Shilling Spring

Here is May after a rainstorm on my Missouri farm.

The air is perfumed with abundant flowers.

These are shillings and paper money from our friends from Tanzania, Africa. The American coins show the cash value of their shillings.

Paper money only goes up to five dollars. So if you are buying somethings expensive, you will need some way to carry that cash around with you like a backpack. But most people trade instead of using cash.

I got to keep this one. It is so pretty. And it has the patina from all the people who have touched it far away in Africa. It has made a long journey from Tanzania to Missouri.

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