Musings

End of Winter – Avocado and Citrus Bloom

End of Winter – Avocado and Citrus Bloom

Avocado and citrus, which budded out a few weeks ago, are in full bloom. And there are more roots. -dB

End of Winter – Beach

End of Winter – Beach

Winter beach no more. Not quite translucent, turquoise water, or summer heat yet. It’s the best beach time of the year. And many South Floridians know it. -dB

End of Winter – Subtropical Bloom

End of Winter – Subtropical Bloom

Although subtropical seasons are tightly bound to wet and dry, there is a subtropic winter. But by February it’s gone. no chance of temperature below 50 winds shift from NE to SW humidity increases dramatically chance of thundershowers temperate climate plants thinks it’s June dormant […]

Ginger Monster

Ginger Monster

Now, it’s as cool and dry as South Florida gets. harvested the last bananas a week ago the lawn needs little attention weeds are dormant or dead and the vines for root and tuber plants are drying up It’s time to harvest them. But I […]

Turquoise Water – Not

Turquoise Water – Not

  Ah transparent turquoise water blended in an azure sea, framed by palm lined, white sand beaches, crystal sky, and a warm tropical sun. It’s a magical, delightful, intoxicating image and experience. But in the subtropics, the ocean isn’t alway this way. Today, it’s everything […]

Manatee Time

Manatee Time

Well, our annual two days of winter have arrived. Highest temperatures will be in the 50s, lows are in the low 30s. Infrequently, the lowest temperatures dip into the upper 20s. This year it’s forecast to be an exceptionally cold one. For those adjusted to […]

Hurricane Lessons – 2017

Hurricane Lessons – 2017

The 2017 hurricane season is officially over. And that’s good because it’s been a tough one. I’ve been lucky. Whew! 2016 Season Lessons 2016 was my first real encounter with a major hurricane, Hurricane Matthew. Five days out, it was initially projected to be a […]

Glass Frog

Glass Frog

Look at those eyes. And that translucent, lime green skin. Notice the white highlights. This glass frog is beautiful isn’t it? I’ve never see a living one. But I’ve found a real glass one, a uranium glass one. As a production art piece, it lacks […]