Monday, November 22, 2010

This Great White Heron Has Been In Our Garden All Day

The bird seemed to be interested.

Then the bird got closer.

Our glass is stronger then a beak. The bird is still in the garden

Friday, November 19, 2010

Floss Silk Tree Has Been In Bloom For 3 Weeks

This Chorisia speciosa is one of the last to bloom this season. I saw some booming in July.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Art In The Park

This statue looks at home in the jungle of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Last Of The Mamey For The Season

The fruit was ripe in late July and that's when we started to eat them. The fruit is left on the tree and it doesn't soften on the tree. Like the avocado, the fruit takes 2 to 4 days after picking before eating.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Firebush, Hummingbird Bush, Scarlet Bush and Redhead

The Hamelia patens bloom almost all the year. But now this plant will slow up a bit due to the cold weather.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The First Of The Sobralia Decorda Flower This Season

Last year we had 40 to 80 flowers on my 3 Sobralia decords in one day (the flower only lasts one day). They should bloom off and on for all fall and winter. After last year's cold weather I'm lucky to have the orchids just to be alive. See last years flowers.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

He Is Here With The Rotary International Group Study Exchange

Martins is a team member and he stayed at our home. He is from Cesis in Latvia. He was amazed at the size of the palm leaf. He is 6 feet tall and the leaf is the biggest that I have ever seen. Look at the new houses that are being built near by Cesis.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

An Ice Cream House

We had home made mamey ice cream tonight and it looked like this house.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Theme Day Topic: Public Transportation

This morning I used the metro to go to my doctor in Miami. The train was able to go faster then a car and I didn't have to pay to park my car. I didn't even pay for the metro ride. The metro and the bus is free if your over 65 and you live in the area.

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