Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The White Flies Came Back This Fall And The Tree Will Die

More then 60% of this ficus tree is dead. If another bad winter kill the white flies the tree will linger one more year.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Is Always Good

It's much better when you have youngsters in the party.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Birthday Cakes For Christmas Day

And the little boy is first in line. Don't you remember when you were 5 years old. This is something to remember.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Getting Ready For Christmas

Yesterday we put the turkey in a brine and this morning we cooked this bird.

I cut the meat this after noon and it will be ready for the big day. The bones were used for making a great gravy.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Our Canals Go Out To The Ocean

In the 40s I fished with my dad in this canal. Then in the evening we ate the fish that we cough. I still prefer fish over red meat.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Last Year The Caimito Tree Lost All Of It's Leaves For The First Time

Today it looks like it will lose all of it's leaves this year. That's two times in 35 years.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

You Don't Rake A Leaf Like This

Each palm leaf is 20 to 30 pounds. Take a look at the palm.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

This Orchid Is Growing On A Palm

This orchid seems to not have problems with cold we4ather. For the last 2 weeks the nights are in the 40s. The coldest night so far was 37f.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Orchid Flower Will Not Open In Cold Weather

A week ago this orchid opened it's flowers by 10 am and it closed by dark. This is normal for it to last for one day.

Yesterday these flowers have been trying to open up for 3 days. They are still trying to open today.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Acorns Are Killing The Grass

These trees cover the street and also they cover our lawn. Raking up the acorns are a pain. I think that I got 50% of them.

My pile of acorns could feed all the squirrels in Coral Gables.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Avocados: We Grow Them Big

This is the Lula avocado and we have been eating them for the last two months. For the last 2 weeks squirrels have been eating as many as we do. We just picked the last of the crop. When the squirrels start to eat the avocado, you know that the fruit is ripe.