Graviola
Jun23

Graviola

The soursop tree is burdened -really good word for it- with these huge fruit. Already four have fallen and been consumed by bugs… and of course one stubby dog. Guess I won’t bathe her til the you-know-what passes… Bree looks rangy, but it’s just the camera angle. She’s eating like a horse and gets a good workout every day. These are for perspective. The soursop I see online aren’t nearly this...

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Fischer’s Lovebird
Jun15

Fischer’s Lovebird

Someone’s pet escaped and is living in a moss-laden oak tree across the street. After an exhaustive search googling we identified him as a Fischer’s Lovebird. I call him Popeye. On our way to see Popeye. He seems really sweet, making a clatter until we are directly beneath him and then he chirps with us… and he used to have a companion, but… HEY! Guess who just came to see me?? I was pouring a second cup of...

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Green House
Jun06

Green House

I know it’s south Florida, but come on!! Eye wash: Green has always been my favorite color. But if I have to look at that every time I go into the back yard… More ocular cleansing… Oops. Had to throw this one in, too. Caught...

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Query
May16

Query

A cold front just came through; it will push the temps down to 65 tonight! Yay! Get ready for global cooling! Anyway. I would ask a question of my regulars – you’re an intelligent, compassionate lot and always give good advice. About a year ago YsD was involved in an automobile accident after which she was ticketed to a total of 397.50. She lost her license until the tickets are paid, of course. In typical fashion she did...

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Plumeria
May14

Plumeria

Finally opened!! My stomach is making enough acid for 20 people… and I’m off to the doctor’s!

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Mayday
May01

Mayday

Oh, May Day. Otherwise it’s a distress signal. I wanted some color in a sad little bed along the fence, so Mike went to Home Depot with me to buy some. I’d forgotten they only sell Impatiens in the Fall and ended up with three different colors of Begonia…even though I’ve always killed every Begonia within my personal radius… we’ll see. But now the sad little bed still looks sad… just with some...

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