to write, because my heart aches for you. You life looks wonderful,and you are always in our prayers. We are trying to learn to cope without you. My computer is on some wierd double screen, and everything is magnified. LOL I can not figure out how to fix it without you, but I am trying…and trying…and trying…. I know your work there is more improtant than teaching your Mom computer stuff. I start College on the 7th of Jan. Will you come home and tutor me then??? Only joking. I taught you to study, and I will teach myself again. I wish my brain worked at the speed of yours now though. I doubt if I will be Valdectorian this time around. Kissses to my “Good” boy:) Stay good and pure at heart. You are doing what you were meant to do…I know it in my heart. Love your Momma Bear

Donna Ebata January 3, 2010 at 9:57 pm

GREAT PICTURES!!! Thanks for getting your blog up and running so you can share this beautiful time in your life with us. This is Kimiko’s (or should I say “Boitumelo”) Mom. It is so nice now that I can have a picture of her doing what she love’s. It sounds like you are a great group and work well together. Where did you get posted???? I hope you are pleased with your placement. Thank you again for sharing your pictures with us.


Mom January 3, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Wow!!!! Incredible pictures Ryan. How did I end up with 3 boys that take such great pictures? I love being a part of what you are seeing through the lens of a camera. I see you joy, your friendship, your pride, and the smiles of the children that remind me why you are there. Keep your camera with you at all times…take as many pictures as you can…capture a moment that will never be lived or seen just like that ever again. I am so proud of you:) OX

ryan January 6, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Hi donna! Pleased to meet you I have been placed in Ha Lejone, which is in the center of Lesotho north of the Katse Dam. I’m really near to water and the Maluti Mountains. Thanks for your post!

ryan January 10, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Put 1,000,000 monkeys in front of a typewriter for long enough and you will get shakespeare. Same story here, i just take 1,000,000 pictures and a few of them turn out allright! Love and miss you, Mom!

Meredith January 13, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Hi Ryan,

I am Parker’s mom, Meredith, and have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog and looking at your pictures. Your photography is amazing and your site looks awesome! Thank you so much for making your photos available to all of us who are not there with you guys! Parker’s access to the internet has been and continues to be limited so reading your blog and seeing pictures (especially ones with him!) makes me feel connected. I hope you don’t mind if I peek in on you once in awhile! Be well! 🙂 Meredith

ryan January 14, 2010 at 6:57 am

Hi Meredith! It’s good to hear that my blog is helping you stay in touch with what’s going on in Parker’s life. Parker is a great guy, he will do great things in Mokhotlong. Can’t wait to visit him way out there!

Jill Blaskowski February 2, 2010 at 5:58 am

Hi Ryan-

I’m ashamed to admit that I only just got around to looking at your site this morning.
Oh my gosh! Lesotho is absolutely amazing…mountain, greenery, water. I wish I could step out
of this cold and snowy stuff and step into your world for just a bit.
Are you teaching yet? How is it going?

Best Wishes,
Mrs. B

Your cuz Jane February 7, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I love reading your updates! What an amazing experience you’re having! Thank you and God bless you for sharing it with us. Keep up the great work,

UNCLE BUBBA February 17, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I can only read a paragraph at a time before my eyes cross, a very frustrating side effect from the brain surgery and/or the radiation, but little by little I am getting through your writings. Who would have thought an Aggie could write so well.


Susan Whitener March 9, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Thanks for sharing a whole different world with the rest of us. I really enjoy looking at your pictures..Susan

the T-Wolfe March 10, 2010 at 12:06 am

Looks like Picasa is going to limit you to 1 GB too.

You might ask your parents to upgrade you to a “Pro Account” on flickr, it’s only like 25 bucks / year.

ryan March 10, 2010 at 7:19 am

Haha, i can handle a 1 GB upload limit! Uploading 40 pictures just now was about 4 mb. At this rate i’m a long ways off from ever reaching a 1GB limit during my service! Thanks, though, that’s good to know!

Vilma Salazar April 19, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Hello Ryan,

Watching your pictures and stuff around. You really have fantastic Gallery. Seems you are enjoying such different world. Thank you for sharing all those experiences and images. I can tell you have a great photo-journalism material and should keep going on that way.

Keep safe and continue your magic experience! Vilma (Andrea´s mom)

Melanie McClaine March 17, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Hey Ryan!!!! Your dad showed me this web-site, and i thought I’d check it out!! I love you Ry, and you are doing a GREAT job in LESTHO! (Is that how you spell that?) :)))

Jenny June 26, 2011 at 8:39 am

Hey your cool mom showed me your website. It’s so interesting to read/see how different it is over there. Some writers go visit places like that for couple days, weeks but by actually living there you get to see and learn a lot more. Looks like your doing a wonderful job over there!

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