Sea grape season

It’s soon sea grape season. In Barbados, apples, and oranges, peaches are often in abundance in the supermarket, but seasonal fruits are a favourite among the people. With each season comes a new fruit (sometimes in 2s and 3s.) On the heels of a lovely mango season that’s now rounding off, we get ready to…

Tree Tips for Tropical Travelers: manchineel

The manchineel (also know as "beach apple" or Hippomane mancinella), is a yellowish-green fruit that is not to be consumed. Both the sap from the tree/bark/leaves and the fruit itself are poisonous and it's not advisable to linger under the tree when it's raining. This seaside or mangrove tree can grow as a bush or…

Hatchling turtle 🐢 rescued from attack

It isn't every day you get to see a newborn turtle emerge from the nesting ground where its mother laid her eggs weeks before. The majority of baby turtles don't make it through their first days, and this little one was already under pressure, before its eyes could open and it could take its first…

Lessons from a sparky

Birds are so in tune. Somehow they know exactly when food is around. Even in the most seemingly-random open spaces, throw some crumbs in the air, and a bird or two suddenly appears. They have learned how to be proactive, aware of their environment, and watchful for what they are about to receive. They respond…

Sargassum seaweed: sightings and solutions

It arrived like a silent visitor of the sea, appearing in one area – then another – and another. Sargassum seaweed. Along the south east and north coasts of the island, heaps of the moss/seaweed are more prominent and seen along the shoreline. After a few days, the colour of it darkens as it's dried…

🎣 From sea to plate, made with love

Those 3 little words – grace before meals, really come to life whether we are hunter-gatherers, gardener-consumers, or supermarket shoppers. The process of sourcing food and preparing and enjoying a meal is often overlooked and normalized since it's something many (but sadly not all) of us do on a daily basis.The fact that food is…

Art gardening with JulBe

"Gardening gives me great joy!" ~ JulBeArtGardens Photos from this lovely and elegant lady's beautiful and bountiful garden decorate social media, showcasing food and flowers grown with love. With joy, Creation Living features the very first guest post on this blog, by Instagram gardening sensation, a gracious gem of a lady, Julie Benn. Join us…

Outdoor climbs and beautiful views

Walking and climbing have become a natural part of my life; adventure-filled journeys across different terrain, in all kinds of weather, from as early as the first birds sound their voices and the sun ☀️ starts to peek through clouds on the eastern sky. Though born here, I learned that there is so much more…

Doves in the distance

The beautiful sounds of doves in the distance. It’s amazing to hear doves in conversation. One dove starts the call – a distinct cooing that has very few but specific rhythmic patterns – Ooo woo! ooo oo ooooo…Then a few moments after, a reply in kind resonates across the daylight sky. Ooo woo! ooo oo…

📚The online eco-reference bookstore

What started as a kind donation from an environmentally-aware nature walk guest, has evolved over time into “Creation Living bookstore” – an online hub for reference reads on: • The Environment • Business  • Languages View books I grew up reading a book a day, and going on Sunday nature walks with the late Dr….