You can’t escape hearing them, but it’s infrequent that you get to see one, especially up close.
The Coqui Frog, the tiny tree frog that sings that familiar evening song on St. John evenings.
Susan Sypniewski recently stayed at Wings Over Water on Devers Bay, and not only spotted a Coqui in the daylight, but got it on her finger and got a very good picture. (Click the picture to enlarge.)
“He was hanging out on the inside wall of the pool above the water line,” says Susan. ” I pushed him onto the ledge, grabbed my camera and put him on my finger. I had to take a few pictures because it was hard to focus but I finally got it. Then he hopped away.”
Missing the evening chorus? Enjoy a minute or so of Coqui singing below. They’re the ones that sing “co-KEY, co-KEY.”
Order up a decorated Christmas tree for your villa and help disabled kids.
Christmas Tree Martha, aka Martha Toomey, has set up shop at the Marketplace again, this time in a bigger space on the second floor just around the corner from the hardware store.
“This year, we want children to come in and make their own ornaments and wreaths,” says Martha. “Think of the shop as a combination of a Michael’s craft store, an art class, a dollar store and a holiday shop.”
All profits from Martha’s Christmas tree sales go to Mary’s Family, a nonprofit that helps children with disabilities on St. John. Order trees or wreaths, pick up or delivery: 540-272-6180.
Terry McKoy is a very fit 60-something, but his alter ego Sloop Jones just turned 25, and that’s 25 years of painting shirts, dresses, ties, satellite dishes, circuit breaker boxes and anything else that will stand still long enough to be painted, from his East End studio.
Sloop Jones is an unintentional success that started with a messed up shirt order in the 1980′s.
In all the years we’ve been hanging out with St. John Spice Ruth, we’ve never really had an extended conversation about hot sauce.
We recently did, and since St. John Spice carries the widest selection of hot sauces in the islands, she knows a lot about hot sauces, which she says are technically called “pepper sauces” in the Caribbean.
We learned a lot. You will too.
Let Ruth, and her sidekick Faith, walk you through Hot Sauce 101.