Saturday, May 23, 2015
The mystery tree is called a Bead tree in many parts of the Caribbean. It is also known as Jumbie-Bead, Sandle Bead, Red Sandalwood, and Circassian. What I found astonishing is that it is original to China! That is right. It is also found around the world in the tropics. They even have them in Australia, tropical South America, Central America, southern United States and in a host of other countries. The things you learn trying to identify a tree. You can find out more information at: http://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/eafrinet/weeds/key/weeds/Media/Html/Melia_azedarach__(Melia).htm
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The other day I had the opportunity to go to El Fogo de Chao in San Juan which is right next to the Carbe Hilton Hotel. Just as the food is delicious and they offer a very gourmet Salad Bar, it also has a spectacular view just outside its windows. Look at the pictures--they speak for themselves.