We’ve been taking pictures lately of everything we see around here, and we’d like to share a selection of them. If you follow us on Instagram (@mattmenger or @karajenine) or Twitter (@mattmenger), you may have already seen some of these, but for the rest of you here they are:
Our village house, under construction. You can almost see the beach down there…(not everything about life here is hard!)
A woman preparing cloves for drying. They separate the flowers from the stems and leaves before setting them out to dry in the sun.
This is the reddest dragonfly I have ever seen!
I just love this picture! That’s a decaying papaya tree about to fall over. The shape of the cells and everything just makes it look weird.
The jungle slowly creeping over our wall and into our yard. A constant battle.
The trash dump around the corner from our house. Garbage is a big issue here, but thankfully there’s now a dumpster and at least some of the garbage makes it inside.
I snapped this one on the road home from our village. That sun is bright, and I burn in 15 minutes without sunscreen. This is almost on the equator.
This is near our village. I saw a little boy hard at work playing on the beach, using his imagination.
Outrigger canoes are the standard craft out here, used for fishing and transportation.
And we’ll leave you with a beautiful sunset, shot from outside our front gate.