Weekly Photo Challenge: This is Monumental!

The Weekly Photo Challenge is Monument. “Anything can be monumental as long as it’s imbued with a shared sense of importance.” ~Ben

Yesterday a monumental event occurred near Managua, Nicaragua. There was a 6.4 earthquake, along the same fault line that destroyed Managua in 1972. Read more about it here: Nicaragua Earthquake

Last week, our active volcano Concepcion awoke with eight small tremors. This is monumental.

Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments.~Nathaniel Hawthorne

IMG_7681Should I worry?  I have our kayak ready if we need to make a hasty retreat for the mainland.

The other monumental news is that the Claro workers were fixing the internet tower and now our internet is zooming. We are once again linked to the world…a monument of man’s greatness.

Monuments and archaeological pieces serve as testimonies of man’s greatness and establish a dialogue between civilizations showing the extent to which human beings are linked. ~Vincente Fox

IMG_3150Please keep Nicaragua in your thoughts today. The damage from the earthquake yesterday was monumental.

22 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: This is Monumental!

  1. Just read your post and had no idea of the earthquakes! We are sending our thoughts and prayers your way. Hopefully, Mother Earth calms down…and you won’t need the kayak
    Judy and Jon

    • Nicole, today we had an even larger earthquake on the mainland across the lake from our house. It registered 6.6. I was reading in my bedroom and the bed started to shake like it was possessed. Have you seen the movie, the Exorcist? Over 1,000 aftershocks have been recorded in 2 days. I feel kind of woozy. The best way to describe it is like an aura of imbalance all day. So, our plan…should the volcano in our backyard erupt…is to kayak to the mainland where the earthquakes are occurring. I’m thinking we need to build an aircraft…or get a hot air balloon. lol

      • Yes I read that in the news. I would be really freaked out. Hope things calm down soon. Has the volcano erupted before? Anything huge or just like the ones in Antigua, Guatemala?

  2. Wow. That is terrible. My husband had a business in Manaqua and left a day before the big earthquake in 1972. He flew to the states to see his parents for Christmas. His business was leveled and his business partner killed so he never went back. I will pass this link on to him. We’ll be praying for the victims and families.


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