Shell Identification

2018_09_30_13_02_56.pdf024A postcard from Florida – just what i need to identify my husband’s box of shells collected over 40 years ago when we lived in St. Lucia in the Caribbean.  The things we save over the years!  I am trying to clean out the garage!

Purple rain

Remembering the jacaranda trees in Nairobi!

A Bushsnob in Africa

Prince explained the meaning of “Purple Rain” as follows: “When there’s blood in the sky – red and blue = purple… purple rain pertains to the end of the world and being with the one you love and letting your faith/god guide you through the purple rain.” [1]

I frankly have no idea if the late Prince ever saw the Harare jacarandas in October but I am sure that they could have inspired him to some lyric description that I am not able to do.

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However, I do not get tired to travel through purple lined avenues and to watch the jacaranda tree in our garden. It is not only the colour and the flower rain that takes place but its perfume and the bees that visit the falling flowers in search of their nectar wealth. So much so that you should not wear flipflops when you wade the stagnant…

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