Earth spews rock fumes fire.
Black crust miles covering thick.
Awareness of life.
copyright ©2015 Terry Boswell

In November of 2014 Pico do Fogo, a volcano in the island nation of Cape Verde off the west coast of Africa, erupted spewing lava and ash from a crevasse about two-thirds down from its summit. The lava effusion and explosive activity finally ended in January of 2015.
The devastation spread for miles, obliterating two villages and the surrounding coffee crops and vineyards, although here and there, bright vibrant vines still stand in contrast to a dark, stark backdrop.
It was reported that all inhabitants were evacuated before the eruption and no one was killed.

By May of 2015, when I took these photos, a few tenacious souls had returned to dig out their stone or cement block homes and rebuild; a testament to the indomitable human spirit and hope victorious.

To view another post about the volcano on Fogo, Cape Verde, click here.

This post is my response to three photo challenges:

Jennifer Nichole Wells’s One Word Photo Challenge: Weather – Pick Your Own,

November’s Tech Of The Month Challenge: Be Generous with Open Space, by perelincolors and Lucile de Godoy,

and the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory.


17 thoughts on “Volcano

    1. Thank you for the challenge and for stopping by! Late is better than never 🙂 Since you are fascinated by volcanoes check out these links to a 3 minute video on youtube that gives a better idea of the eruption than my shots of the frozen aftermath. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozSoiPHvJ88
      and another 5 minute video with more footage; very poignant, featuring children from Fogo singing passionately of the volcano. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMyjw4skMRg
      If you only have a moment, watch just a little bit of the second video. The voices of the children singing in a typical Cape Verde style is absolutely beautiful.
      Thanks again!


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