The Weekly Photo Challenge is Minimalist. I do a lot of volunteer projects on Ometepe Island, and I find that the simple pleasures we share are the most meaningful.
I was working on setting up the new elementary school library the other day. Edwin was helping me and he proudly displayed his missing two front teeth.
When delivering supplies to the indigenous community of Los Ramos, which was destroyed in a landslide, this lovely grandmother gave me the biggest hug!
I made cupcakes for my neighbors. Braydon’s first taste of icing was delightful.
We went to a major league baseball game with our taxi driver, Francisco, and his family. I bought Junior some candy and he gobbled it all up.
This simple lock on a door, demonstrates how many times it had to be replaced and repaired. Nicaraguans always repair, and seldom buy new if they can repair it.
I found this once well-loved doll in the garbage behind a house. I’m sure it has a story to tell.
I am a collector of Pre-Columbian artifacts and pottery, which I find on Ometepe Island. This devil’s head must have a fascinating story.
I saved the best for last! Sharpening the machete. Without the machete, Nicaraguan economy would never survive.