Today’s photo shows a snail crawling gingerly accross our lawn. We have various types of snails all around our yard, and we see them quite frequently, especially in the mornings after we receive rains during the night. As I drew closer to the snail to take a few more pictures of it, I observed that… Read More Frilly Foot Or Are They Snail “Toes”?
While weeding outside the gate of our home this week, we found a Pine tree seedling, standing ever so regal amidst straggling weeds and other rubble. It was indeed a rare find, and after gently uprooting it, we planted it in one of our flower pots. I’m not sure what type of Pine tree seedling… Read More A Rare Find Among Weeds
When we moved around a few building blocks in our garden, approximately six or seven lizards dashed out from beneath them and ran for their lives. They were the ugliest lizards we ever saw. As we continued working, we came across one more of these lizards, but it was dead . . . or so… Read More An Ugly Jamaican Lizard
Our custard apple tree fell in 2014, but luckily for us, we had a couple more trees growing in our yard; and now at last, they are bearing fruit. This year, we will have a crop of about five custard apples . . . it’s a small start, but there will be many, many custard… Read More At last . . . Custard Apples
Growing amongst the climbing fig plant on a rock at the side of our home, is a Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum formosum); I almost missed sseeing it. Maidenhair fern belong to the types of ferns that are delicate, yet beautiful; I always stop to admire them.
We have a small table of plants at our home, it is one of my favourites group of plants. And although this group is not flowering at the moment, the combination of plants inspires me. The plants include various Cacti, Arum plants, and the Bird’s Nest Fern; it’s a simple group, but I like looking… Read More A Favourite Table Of Plants
I have never, in all my years of gardening, seen such an infestation of bugs on our Gungo peas (pigeon peas) trees. Worst of all, these bugs are now everywhere . . . outdoors and indoors. We’re having a plague of round, black, stink bugs. All areas of our Gungo peas trees are covered with stink… Read More A Plague Of Round, Black, Stink Bugs