Dear STPL Friends,
Here I am flat spank in the middle of a sea grape bush! The female tree grows grape-like clusters of fruit which turn purple when they are ripe. They can be eaten plain or made into preserves. Guess I’ll have to come back during sea grape season!
Here I am with Harriet The Spy. Our new Bahamian friend, Jack, 7, is holding us in front of bouganvillea bushes (Does everything in the Bahamas have a funny name?) — woody, climbing vines covered in thorns with spectacular flowers in shades of red, orange, purple, even vibrant white. When I picked a flower for Harriet’s hair, a thorn jumped out and stuck my finger. Small price to pay for a smile from Harriet!