September 19, 2016

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua / Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

Below are photos of Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua. The lake and island are part of the area the Nicaraguan government has approved to build a dam. While it's unclear when the dam's construction will arrive to this area, the environment will forever be altered. My hope (as an outsider), was that this lake would be protected by the government as a national park, particularly because the island itself was home to indigenous peoples throughout history (including the Mayans). You can read more about the proposed dam here.  If you are interested in learning more about permaculture and visiting Finca Bona Fide for a tour, delicious veggies and views of the Volcán Concepción from a tree platform, you can find more information on their website.

Early morning in Isla de Ometepe
Mainland in the distance
The Mainland (Rivas) Later in the Day
View of Concepción at Dusk from the Charco Verde Reserve

Concepción Above the Ferry Dock

Concepción from Finca Bona Fide, a small self-sufficient permaculture farm

Banana Trees on Finca Bona Fide
Concepción Closer to Sunset
Lago de Nicaragua at Sunset

November 6, 2014

Monteverde, Costa Rica: Green Season (Photos from August to November 2014)

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine 
flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, 
while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” -John Muir






"Suba las montañas y obtener sus buenas deseas. La paz de la naturaleza 
fluirá en usted como la luz del sol fluye hacia los árboles. Los vientos 
soplarán su frescura dentro de ti, y las tormentas su energía, mientras 
que las preocupaciones caerán lejos de ti como las hojas de otoño." -John Muir