Friday, February 15, 2019

International Festival of the Arts at #waltdisneyworld #epcot...



International Festival of the Arts at #waltdisneyworld #epcot #beautifulfla beautiful day for Epcot in #fl #florida (at Epcot - Walt Disney World)
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Publix weekly whole sub special, chicken tenders with...



The Publix weekly whole sub special, chicken tenders with buffalo sauce. Been told that it might be one of the signature foods of #florida #FL and while I am not sure whether that is true, it’s not a bad way to do dinner on a rainy day in #beautifulfla #publix (at Publix)
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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge








Young alligator sizing me up

Alligator looking at me.

Two turtles basking in the algae infested water

I think I hear a woodpecker!

There's a woodpecker!

This pileated woodpecker looks like he could get the shock of his life at any moment.





An egret stalks its prey




Arthur R. Marshall is a former U.S. Fish and Wildlife employee who devoted his life to the protection and enhacement of the natural resources and environment of Florida. He had a vision to restore the wetlands associated with the Everglades, in particular the cypress forest. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge would acquire Arthur's name in 1985. This 145,800 acre refuge is currently all that is left of the magnificent and unique northern Everglades. It is currently managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior through a license agreement with the South Florida Water Management District. The refuge consists of a mosaic of habitat types including sloughs, wet prairies, sawgrass, tree islands and cypress swamps.

Captured the picture of this #alligator in the #everglades...



Captured the picture of this #alligator in the #everglades #arthurloxahatchee preserve #boyntonbeach #fl #florida #lovefl – he was looking right at me to. (at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge)
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The road less traveled in #beautifulfla #fl #florida hoping to...



The road less traveled in #beautifulfla #fl #florida hoping to see some alligator in the #everglades (at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge)
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Saturday, February 2, 2019

It WAS a beautiful day in #beautifulfla Do I pedal faster and...



It WAS a beautiful day in #beautifulfla Do I pedal faster and get home before the storm, or do I make a quick dash for #publix ?? #boyntonbeach #fl #florida (at Boynton Beach, Florida)
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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Rainbow and a palm tree in #beautifulfla #boyntonbeach #florida...



Rainbow and a palm tree in #beautifulfla #boyntonbeach #florida #fl – stormy backdrop with a strong sun in the background, in real life the contrast is sharp and quite striking. (at Boynton Beach, Florida)
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Monday, January 21, 2019

This is a baby #pineapple (Ananas comosus) which I am...



This is a baby #pineapple (Ananas comosus) which I am germinating in some water in #beautifulfla #florida #fl – in about two years I should have a nice fruit for my effort. In the interim, I’ll have to get my pineapple fix at #publix (at Florida)
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden, Delray Beach, FL



The roads of #southflorida are like a magnified version of Manhattan’s grid. After a while travelling north/south one becomes acquainted with the major east/west thoroughfares. One of the names of these roads caught my attention because its name seemed incongruent with the rest. Specifically, #Yamato Road in #bocaraton #fl. Of course anybody familiar with the history of #WWII will recall the IJN’s massive battleship, the #Yamato. While I didn’t think a road in #florida would be named for a Japanese battleship, I still wanted to investigate further into why this street had that name. Well, the short answer is that Japanese emigres in the early 1900s set up the Yamato colony (The word Yamato is an old word for Japan, the current name romanized is Nihon). One of the early colonists of the now non-existent colony was George Morikami who arrived in Florida in 1906 from Miyazu, Japan as part of 30-40 individuals from Japan to farm Boca Raton. While the Yamato colony would ultimately fail, George Morikami himself slowly began to acquire more and more land. He spent his entire life as a farmer and in particular he grew pineapples and eventually would acquire hundreds of acres of land just west of #delraybeach even after the the US government seized his land during World War II. He would ultimately donate 140 acres of the land he acquired after #WW2 to be used as a park to #palmbeachcounty . That park is now the Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden. Thanks, George, you helped make another #beautifulfla day.
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Bonsai Tree














 




Great Blue Heron




Florida Red-Bellied Cooter