Snapshots of Jamaica & Advice for Writers

Friday, August 5, 2011

Today I have random shots. Enjoy the visit to sunny Jamaica! For the serious writers in the crowd, there’s a link to a blog post that is a critical reminder of what we should spend most of our free time  doing.

Kinda looks like a greathouse, but it isn't. It's a place of business. I would have got the other side of the building but had get this shot before the bus moved again. 

Portion of the St. Andrew Parish Church under repair. Church founded in AD 1664. Good craftsmanship for this to still be standing. Want to get a shot of the front. Really nice structure.
18th green - Caymanas Golf & Country Club. The itty-bitty spots under the trees are the kids in our junior golf programme.

I took this shot from the coastal road in Ocho Rios. Kinda depressing. Must have been in the evening.
And just becuz they're beautiful - Angel's Trumpets in peach.  I mention these flowers a time or two in my novels. 

I came across this post a couple of days ago by J.A. Konrath, who has been making quite a name for himself in the self-publishing world. 

Enjoy your weekend and get some writing done!


  1. I want to live in that first building, but I'll need a big dress to do justice to the stairs :)

    And you're right, those flowers are beautiful.

  2. I love those Angel's trumpets! So beautiful.

  3. Great photos. And good information, too. Pretty flowers :)

    Happy Weekend!

  4. Sarah, yes, I can visualize just the sort of dress you mean.

    Loree, yeah, I think they're beautiful too.

    Hi, Carol. Thanks for dropping in. Have a good weekend too.

    Talli, happy to provide a window into Jamaica.

  5. Nice photos. Loved the old church and am glad it's getting fixed up.

  6. Love the church shots, its funny how time can sometimes make things even more beautiful:)

  7. went to Konrath's site, he said if i kept reading i was wasting my time, so i immediately stopped

  8. That business has the most awesome house ever. And the Angel's Trumpets are beautiful as well.

    Thank you for the link! I'll be sure to check it out!

  9. Bish, yes, I believe cultural sites should be preserved as best as possible.

    So true, Mark. I so want to get a really good shot of it. No luck as yet.

    jl, I hope you got some writing done meantime. :D

    Marlena, I never get tired of looking at that building.

  10. Oh! I love angel's trumpets! Mentioned them in my MG novel; maybe I should stick them in my romance too.

  11. Love them to death, Deniz, and they smell lovely too. As long as you have room for them, stick away!

  12. You know us writers too well; I felt much better about enjoying the Friday photos topping them off with an informative link. :)

  13. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I like the first pic. I wouldn't have guessed it was a business, that's for sure. What kind of business? And the flowers were beautiful.

  14. Congratulations J.L.! I chose you as one of the recipients of the Liebster Award! Come here and pick it up!

  15. Nice pix and thanks for the link, guess I should get back to writing. I feel like I just went to the principle's office and got yelled at. LOL!

  16. Michelle, if you go to the link, that's where you'll find the bad news or good news, depending on how you look at it.

    Hi, Angela, they deal in parts for vehicles. They also source heavy vehicles - garbage trucks, fire engines, etc. Thanks for stopping in.

    Thanks, Marlena, I'll be along. Appreciate that!

    Tanya, yes, I felt that way too after reading Konrath's post.

  17. Thanks for sharing those pictures. What a gorgeous place!

  18. Thanks for stopping by and joining my site. I think I will enjoy this blog. Have a great week.

  19. Hi JL,

    Awesome tour, loved being a tourist via you!

  20. I keep meaning to check out J.A. Konrath, but I keep getting side tracked. I love church architecture. We don't have anything as old as St. Andrew's Parish, but we have some beautiful churches that were built in the 1800's. Is that the golf course you work at?

  21. Julia, thanks. The island is indeed lovely.

    Loree, glad to have you. Enjoy your week too!

    Nas, the pleasure is mine.

    Doralynn, we do have some awesome buildings that go back to the days of slavery. As to the golf course, I'm only there when we have a tournament.


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