Thanks Big Brother!

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I have to give a shout out to my brother who is seven years older than me. When we were kids, one Christmas I received a little, metal toy kitchen that had a tank to fill with water and when the tap in the sink was opened water would run out. Okay by me, but the best gift, in my opinion then, went to my older brother. He received an erector set! For those among you who don’t know this “toy”. It was a set of flat perforated metal bars of various lengths, and nuts and bolts that fit into the holes. One could assemble things by bolting the flat pieces together. Read the rest of this entry »

They Say Its My Birthday

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Well, it will be tomorrow. Mr. M is not one to buy many cut flowers. He would much prefer to buy a plant. But surprise! Today he brought me a huge bouquet for my birthday. Here it is:

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Is That a Flamingo?

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No it is a distant cousin, the Roseate Spoonbill, Ajaia ajaja. Don’t you just love the Latin name? But lots of visitors to Florida easily make that mistake, especially when the birds are in flight.

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Have you ever Seen This?

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If you don’t live in a tropical or sub-tropical zone you may have not. What I am talking about is the blossom of the mango tree. We have two new mango trees in our mini orchard. This is the first time I have seen mango flowers! Read the rest of this entry »