Sunday, November 13, 2005

Howling Wind, Leaves, & More Honduran Pictures

The wind howls out of the southwest. Coming back from church, it felt like I was driving upstream in a river of leaves, as they tumbled down the street. This is a godsend. The city hasn’t yet picked up the leaves yet and I have haven’t finished raking them, and now most of my leaves have been blown away. And since there is a 30 acre pasture behind my backyard, to the south, I don’t have to worry about other leaves blowing in. So unless the wind changes direction and keeps up the intensity it’s currently blowing, I’ll only have to do minor clean up of leaves this week. By the way, the leaves are at least two weeks behind this year!

I’m posting a few more pictures from Honduras. I have one more roll of pictures, but doubt I’ll post them unless there is something really good. The exception is a picture of the Confucius statue (with the "Al Christos" sign behind it). Next week, I’ll have to find something else to muse about… These pictures are from San Jeromino, a neat village that is high in the mountains.

Ringing the church's bell


Mountain farming

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In the Chicago Bears jacket--the principal of the school in San Jeromino.



Log Bee Hive:





Friends.

Town square (the bus isn't a school bus, it is a public bus that runs from San Jeromino to Jesus de Otoro.


9 comments:

  1. Here via Michele.

    there is an empty lot across from my house. The leaves from our front trees typically end up over there if we wait long enough. It is a beautiful thing. (As are the photos you've shared.)

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  2. Your Honduran photojournal is spectacular. I think my favorite is the two girls in the orphanage. What charmers!

    stopping by from michele's and happy I made the stop!

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  3. The wind can be a wonderful rake! (smiling)

    Oh I love your photo's (all of them)Hope you decide to post the rest.

    Wishing you would write about all the good food you had besides the hurricane crackers....(smiling)

    P.S. I wrote about you today!!

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  4. great pics - thanks
    we like high mountains!

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  5. I know all about dealing with the leaf issue! We have a huge tree in our back yard that drops so many leaves - that we can't see the grass anymore!

    By the way, I love your pictures. They are great. I'll definitely be back to visit your blog again. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting mine and leaving such a sweet comment. I really appreciate that!

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  6. Although the Hondurans have a less material means at their disposal, did you find that they (the people, families, etc.) seemed much happier than us Americans? I ask this because a friend of mine did his Masters of Photography thesis in Nicaragua and said that people there had NOTHING, but the families were much closer and people seemed, generally, happier than the average American.

    What's your take on this?

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  7. Suzie--I'll write something hopefully tonight on food (that and the good news that dark beers have something in them that's good for you.

    David, I'm envious, reading your profile and finding that you live at 7000 feet. I've lived in the mts most of my adult life--and miss it!

    Colleen--this time of the year I'd trade your one tree for 4 maples, 2 oaks, 2 populars, a cherry, a locust and an elm...

    Bhakti--certainly the people are grateful for what little they have and they seem to appreciate life more--I think they are happier. We worry about too many things. They have more to worry about, in a way, but less they can do about it, so there's less worry.

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  8. My parents used to be in the honey business. The smoke does not drive the bees out but mostly just calms them to where you can take the honey and they won't bother you. If they were driven out, or at least once the queen has left, they won't come back to the hive to produce more honey the following year.

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