It's hard to believe that two years have passed and I am just now finishing my portraits of Bhutan. I hope you enjoy seeing their faces. It was a blissful experience meeting them in person and I treasure these moments to visit them once again.
|A group of women on a lunch break.|
|Holiday trekking up to a local temple in Monjar.|
|Children are joyously welcomed in Bhutan - girls and boys.|
|There is no government pension for the elderly,but working men and women|
are guaranteed paid leave to attend to family health needs.
|A novice priest at a day-long Buddhist ceremony to cleanse a home.|
|Nursery school teacher leads the students in singing, |
"The wheels of the bus go round and round."
Education is free, but not compulsory.
|Bhutan has four branches of military: the Army, the Royal Bodyguards,|
the Militia and the Royal Police. Being landlocked, they have no need for a navy.
There is a recent YouTube about an air force, which was not in existence in 2014.
|Military and dancer chatting at the Dochula Druk Wangyal Festival 2014.|
|Artist at the Rigne School of Traditional Art in Trashiyangtse.|
|Security Guard at a temple.|
|Keeping warm at a festival.|
|Captured by the ceremony at Dochula Pass.|
|Sonam Logay, my first guide, who caught me as I fell in love with Bhutan.|
|A handsome man at Jungshi paper factory in Thimphu.|
|A nomad from the north. She sold our guide fresh herbs.|
|A woman collecting firewood; her mouth is red with betel leaf and areca nut.|
Sometimes children chew it for their elders as they age and lose teeth.
|In the market in Thimphu.|
|Woman at a small store along the road.|