Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Red Bougainvillea Is Everywhere You Look In Coral Gables

Our winter temperatures were colder then normal and the bougainvillea flowers are much more brilliant then normal.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Bougainvillea Covers A Large Oak

The city is full of red bougainvillea.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Last Green Market For This Year

The local high school band was there. We walked to the market along with a lot of others. There were a lot of bikers and dogs all over the place. The entire market was Green.

Some of the best restaurants in Coral Gables were there giving out there best.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Almost Red

This hibiscus species is new to me.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Two Small Towers On A Ranch Style House

The metal top of the towers make them look a little strange.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

And Then The Little Song Birds Disappeared

The Red-tailed hawks are common but this albino is very rare. The bird stayed in that tree for over an hour.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

One Of Our Stone Houses

The rock for this house was taken from a pit across the street. When the pit was big enough, the city made it into a pool. A pit in the middle of the city would not be very interesting. Many visitors come to see the pool just to see the beauty and not to swim.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

More Yayoi Kusama Art From Fairchild

View photos or video on the exhibit to see Kusama's 'Flowers that Bloom at Midnight'.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Art In The Park

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has some new art that caught my eye. I think I like the pond better with out the art.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A New Apartment At The Line

Apartments or condos can not be built in the middle of a residential area. Sometimes the zoning line is in the middle of the block. This new building has built as close to that line as they could.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Cats Are Ready For St Pat

The lions are ready for Halloween, and spring, not to mention Christmas and Easter.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Broken Tree Growing Again

Three years ago these trees were recovering from a hurricane. See the change in this now healthy tree.

Monday, March 15, 2010

The St Theresa School At The Market

A private school can come to the market once in the season. Most of the time the parents are just having a good time. But this school looks like it is going to make a lot of money.

They came ready for Saint Patrick.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A New House With One Tower

The house is larger than yesterdays house, but still not a Chateau.

Friday, March 12, 2010

One Tower On An Old Spanish House

If it had three more towers then they could call it a Chateau.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Tenin Technique

The Coral Gables Congregational Church bell tower is won of many towers in Coral Gables. The Biltmore Hotel across the street also has a nice tower.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Three Oaks In The Middle Of The Street

The oak trees were there before the road. It doesn't look like any cars ever hit the trees.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

There Is A House Behind The Palms

The property is a forest of palms and a very nice regular house stuck in the middle.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Very Green

The front yard of this house doesn't look like they had any damage from the cold weather.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Fixing The Venetian Pool Once Again

The Venetian Pool was closed last year to fix to pool. It looks like they are doing the same thing this year.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Jade Vine / Strongylodon Macrobotrys

It should be blooming by now. This morning the temperature was 40f, cold enough to damage some tropical plants. This morning the temperature was 40f, cold enough to damage some tropical plants. This has been happening for all of January and February. Last year the vines were beautiful.

There is only one little growth since December. About 70% of the growth has died away.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Alhambra Water Tower

The city no longer uses this tower for water. We keep it there because it looks good.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

This Croton Came Through The Cold Weather

This year is the first time that I saw damage on crotons from cold weather in Coral Gables. One died and the others lost most of there leaves. But this one looks like nothing happened.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Fixer Up

The house has been for sale for years. It was empty most of the time and a bite rundown. Last year the owner painted the outside of the house. The problem might be that the land is more valuable then the house.