Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Kolden Report: Meet Little Jay. April 12th, 2014

Hello, kids!

Thus far Jay and family in Nicaragua have reported no damages from the earthquakes of the past 48 hours, even though the epicenter was not far from their holdings.  That's one good thing about not building many multistory buildings! 





I wonder if this house is a landmark?  (You know, travel until you see the purplish house on the corner with the wrought iron fence?  There'll be a lady and a kid sitting by it and a motorcycle parked next door at the salmon colored house....)






Mamma's house.  (Again, the wide boards full of character, these even more so than the orange ones.  The gate may be to keep the chickens and dogs out of it.)




Mamma's bananas.  Won't be ripe for a while yet. 




Mamma's blossoms.






Margina's nephew. ( Friendly lad.) 





Pulperia,  for gringos perhaps.  (Big "Aleve" sign, in case you have a headache from drinking too many margaritas while listening to the mariachi band.)






Carts for kids.





Milk is pronounced "leh, chay".  Leche.  It comes in bags too!  Notice the starbucks frappacino and  Hersheys' bottles?  They all have the white import label, indicating products brought in from the US.  Extra taxes are levied on those items I bet. 






Meet "Little Jay".  Man of few words but OH is he busy!






Sun setting on Apoyo  Lagoon.






Sunrise.  Las Flores coffee in hand.  ON vacation. ( Divine daily views!)






Masaya morning.  The Volcano was often shrouded in clouds.






As the sun crept higher, the forest came to life.  Birds and howler monkeys spoke to one another.  I tried to find them in the tangle.



And did I mention this,  Jay's Apoyo lake casa,  is for sale?  Two bedroom, two bath with a large upper loft.   Indoor plumbing and electricity too!   Email me for contact info if you are interested. 






The view below.  (Private resorts dot the lagoon's shore.)






Jungle "gym".






Bright bloom.






Bird food.






Drink in the color!






Cuidador's daughter, the big sister of twins (and her Mamma's little helper).




Twin babes.  Not yet named.  They are called "Nino" (boy) and "Nina" (girl) for now.  ( And no they are not identical.   Yes, people do ask that.)   Rather than the flannel receiving blankets we are used to in Montana, their receiving blankets are pieces of cotton with unfinished edges, similar to that of bed sheets.  There is no need for heavy sleepers and thick blankets in such a climate!


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