The other day, Andrea and I were fortunate to get to take Classes IV and pre-K on a walk to the local village Bagar. Their excitement as we departed was explosive, and it was awesome to hear their stories, watch them exalt in the new point of view, and follow their lead as they showed us how to gather the local fall fruit and fallen walnuts.
Left to right Maling Tashi, Andrea, Tenzin Tashi, Pema Drolma B, Therchung Tsering, Tsangpa Tashi, Tashi Drolma, Lobsang Tsering, Kunsang Drolma, Lobsang Yudron.
Lobsang Tsering, psyched to take to the road.
Pema Drolma B smiles as we set off.
Jhamtse Gatsal, (featuring newly installed wind measurement tower in foreground!).
Tsering Pema, Pema Drolma B, Andrea, Tashi Yangzom B, and Sandy.
Pema Drolma B stretches her arms atop a pathside pile of stones.
Lobsang Yudron, Pema Drolma B, Lobsang Tsering, and Tsering Pema in active pursuit of local ‘nanepa’ fruit.
Lobsang Yudron, checking out some particularly destinctive sedimentary layers.
Students gather walnuts by a mani wall in the village of Bagar.
Therchng Tsering and Tsangpa Tashi show off their tasty treasures.
Maling Tashi sharing an immense cucumber, generous gift of some women working in a field we passed by.
Lobsang Yudron, Lungta Sangmu, and the talkative Tashi Drolma with Tsering Pema’s mother, whom we met on the road home.