Today’s photos are of the Jamaican News Bug (Gymnetis lanius beetle) on the blossoms of the Moringa oleifera (Miracle Tree). View of its back. The four black spots on the thorax are diagnostic for this Scarabaeidae family specie of beetles. View of its bottom I read that this beetle is endemic to Jamaica, and because… Read More Photos: The Gymnetis Lanius Beetle On Moringa Blossoms
First photo: This photo is of a young Cannabis plant I found growing on our hillside at the back of our home which I transplanted into a flower pot on our balcony. I read that the seeds of the cannabis flower are usually dispersed by birds and maybe that is how it germinated in our hill.… Read More Six Photos In June
I’ve always considered the breadfruit to be “nature’s bread“, having the right combination of nutrients that is suitable for our daily nutritional needs. This fruit, which is gluten free, is actually treated as a vegetable and may be prepared in various ways. The name of the breadfruit tree (Artocarpus altilis) contains the the combination of… Read More Nature’s Bread – The Breadfruit
Today I share a couple of random photos which were taken all around our home. Photo #1) Title: Stout Shadow, Slender Insect. A picture of a black insect on our wall. The insect may be a long-necked seed bug. Photo #2) Title: Albino Woodlouse On The Underside Of A Rock Photo #3) Title: The Dusty Web… Read More A Few Random Photos On May Day
This photo shows our very first ripen tomato with cucumber, lettuce, and escellion stalks taken from our organic vegetable garden.
On April 7th, I went up our hill in search of soursop fruits (Annona muricata), but found none. However, what I did find was a strange looking “soursop” hanging at the end of a limb which turned out to be the nest of a hummingbird. We have a small population (or charm) of hummingbirds living… Read More Today . . . I Found An Empty Nest
While viewing the photos of our vegetable garden, the photo of our sunflower plants suddenly seemed to answer the question we had been asking for some time. The photo shows our second sunflower bloom continuing to brighten our garden and horizon after the first sunflower bloom faded. And the question we asked was about the… Read More Continuity