The weekly photo challenge is Early Bird. Living in Nicaragua, we’ve become accustomed to rising early…sometimes as early as 4:30 am. All of the action occurs early in the morning in Nicaragua…the earlier the better because the afternoons are reserved for long siestas in the tropical heat.
If you are an early bird, you will probably see… the parrot getting the first ripe mango
the shore birds catching breakfast…
or hitching a ride on a fishing boat.
Cowboys herd their cattle to the lake early in the morning
while horses take their morning baths.
Iguanas limber their bones on the warm rocks,
An early start to the day isn’t just for birds. Fishermen cast their nets at sunrise,
while, farmers lead their teams of oxen in plowing the fields.
Children walk to school,
while, their parents carry heavy loads of firewood home for their daily cooking fires.
The 6 am ferry is our alarm clock.