My brother hid a couple cakes from his boys in our fridge this week. They were for the parties he was planning. I really had no problem with that, until today ... three days later. You have no idea what happens to you when you keep seeing a Black Forest Chocolate cake each time you … Continue reading Temptation
Another plant we've made sure to have growing in our herb garden is the Leaf of Life plant (Bryophyllum calycinum). It is also called the 'Miracle plant', 'Air plant' and 'Life plant'. It is also called the 'Live Forever plant' since each of it leaves can produce new plants from the indention on the leaf’s … Continue reading Leaf of Life Plant
We got a lovely bunch of carrots on Monday and today all I can think about is carrot cake. I've found this recipe for carrot muffins and gave it a try. 1 cup sugar (or 16 - 18 tbsp honey for diabetics) 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 eggs 1 cup … Continue reading Carrot Muffins
This morning we enjoyed yet again the lovely chirping of this bird which I think is a Grassquit. It went searching for spiders in the telephone wires near our roof. Then it came to my realization, that because of the drought, these birds are eating all the spiders and oh my goodness! maybe my caterpillars … Continue reading Morning Song
It's been only a couple of nights now that I'm awaken at 2:00am and cannot get back to sleep. It's not the first time this has happened, some time ago I was awaking at 3:00am. There's a full moon out this morning. I did a quick search about this and found two answers that are … Continue reading Waking at 2:00am
We see caterpillars all the time around our yard, but these which I found are different. I can't even seem to locate their picture on the Internet. They are solid black with yellow and white spines. I found them on our Trumpet tree and so far that's the only leaves they feed on. I hope … Continue reading Caterpillars – Colobura d. dirce
Today is the start of spring. In Jamaica this seems only a date on the calendar to us since we only see a few signs of change each season. This reminds of the Poem Nature by H. D. Carberry. The words are seen below: We have neither Summer nor Winter Neither Autumn nor Spring. We … Continue reading Spring is Here!