Bahaman Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio andraemon)

The Bahaman Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio andraemon)

First Week of January 2021 Day 6 Today's photos show a Bahaman Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio andraemon) fluttering around our grapefruit sapling. This species of Swallowtail butterflies also has the scientific name - Heraclides andraemon bonbotei. Final photo: Two Bahaman Swallowtail butterflies mating . . References: https://butterfliesofamerica.com/papilio_andraemon_bonhotei.htm https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Papilio-andraemon http://focusonnature.com/CaribbeanButterfliesList.htm . .

Preparing Pickled Scotch Bonnet Peppers

Pickled Scotch Bonnet Pepper In Photos

First Week of January 2021 Day 5 Today's photos show us preparing pickled peppers with scotch bonnet peppers from our hillside garden. 1) Gathering our ingredients - usually scotch bonnet peppers, onions, carrots, cho-cho, all sliced. Also pimento berries (which we placed inside the jar) and vinegar. I understand that some persons include cloves and … Continue reading Pickled Scotch Bonnet Pepper In Photos

Rosary Pea - John Crow Beads (Abrus precatorius)

Jamaican John Crow Beads (Abrus precatorius)

First Week of January 2021 Day 3 As children, we were always fascinated with John Crow beads which were used to make necklaces, bangles, rattles, and small bean bags. We loved the bright colour and the fact that they looked like eyes . . . eyes which we could glue onto our various arts and … Continue reading Jamaican John Crow Beads (Abrus precatorius)

flowers of the Leaf of Life plant (Bryophyllum calycinum/Kalanchoe pinnata)

Flowers – Leaf Of Life Plant (2)

First Week of January 2021 Day 2 The flowers of the Leaf of Life plant (Bryophyllum calycinum/Kalanchoe pinnata) are bell-shaped, pendulous, and held in large stalked panicles. The four sepals, fused, are greenish-white with purple markings where enveloped by the calyx but red, purplish, or greenish-purple with green markings where exposed beyond calyx. The sepals … Continue reading Flowers – Leaf Of Life Plant (2)

flowers of the Leaf of Life plant (Bryophyllum calycinum) in the sunshine

Flowers – Leaf Of Life Plant (1)

First Week of January 2021 Day 1 Today's photos show the flowers of the Leaf of Life Plant (Bryophyllum calycinum or Kalanchoe pinnata) in the sunshine. 1) Unopened Flower Buds .. 2) Opened Flower Buds revealing red petals Today I learned that the Leaf of Life plant is also called "pregnant with fire". . 3) … Continue reading Flowers – Leaf Of Life Plant (1)