Strength in the storms & compassion in crisis

Over the last few days, I’ve felt compelled to write something – say something, about the past, present and oncoming storms and hurricanes which are directly affecting so many people. As with the physical loss of a person, there really is no one script and sometimes words can unintentionally sprinkle salt into an already-aching wound….

▶ a new song on a new day

Sharing some music with you; songs inspired by the beauty of Creation and the goodness of God. “IT’S A NEW DAY” Yes, I’d like to listen “You gotta believe you can make it to the top, you gotta see it. Keep the faith and don’t give up. You were made to shine so bright. Keep…

▶ “RISE and SHINE”

Play it for me Rise and shine giving thanks to the Most High. We are blessed with life; today do your best. Get on up and face the day, with every step you’ll find your way no matter what some may say – you are blessed oh yeah. Through every storm in any season, with…

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…