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Delicious and Juicy: Local Fruits of St. John and Where to Find Them!

Delicious and Juicy: Local Fruits of St. John and Where to Find Them! 1

Good morning on this fabulous Friday!! Today is my last blog post with you for a while since Hillary hops back on here after a (hopefully) restful and (undoubtedly) fun vacation! Today I want to highlight some yummy summer fruit we have ripe and ready on St. John, and also show you were you can find it. I’ll take you foraging in Coral Bay, wandering around our (hopefully) soon-to-be library, and visiting friendly fruit stands for the most ripe and ready to-go spread you could want! Let’s dig in (literally into this mango)!

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Flamboyant and Proud of It!

Flamboyant and Proud of It! 2

Good morning, good morning! Anyone who has ever been to St. John in the summer season (or many other tropical paradises all over the world), has most likely noticed the amazing Flamboyant trees. These magical trees add a splash of bright red, orange and/or yellow to our beautiful green mountainsides and provide much needed shade from the summer sun. There’s probably some basic information you know about these trees, because how could you not get curious the moment you see them! What I’m hoping to highlight today, are a few fun facts about this tree that you may not know!

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St. John Appreciation Day: The Beauty and Peace Around Us

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Good morning everyone! I woke up yesterday morning to some pretty crazy thunderstorms! My dog retreated to his usual safe spot in my shower, and I decided to start my day an hour earlier then planned. After checking any Facebook updates for the weather and our proximity to Tropical Storm Earl, I was reminded that yesterday was the five year anniversary of Irma on St. John.

I wasn’t here for the storms back in 2017, but my cousin was and I remember checking for news updates every couple of minutes, worried about her and her friends that I had met during my several visits over the years. Since moving here and becoming part of the community, I have heard stories of how the storms changed a lot for people I know and love. Yesterday, I could feel something in the air. Perhaps it was nostalgia, or fear, or a humbled respect for the power of mother earth…irreguardless, I found myself eager to appreciate the beauty peace around me, and hug loved ones.

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St. John Island Traffic Report Part Two: Furry Friends and Coral Bay

St. John Island Traffic Report Part Two: Furry Friends and Coral Bay 4

Good morning! I hope everyone’s weekend was exactly what it needed to be for you to feel alive and well on this Monday morning! I have been fully enjoying the consistent rain showers that break up these early days of September (thanks Earl!) My plants are happy and thriving and all the green on this island is jumping up and down with excitement to not be so thirsty anymore! As promised, Part two of my St. John “traffic” report is here, this time with a little more information actually related to our roads! And featured today will be some furry free-roaming friends meandering throughout Coral Bay.

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St. John Traffic Report Part One: North Shore Overlooks and Roadside Attractions

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Good morning, good morning! Today I hopped in my cute little island-style Honda Element with the goal of giving you the most Island-vibes traffic report I could create! As you know, North Shore Road, Centerline Road, and South Shore Road, are all two-laned winding roads that can easily get backed up with the business of island life. Some of our usual St. John traffic obstructions include, water trucks to fill dried up cisterns, construction trucks for building material transport, sightseers, and a few furry friends that roam freely (we will get to them later!).

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