Archive for the 'Nature' Category

13
Feb
09

My Day Today

I was out and about today…

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Connect the dots! Passed by this old office building on Maraval Road, Port of Spain.

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I ran into an artist painting...

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She was painting a coconut carriage around the Savannah...

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...and attracted a fair amount of curiosity and attention.

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She was doing an oil painting for a friend's new art gallery. She uses a plastic bag as a palette. I thought it looked pretty.

While I was there watching her work, I noticed some interesting sights…

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Pretty Tree Cathedral

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Ackee flowers (?) in coconut shell.

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Stag... a man's beer.

I was hungry, so I told my new artist friend “goodbye” and travelled somewhere for lunch.

Lunch was part-Latin, but lunch was all good!

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Here are the condiments. Clockwise from upper left: Hot pepper sauce, Tamarind sauce, Garlic sauce and Shadon Beni sauce.

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Lunch was polenta, stewed chicken, with a side salad of stir-fried seasoned broccoli and cauliflower florets. Washed down with Pommecythere (golden apple) juice.

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Did I mention that lunch was good?

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I decided to have a slice of heaven for dessert. Oops... I meant carrot cake...

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After I'd paid for lunch, I looked around and saw some interesting pictures hanging on a nearby wall.

They were rare pictures of popular calypsonians (some of whom are deceased).  I took pictures of them.  The owner objected though.  I deleted them out of respect for his collection.  He promised me that we could meet to chat after Carnival was over and he’d let me see the others.

Today was a good day…

Peace and Rice,

jw

07
Feb
09

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Sitting on a bench around the Queen’s Park Savannah on a moonlight night.

I mean to read the book of the same title one of these good days…

Peace and Rice,

jw

04
Feb
09

Bonnet Angel

I was doing some shopping in West Trinidad, and was waiting to meet someone.  As I walked to my car, I happened upon this scene and just started taking pictures.

The driver drives a taxi, and the ornament was passed down to him by his taxi-driver father.  When he related the story of how hard his father worked to support his family, the man sobbed unabashedly and without shame.

All his brothers also drive taxis, and have similar ornaments on their cars… theirs have plastic wings though.

He was the only one to get an ornament from his Daddy.

Peace and Rice,

jw

02
Feb
09

Squiggly Lights

More “mistakes” that came out pretty cool looking…  at least, I think so!

This is the Port of Spain downtown skyline as seen from the Queen’s Park Savannah at night.

Peace and Rice,

jw

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28
Jan
09

Nature's Own

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Nature's Own 2

Peace and Rice,

jw

26
Jan
09

Full Moon

One night, I went for a stroll around the Queen’s Park Savannah with my girlfriend.  It the night with the biggest full moon for 2009, and everything shone so brightly.

Here are some of the things that had me spellbound.

Peace and Rice,

jw

02
Dec
08

Beautiful Tobago

Some more pictures of my Tobago trip.

I’m taking some time to learn and understand a bit more about the photo-related WordPress features, like photogalleries.

Please let me know what you think of this one, as well as the quality of the pictures.

Peace and Rice,

jw

28
Oct
08

Underside

The underside of the “butterfly landing strip”, as viewed through the pineapple-orange tree in my backyard.

Peace and Rice,

jw

28
Oct
08

Fire Flower

I don’t know the actual name of this plant, but I like its flowers.

The petals look like plumes of flame…

This is in my front yard.

Peace and Love,

jw

28
Oct
08

Butterfly Landing Strip

A butterfly struggles to stay atop a flower in a strong gust of wind.

My backyard.

Peace and Rice,

jw




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