Hey! It takes me a bit sometimes to get back to a body of work ( especially if I start something else that’s more intriguing ) and I know that isn’t a good thing when it comes to work but here you go.
Part 2 of the South Coast Collection:
Sometimes the greatest opportunities are right outside of your door. Literally.
Between my nearby surroundings and my own backyard, I’ve recognised the subtle opportunities that give you so little time to work with that you cherish these opportunities though they are right under your nose.
Almost every morning these wild parrots fly over the area, beautiful and majestic (and also very loud). These birds do not fly low to land and the opportunity to even get a good shot of them is so limited sometimes, but one morning I believe they waited on me to take as many shots as I wanted, and then immediately flew away when I thought to myself “I have the shot”.
Watching nature like this just makes you want to forget the world sometimes…
Then yesterday, about to shower outside (yes I have an outside shower) and observing the abundance of life that lives in the sugar apple tree in the corner of the yard, I saw a ripening sugar apple that looked ready for the picking.
I ran inside to get my camera quick as I recognised that there’s another nest high in the tree; also near to the apple.
But why not leave it to ripen a bit more since it’s my tree?
These guys LOVE the sugar apples. He came back as soon as I got back outside with my camera, just seeming to bait the same sugar apple I had my eye on. Seems nature around me is picking up on my vibrations.
This guy looked down at me from the branch and well…
The rest is history.
He dug right in.
I hope he enjoyed it more than I would’ve!
When your instincts/spirit speaks to you, trust and follow.
I was on my way down to Browne’s Beach that evening just for some of that fresh sea air and upon reaching the bottom of Beckles Road lo and behold the sun was huge and about to sit on the horizon. Obviously, as I left home unequipped, this was the shot I missed. Upon receiving that word of advice from my spirit, I took a U-turn on the main road and bolted back home for my camera.
By the time came when I returned the sun was already sitting on the horizon and it wasn’t as amazing as I thought it would’ve been on its own.
Luckily for me that day was a Sunday and the guys on the beach had their usual game of “keep ups” (If you don’t know this is just one or a group of individuals juggling the ball w/ the notion of keeping it off the ground and at the same time it displays the ball handling (control) skill of the players).
It was almost as though the sun aligned itself with these guys for me…
It’s always fascinating when I see nature and it’s creatures interacting in harmony with one another. Sometimes it’s something so small that most don’t even notice it.
Upon leaving a friends home an early morning, as soon as I hopped into her car and as we were about to drive off my peripheral vision picked up these ever so social butterflies on the lawn, engaging as though they were in a conversation and having a gathering. The innate instinct made me jump back out of the car and run inside for my camera to capture what some may seem as trivial but this interaction is one that I’ve never seen up close.
To be honest, this was supposed to be a post about Holder’s Hill Farmer’s Market but I honestly had to change the topic and shortly highlight one guy who stood out to me quite fast upon arriving at the farmer’s market located at Holder’s Hill, St. James.
This is not to say that I completely ignored any other person at the market that day, but this is merely a post highlighting something that everyone should know about.
Here, Mr. Went sells a variety of products; all fresh and organic w/o preservatives as well. And if you look he also has his very own line of seasonings that he sells here (also found in stores like Massy, but obviously not priced at the same markup to sell to you).
Also offering herbal teas and blends, you could find a mix for a variety of ailments and conditions. He stocks at his stall goodies such as seasoned coconut slices, breadfruit jerky, coconut flour and other flours that could be used to make dumplings or bread fish or meats if you so desire.
Anytime you’re in the area or frequent a farmer’s market, go check him out and I’m 110% convinced regardless of diet preference you’ll find a product that you’d enjoy and love.