Photo by Gayla Trail

Experiencing Fresh Cacao

On our third day in Cuba we took a trip organized by our hotel up into the Sierra Maestra mountains. There were a few different legs to the excursion, the first of which was a stop at around the halfway mark to get our bearings and snap a few photos of the view. It also

Daily Botanical

If you will for a moment direct your gaze over to the right of this text you should see a new feature added to the site called “Daily Botanical.” Everyday, barring weekends, vacations, sickness, power-outages, personal laziness, natural disasters, and unforeseen events, I will be posting a different botanical photograph taken by yours truly. I

Photo by Gayla Trail

Screw Pine (Pandanus utilis)

If you’ve been to a tropical country you have probably come into contact with one of the many species of this tree, the Pandanus or Screw Pine. Although not a pine but commonly named for the spiral growth of the leaves, this tree is not native to Cuba but is often planted in tropical countries

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Back from Cuba

We’re back! I’ve got a lot of email to get through, laundry to wash, and photos to organize so I’m not officially back to work until Monday but I couldn’t wait to share a taste of the planty goodness experienced on this trip. The ride through the countryside from the airport to our hotel alone

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