Let’s talk about progress:

“…nature is not spent. There lives the dearest freshness, deep down things.”

Someone from Grand Bay was telling me about how they were still eating ground provisions.

Eh beh yesterday I saw a van with a “jaii” and a “pachay” plantain. I don’t know from where, but maysyayy look plantain to sell. Just a pity i was too busy to stop to buy.

On Friday morning there was also a van loaded with plantain and ground provisions on the Kings Hill bus stop.

I have gone across the island to Delices, inland to Giraudel, as far north as Macoucherie and as far south as the start of Soufriere, and I have seen some green areas that Maria probably decided were too precious to touch. I have also noticed endless waterfalls and areas where water just spouts from the ground and through mountain sides. We have a lot of underground water, and Dominica will be green again faster than is projected.

Take a picture of the mountains today and take another 7 days from now. The island herself is too resilient to allow her beauty to be stripped off by a hurricane.

Dominica, as an island, is progressing. Nature is never spent. The rest is up to us, the inhabitants of this beautiful island.

By Natasha Amaya Alfred Nation

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In 2013, Yuri's life changed forever when he picked up his first DSLR camera. His photographic journey caused him to fall in love with his home, Dominica, and in 2015 he launched this blog to share his findings with the world. He also designed a published a 144-page photo-book called "Majestic and Magical: Come Explore the Nature Isle" to promote Dominica's unique natural beauty.

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