Month: July 2016

Umbrella Tree

Umbrella Tree

The Umbrella Tree is another beautiful and unusual plant that’s now blooming in South Florida. native to Australia, Java and New Guinea grows to 50′ has beautiful deep green palmate leaves large, tentacle like appendages covered with 100’s of crimson red blooms has few pests the […]

What a Flying Machine!

What a Flying Machine!

These machines nostalgically transport me back to my youth. Back then, the startup and sound of those radial engines enthralled me. Every Sunday, after our afternoon drive, my father would stop at the airport and we’d watch Frontier Airlines depart. In those days, there wasn’t an […]

Mango Time

Mango Time

It’s Mango time in South Florida. Our little tree won’t be yielding for a few years. But there are Mango trees in South Florida. Since late spring, their dangling fruits have promised an abundant and tasty harvest. That’s not always a given as their winter blooms are susceptible […]

It’s Hot!

It’s Hot!

It’s that time of year in South Florida. The sub tropical sun boils Florida’s water vapor producing some of most unbearable heat and humidity around. It’s a time of year that Floridians can just barely endure.  But those who stick it out the next 2 months, […]

Poinciana

Poinciana

There isn’t a single week of the year, that something isn’t blooming in South Florida. Large tropical trees are usually the most dramatic bloomers. And at this time of year, the  Poinciana is probably the most prominent tree. Mostly, it blooms a deep fiey, scarlet-red. […]

Razed Paradise and Put in a Residential Lot

Razed Paradise and Put in a Residential Lot

The Lot After a little paradise was lost, I needed time to recover from shock, before writing this. Now, looking out my office window, I’m surprised at just how harsh it is. the flat, rilled sand looks just like the mine tailings piles I helped create […]