Birds

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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Two years

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That how long it has taken for us to grow a six inch pineapple! Here it is:

Home grown pineapple
Home grown pineapple

Just look at that top! I see a future pineapple there! In Florida it is really easy to grow a pineapple. This one might have been bigger if we had planted it in the ground instead of a big pot. Read the rest of this entry »

Approaching Storm

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The weather here has been very dry for weeks. Our little lakes are drying up. Every day they seem to be a little shallower. Our meadow that stands in for a lawn is actually crispy. We don’t water it but we do water our vegetable gardens. Today there has been a lot of thunder. The sky is getting darker. It looks like this:

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storm clouds

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What’s This in my Front Yard?

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We have some visitors:

One of the sandhill crane families that live in our community is visiting our front yard. If these photos seem a little filmy it is because I took them through the screens of my “Florida room”.

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