The island has been becoming steadily greener by the day since it rained. But now there are broad swathes of colour from the wild flowers. It is quite breathtaking. There are many different species with the colours chiefly blues and yellows. Perfect spring colours.
These pictures were all taken from the main road between Antigua coast and Triquivijate, and the back road from Triquivijate to Puerto del Rosario.
The dark blue colours with hints of pink are Viper's Bugloss (Echium plantagineum), shown above. Many of the yellow flowers are the wild Brassica oleracae from which is descended Oilseed Rape that covers much of the landscape back in England. The Brassica family is also known as Cruciferae which describes the cross arrangement of the four petalled flowers.
This plant below is very abundant and lends the soft lavender colours to the hillsides (the second picture above).
This next plant is growing at the top of our road and looks rather like a Calceolaria.
I really need to identify this next one since it is growing just near our gate and I suspect it will shortly find its way into my new garden.
On the work front we are progressing fast, with the kitchen almost (finally!) complete. The concrete has been poured which will allow us to move the container into the field, and the dog kennel to its final resting place. We have also had installed the new solar panels. The bad news is that the inverter (a magic piece of electronic gadgetry that converts DC to AC current but also charges the batteries and generally controls the whole system) has succumbed to old age and corrosion.
Only two weeks until we move in!