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Decorating for Fall: Contemporary Pumpkins

Sometime last week I finally accepted that the colder months are officially here and bought some mini pumpkins to get in the fall spirit. I picked these up at Lindos—they have pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes for a reasonable price—but wanted them to pop a little more once I’d displayed them at home. The result was a modern twist on traditional fall décor; all made using inexpensive and locally purchased supplies. Use these methods to spice up…


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Field Notes: The Bay Grape

An interesting plant found growing along the seashore is the Bay Grape, or Coccolbis uvifera. Although it is a native plant of Bermuda, it is also found in Southern Florida, along the continental American Coasts and the West Indies. It…


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Fall Ushers in New Colours!

My fingers are crossed that the weather is shifting into the cooler temps and into the Bermudian version of Fall. I must say I really enjoyed the winds and rain recently which really got me in the Fall mood. I’ve…


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Field Notes: The Bermuda Cedar

There are few trees in any country which have attracted so much attention or monopolized conversation to the same extent as the native cedar tree of Bermuda, Juniperus bermudiana. During the past seven or eight years, numerous reports on the…


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Strolling Seymour’s Pond

As buses and cars hurtle towards Barnes Corner on Middle Road, Southampton, I doubt drivers and passengers give a passing thought to Florentius Seymour, made Commander of the Southampton Fort in 1653 and Governor of Bermuda from 1663 to 1668.…

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Field Notes: The Canary or Cavendish Banana

Visitors to Bermuda show a keen interest in the Banana. Probably more photographs are taken of this plant than of any other. To the resident of the tropical and sub-tropical countries, the Banana and it habit of growth is a…