Tag: Florida

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 […]

March Harvest – White Yam

March Harvest – White Yam

End of March and another beautiful day in paradise. It’s still relatively cool, in the 80’s. And the humidity is low at about the same number. In another month, both those numbers will increase by an unconfortable 10. Then mid-day vigorous outside work morphs into […]

Bottlebrush and Mimosa

Bottlebrush and Mimosa

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

Swallow Tailed Kite

Swallow Tailed Kite

There’s a new bird in the neighborhood, the Swallow Tailed Kite. The Audubon Field Guide states: Our most beautiful bird of prey, striking in its shape, its pattern, and its extraordinarily graceful flight. Hanging motionless in the air, swooping and gliding, rolling upside down and […]

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 […]

End of Winter – Tabebuia

End of Winter – Tabebuia

At the end of winter, South Florida turns to gold. At least it looks that way as Tabebuia Aura blooms. Also known as the Yellow Trumpet Tree, it’s an attractive tree that grows into a bonsai to oak like shape. Farther south, in Central and […]

End of Winter – Bougainvillea

End of Winter – Bougainvillea

They’re in full bloom. And are glorious. Few plants bloom so intensely with red, orange and purple, nearly neon colors. Almost every South Florida home has a Bougainvillea. And now so do we. They are: pest free prolific easy to grow bloom profusely -dB