•11/29/2016 • 2 Comments

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Ometepe is an island formed by two volcanoes rising from Lake Nicaragua in the Republic of Nicaragua. Its name derives from the Nahuatl words ome and tepetl, meaning two mountains. It is the largest island in Lake Nicaragua

Grandpa And I

I was four years old

Swinging on the gate

The street is empty

Waiting for my grandpa

To come and fetch me

I was excited, as I waited

My bag was packed

Watchingthe street

For that big ole car

To come up the street

The sound of a car

Coming round the corner

In a cloud of dust

Braking at the gate

Kissed Mamma goodbye

Bag in hand, Grandpa waiting

Climbed in the front seat

He tousled my hair

Gave me a hug

With a big warm smile

We stopped up town

For a Coke and ice cream

At Belfoy’s Store

Then left town, heading home

To the farm

But times have changed

My Grandpa is gone

The farm is no more

It is now a memory

To fondly remember

I think back in time

At that magical time

A special bond we had

Just Grandpa and me

Time shared together

Ken Bennison

Concepcion Volcano, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

•11/14/2016 • Leave a Comment

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Concepcion Volcano, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

To watch the cloud movement around a volcano is an experience to behold. You could watch this for hours and the scene will constantly change.

I captured this cloud formation with just the peak showing. It appears like an island in the mist.

That is it for now. Happy trails

Volcano in The Mist

•11/14/2016 • 4 Comments

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Concepcion Volcano, Ometepe Island, Nicauraga

To watch the cloud movement around a volcano is an experience to behold. You could watch this for hours and the scene will constantly change.

I captured this cloud formation with just the peak showing. It appears like an island in the mist.

That is it for now. Happy trails

 

Yo Le Pregunte Ella Por Que

•11/09/2016 • 1 Comment

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Concepcion Volcano, Ometepe Island, Nicauraga

Yo Le Pregunte Ella Por Que

Me senté junto a la ventana

Cuando yo vi ella venir

|Ella acercó a la puerta

Yo sabía lo que estaba mal

Ella cara estaba hinchada

Sus ojos se ennegrecido

Una lágrima rodó abajo

Ella mejilla

La tomé en mis brazos

Tan suavemente como pude

Abrazandola cerca

Preguntando ella por qué

Ella dijo que estaba borracho

Acaba de comenzar oscilante

Por ninguna razón en absoluto

Ella salió corriendo por la puerta

Con sin un lugar donde correr

Ella vino a mí

Sabiendo que yo seria

Consuelala

La sostuve lejos

Mirando ella en los ojos

Yo le pregunté ella por qué

Ella permite que esto suceda

Ella me abrazó con fuerza

Dije que yo era

El único a quien le importaba

Para ella

Ella susurró en voz baja para mí

Que finalmente se dio cuenta

Que yo era el uno

Ella realmente amaba

Ella empezó a vocear

Como le acaricié el pelo

Le dije ella que

La amo

I Asked Her Why

•11/09/2016 • 5 Comments

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Concepcion Volcano, Ometepe Island, Nicauraga

 

 

I Asked Her Why

I sat by the window

When I saw her coming

She approached the door

I knew what was wrong

Her face was swollen

Her eyes blackened

A tear rolled down

Her cheek

I took her in my arms

As gently as I could

Holding her close

Asking her why

She said he was drunk

Just started swinging

For no reason at all

She ran out the door

With no where to run

She came to me

Knowing that I would

Comfort her

I held her away

Looking her in the eye

I asked her why

She allows this to happen

She hugged me hard

Said that I was

The only one who cared

For her

She whispered softly to me

That she finally realized

That I was the one

She truly loved

She began to cry

As I stroked her hair

I told her that

I loved her

Belleza en el Cielo

•11/02/2016 • 1 Comment

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Mi viaje a la isla de Ometepe terminó con esta espléndida vista de una formación de nubes sobre el lago Nicauraga. El lago estaba tranquilo mientras el transbordador regresaba al continente. Vi la formación de nubes en el horizonte del lago. Paul Sánchez y yo estábamos de pie donde estaban los coches y los camiones estacionados. Sólo había tres vehículos en la bodega de carga. Por lo tanto, teníamos un montón de espacio para caminar. El sol poniente dramatizó las nubes a una hermosa escena. En las próximas semanas voy a escribir en mi viaje de un día a la isla de Ometepe.

Bueno, eso es por esta semana. Vuelve para algunas escenas hermosas de los volcanes en la isla de Ometepe. Hasta entonces feliz rastr.

Beauty In The Sky

•11/02/2016 • 2 Comments

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My journey to Ometepe Island ended with this splendid view of a cloud formation over Lake Nicauraga. The lake was  calm as the ferry headed back to the mainland. I spotted the cloud formation on the lake horizon. Paul Sanchez and I were standing where the cars and trucks were parked. There were only three vehicles in the cargo bay. Therefore we had a lot of room to walk around.  The setting sun dramatized the clouds to a beautiful scene. In the coming weeks I will write on my day trip to Ometepe Island.

Well that is it for this week. Do come back for some beautiful scenes of the volcanoes on Ometepe Island. Until then happy trails

 
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