Croton - gouache and ink painting by Rose Rushbrooke. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.

Croton

© Rose Rushbrooke 1996
11″ w x 15″ h

This is the last house I lived in before leaving the Caribbean. My husband and I shared this little wooden home overlooking V C Bird Airport. We were part of an enclave of rental properties – the West Indian version of a gated community! The houses were small and the doors and windows were always open. Most of the time we lived outdoors.