Patrice and Jeff’s brother, Jim, joined us on the island for a few days. We had fun watching his excitement as he discovered all the unique features of the island and Florida. This was his first time down there.
The three sibs:
Jimbo is INTERESTED (all caps for emphasis!!!!!) in edible wild plants. He is passionate about that topic, crazy for information on this topic. But tropical plants are a whole new universe for him. He was full of questions and requests for us to “google” when we couldn’t satisfy his curiosity.
At his urging, I ate one a prickly pear “tuna”. They were not quite ripe, and little too tangy for my taste buds. Jim was happy I gave it a try though!
The “tunas” are the red fruits growing out of the cactus: