The Weekly Photo Challenge is Nostalgia.
Living on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua is tranquilo and nostalgic. It is like living in the 1950’s where the quality of life and cultural values are revered. I see happy everywhere with neighborhood communities reminiscent of my childhood.
Bicycling vendors sell ice cream and fruit cups from their carts.
A traveling bra salesman even sold me a bra while I was cleaning my beach! I never have to leave home. Vendors selling bread, nacatamales, vegetables, pots and pans, and herbs pass by my house daily.
Delightful country roads wind through our island, and fruit trees drop their treats on the road for those passing by.
Fishermen cast their nets into our sweet sea from their homemade boats, hoping for a bountiful day.
And a bountiful catch provides a fisherman’s family with money, as well as feeding many island families.
When the carnival comes to town once a year, it is a big deal for the island children.
The children lead simple lives and always do their chores like feeding their rabbits or chickens.
Graves are dug by hand. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust exemplifies life and death on the island.
Most tools are handmade. Nothing is ever thrown away. Instead it is recycled into something useful and practical.
My lime tree is loaded with limes. Recalling and reminiscing about my mother’s famous Key Lime pie, I had a strong hankering for the mouth-watering pie of my childhood. Life on Ometepe Island is a daily feast of nostalgia.
I see happy everywhere reminiscent of my childhood.