On a trip to visit Annandale water fall we came across a very beautiful datura tree in full bloom and this adorable little girl holding a flower, both wonders of nature. The abundance of the vegetation is stunning and also for a non-tropical being, more than a little intimidating. The greenery claims the island with what I can best describe as a kind of focused aggression, each leaf, each fruit, each roving root communicates emphatically that resistance is futile. The environment here lets you know in no uncertain terms that it is not to be tamed and you are not in control of it.
Perhaps being surrounded by such raw power explains why the Grenadians seem for the most part to be a wise and philosophical people, at least the ones I have had longer conversations with. The focus is on the good in life and the moment (oh and they have also developed a very clever way of handling weeds – more on that another day).