The Weekly Photo Challenge is Window. They are portals into the world’s stories. Glimpses into other people’s lives. Looking out (or into) a window can tell you about where you are — and where you’re not — and mark a particular moment in time, linking you to a physical place. Join me as we peek into one window of our lives on Ometepe Island.
A Barbie doll pink house, a big ole’ cement pila, and a worn window signified the beginning of our quest for a simple and carefree lifestyle culturally immersed with friends and family on Ometepe Island.
When Ron destroyed the big ole’ cement pila our journey began.
Light filtered through our window and the only thing we saw was the beauty of things to come.
We pretended we worked in a McDonald’s drive-through, happily dispensing peanut butter sandwiches to our workers through our window. They laughed, not having a clue what we were talking about. Later, we found our sandwiches stuffed in a hole of the Mango tree.
I thought retirement was supposed to be… welI…retiring. Instead, I sanded my soft hands to the bone refinishing the window shutters.
Look! We have a TV! Steeler football games and a cold Tona after a hard day’s work. What more could we ask for?
As the house progressed, the garden grew. We harvested our first batch of tomatoes.
Then the mangoes began to drop…and drop…and drop. Delicious mango jam is on the menu.
The tropics require drinking lots of water. Ron, I caught you drinking out of the jug again. I won’t nag this time because he built us a pine trestle table in front of the window.
Ron’s table has served us well. Family and friends gather around our table for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even a game of spoons. The table nestled in front of the window houses my collection of Pre-Columbian artifacts and my lending library books.
My cupcake and cookie buddy and I often gather around the window where she displays her marvelous treats.
Life outside our window involves swinging, watching chickens, and making dough balls to trap rats in the garden.
We added a string of lights around the window for a festive look at Christmas.
Our window constantly changes scenes adding to our contentment on our little island of peace. One small portal of our lives, one giant step toward our dreams.