It's such a voluptuous, startling emergence, I've been looking all day to find this amazing plant's name. This morning, I planned to keep my walk short - to an hour at most, and I was thinking about turning around, but said, no, no, keep going a bit more, there's something you will need to see. So, I kept on the trail, the same I've passed day after day, and suddenly, this brilliant, blood red spillage from a mild, common looking green pod, one I had stopped to examine a few days ago, but now, these bright white seeds like molars encased in bloody tissue. What an amazing plant! Soon after, trusting I had found my gem of inspiration for the day, I turned around and walked home.
In the afternoon we hired a small motor boat to explore the bay near St. Francois and Le Robert and a few small islands. This is when I found the massive trees and the lovely wild roosters running under them.
All photos and text copyright Kelly DuMar 2018