Tag: environment

Butterflies

Butterflies

Full Episode Watched this PBS Nature episode last week. Beyond inspiring, it got me to thinking. Unlike living in a temperate climate, there’s not a single day of the year that I don’t watch butterflies in the subtropics. Like the birds, different varieties come and […]

Beach Sand

Beach Sand

Keeping beaches sandy, and condos upright, on a bare, barrier island, requires mining sand from the ocean floor. Pumping it through a pipeline, to a distribution network on the beach. There, the sand/seawater slurry pools. And the seawater drains away, leaving the sand which is […]

Bottlebrush and Mimosa

Bottlebrush and Mimosa

Bottlebrush and Mimosa are blooming this week adding a nice touch of red and pink to the landscape.

Spring – Beach

Spring – Beach

With the first 90 degree day of the year, and a beach like this, it’s definitely spring in South Florida. Gone is the winter beach. And so are the Manatees. But those large fish don’t seem to mind. For a temperate climate dweller, these conditions […]

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 […]

Winter in South Florida

Winter in South Florida

Yeoh, -26F in Wyoming! I ponder this as new blooms emerge on my banana plants. I think this is one reason I left there and moved to the subtropics. -dB

After Hurricane Matthew

After Hurricane Matthew

The hurricane shutters are off. The streets are clear of debris. Things are returning to normal after hurricane Matthew passed by. But the ocean is another story. Except for one day, the ocean remains a mess: the water is murky it has a greenish-gray color […]

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew became dangerous, fast. It has come and gone on the Treasure Coast. And we have survived the last 72 hours essentially unscathed. The “farm”, our backyard garden was destroyed. But that’s of no consequence compared to the: 140mph winds 7′ sea surge 10″ of […]