Along the main road of Long Bay in Jamaica’s Portland coast, one can find many almond trees and hearts scattered in unexpected places.
I went for a walk to take in the local scenery that surrounds the beautiful areas around Long Bay, and was blown away by the breathtaking views of the blue mountain range which runs along Jamaica’s east coast. My walks have led me to unexpected discoveries and seeming testimonies of love and partnership that speak to eternity.
At times haunting in the quiet beauty and the solitude that it has presented thus far, my time on the island continues to remind me of rebirth and regeneration, and I find the stories that are contained within the mundane are what draw me out the most.
Two graves together and yet eternally alone, hugging the sand and the foam and the kisses of the sea air. Is it the ultimate tribute, for a wall of hearts to cover you from the prying eyes, to allow your eternal rest to occur through facing the energy of the ocean, next to a building that is rotting pews in the wind and age, but is not a church… ? #Jamaica #longbay #gravesbythesea #portlandtreasures #deathandrest #hearts #hauntinghouses
Along the main road in Long Bay lies a dilapidated house, next to which two coffins are exposed to the sun. At the edges of this #ramshackleproperty, whose main feature is shattered glass and teal walls, lies a tiny bamboo shack, which is lined by a wall of hearts and rectangles. It is one of the only fruit and vegetable stands in this little village in #Jamaica. #whatyouseeiswhatyouget #ponderingchoices
Sitting under the almond tree is fast becoming one of my favorite things to do in Jamaica. It was a half moon less than a week ago, and to think the moon will be full tonight makes me appreciate this sliver of a piece that I saw recently
Friends, I am also just beginning to use Instagram, and you can follow me @siameseorchid. I somehow made this account years ago, and am not sure how to get out of it, but hope you will be cool with it.
Cheers and one love to all from Jamaica, as the sun sets here behind the mountains