Florida

Friday Fun

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I cannot believe it! Someone finally took an actual photo of the Florida “State Bird”, the mosquito indigenous to our state! Or why one fears to go out after twilight here:

Florida Mozzi
Florida mozzi

Until Next Time,

Toni

Just Passing Through or Staying a While?

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Two-residents

After the hurricane did so much damage to our banana trees, we decided to thin the banana herd and took down quite a few. We have given away some to friends and, finally, transplanted a few to a more protected area of the garden. I went out to see how the transplants are faring. They seem to be doing well and I found these two little guys in the center of one of the trees. Since we are on the edge of a small lake, I don’t know if these two are just visiting or will like our garden enough to take up residence.

Until Next time,

Toni

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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The Garden Project

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While I have been spending a lot of time working inside of our new home, Mr. M has been busy outside. We have made many trips to the hardware store and local nurseries. One of his big projects has been a new garden. Here it is:

new-garden

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