Larry Towell - NICARAGUA. Solentiname Islands. 1984. A campesino peasant winnows wheat by hand with a fan and a coconut shell. The Solentiname Islands in Lake Nicaragua became famous for their style of peasant paintings.
The Raintree or Samán, Albizia saman, is a fast-growing tree that has been introduced to many tropical countries throughout the world from its native habitats in Central America and northern South America. Image from Solentiname Islands in Lago Nicaragua by Dick Culbert via Flickr (cc-by): http://www.flickr.com/photos/92252798@N07/10108424506/