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Fifty Shades Of Green In The Cayman Islands

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Fifty Shades Of Green In The Cayman Islands

Post Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:49 am

by Expat Focus columnist, Gordon Barlow

The poinciana trees are starting to flower now, and Cayman is transformed. I’ve never considered this a pretty island, except at this time of year. The purple and pink bougainvillea shrubs, the “Pride of Barbados” plant, and fifty shades of Green, all make for a pleasant and soothing sight, but it’s all much of a muchness.

Outside my window and beyond our porch is half an acre of tall and lawless grass belonging to our neighbor on the other side of it. Once a year the local Department of Environment makes him cut it back, and it must be high time for that now. He has always said he’d plant an orchard there one day, but he’s in England half of each year, and hasn’t gotten around to it yet...

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