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


This turtle holding his head high to bask in the sun after a...



This turtle holding his head high to bask in the sun after a cool, crisp night in #beautifulfla #delraybeach #fl #florida at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens (at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens)
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Sunday, January 13, 2019

#epcot geodesic sphere at night, a #beautifulfla Friday evening...



#epcot geodesic sphere at night, a #beautifulfla Friday evening at #waltdisneyworld in #fl #florida (at Epcot - Walt Disney World)
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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Magic Kingdom’s castle at night decorated with...



Magic Kingdom’s castle at night decorated with ‘ice’ lighting in #beautifulfla #fl #waltdisneyworld #disney #magickingdom #florida #lovefl (at Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom)
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Dumbo, beautifully crafted ride through and through. Just...



Dumbo, beautifully crafted ride through and through. Just another #beautifulfla day at #waltdisneyworld #florida #fl #lovefl (at Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom)
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Friday, January 11, 2019

Spaceship Earth Mural at Epcot’s Spaceship Earth...



Spaceship Earth Mural at Epcot’s Spaceship Earth attraction inside the geodesic sphere by Claudio Mazzoli. Essentially, tells the story of not only the attraction but the entire message of Epcot. It’s been there since #epcot opened in 1982. #waltdisneyworld #beautifulfla #florida #fl #lovefl (at Epcot - Walt Disney World)
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Saito’s Japanese Steakhouse, steak, shrimp, rice and...



Saito’s Japanese Steakhouse, steak, shrimp, rice and everything nice with a Sapporo in #beautifulfla #lovefl #boyntonbeach #florida #fl (at Saito Japanese Steakhouse)
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Monday, January 7, 2019

@funkybuddhabrew working hard #florida style on another...



@funkybuddhabrew working hard #florida style on another #beautifulfla day in #fl courtesy of Floridian Hefeweizen by the Funky Buddha Brewing company in #oaklandparkfl (at Boynton Beach, Florida)
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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Palm Beach County Airport/Lantana Airport, Lake Worth, FL



Palm Beach County Airport, aka Lantana Airport or Owen H. Cassaway, Jr. Airfield was one of three experimental bases established on the east coast to assist with anti-submarine missions in #WW2 Civilian aviators flew missions up to 60 miles out between Palm Beach and Cape Canaveral looking for German U-boats. In May 1942 Lantana Civilian Air Patrol Units happened upon a stranded German sub stuck on a sandbar but before a military plane could arrive to destroy the sub, the sub had freed itself. This led to the arming of the CAP planes. They flew countless sorties and made 14 different attacks. They would save the lives of numerous seamen by driving off u-boats and directing rescue boats to burning and sinking ships. To this day the #civilianairpatrol continues to operate from #lantana #airport in #beautifulfla #florida #fl #lovefl #lakeworth (at Palm Beach County Park Airport)
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Lake Osborne, Lake Worth, FL



A great blue heron scans for prey at the water’s edge on Lake Osborne in #lakeworth #fl #florida on another gorgeous winter day in #beautifulfla #lovefl (at Lake Osborne)
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