Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Slow Food is coming to the Merrick House this fall. About 35 years ago I had a garden in the back of the house that produced all of the vegetables that we needed for the year. I did it for at least 5 years. That was slow food before It was called any thing other then a vegetable garden.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The house is has tented and filled with poison to kill the termites.This is the first time that I remember that this house needed the tent (at least in last 40 years). We have tented our house twice in that time. That's something that happens often in a tropical area.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
More lavender than purple, the flowers are plentiful on this plant that differs also in its leaves from its cousin the yellow allamanda
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
This is the portal that most people used to enter our city. We weren't walled in, this was just a very pleasant way to come in. The road has been closed at 8th Street for about 40 years, it was a traffic disaster.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
This orchid comes from Mexico and all the way to Colombia. The large are hollow with an entrance at the base and ants live in them. When the flower spike was growing the ants were all over the stem gathering nectar. The 5 foot stem and the flowers have nectar. Notice the ant on the flower. I let them alone because they bite.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
This is the honeymoon cottage that George Merrick built for his wife. They used the house for a few years before they built their large home on the golf course. Poinciana Place was built as a one bedroom and one bath house. The major value of this home is the magnificent front porch with its view of the old oak trees that line the street.
This is one of the 289 pictures that were lost. I was very upset, but not any more. I saw someone that had lost a picture and I mentioned it to him. He said that the picture was in the right place. I finely found a friend that gave me the answer. My Firefox was the problem. Internet Explorer found all of the pictures. When I fix the Firefox I'll start with some more picture.
Friday, June 11, 2010
The blood lilies are different this year. Normally they all bloomed at the same time for a fantastic show. This year they are not together. We will enjoy the flowers for 3 weeks or more. In the past we would have them for only one week.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Enjoy the Poincianas because it may take 60 or 70 years to see them this good again. The last time that we had a winter like this one was in 1941.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
We have regular policemen and then we have this police-hen. Last August 10, 2009 we saw this hen guarding the Merrick house. The hen was out there on guard for a month. By the second day we were friends.
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants