Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Doing laundry this bug fell from the ceiling and landed on his...



Doing laundry this bug fell from the ceiling and landed on his back. I was surprised because he was actually incapable of righting himself. #floridaman calls them #palmettobugs thinking that makes #cockroaches cuter. But that just isn’t true. They’re so large you actually don’t want to step on them with shoes on. A not quite so #beautifulfla insect that I’d prefer to know less about in #boyntonbeachfl #florida #fl (at Boynton Beach, Florida)
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Monday, September 13, 2021

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

This is a Knight Anole, a green lizard I don’t see too...



This is a Knight Anole, a green lizard I don’t see too often because they are typically camoflagued in the trees. I have a screen missing in my back yard so this one likely wandered in and is now stuck enjoying this #beautifulfla day in #boyntonbeachfl #florida #fl #knightanole #floridawildlife until he finds his way out. (at Boynton Beach, Florida)
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Saturday, August 28, 2021

An American flag adorns Las Olas Boulevard on a #beautifulfla...



An American flag adorns Las Olas Boulevard on a #beautifulfla evening in #fortlauderdale #fl #florida – the Bank of America Building in the background is currently the fifth tallest building in #ftl as of August 2021 (at Las Olas)
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Friday, August 27, 2021

Fancy Papers. Enjoying another #beautifulfla evening in...



Fancy Papers. Enjoying another #beautifulfla evening in #boyntonbeachfl #fl #florida (at Boynton Beach, Florida)
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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Baby #gecko looking for a way out of my house on a hot...



Baby #gecko looking for a way out of my house on a hot #beautifulfla day in #boyntonbeachfl (at Boynton Beach, Florida)
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Saturday, June 12, 2021

The mother limpkin is showing her limpkin chick the ropes on the...



The mother limpkin is showing her limpkin chick the ropes on the edge of the #everglades on a #beautifulfla morning in the #loxahatchee preserve in #boyntonbeach #fl #florida In this video the mother is teaching the chick how to find apple snails. She finds one and the mother offers the fins to the chick. #floridaexplored #floridabirds #limpkin #palmbeachcounty

The limpkin (Aramus guarauna), also called carrao, courlan, and crying bird, is a large wading bird related to rails and cranes, and the only extant species in the genus Aramus and the family Aramidae. It is found mostly in wetlands in warm parts of the Americas, from Florida to northern Argentina. It feeds on molluscs, with the diet dominated by apple snails of the genus Pomacea. Its name derives from its seeming limp when it walks (at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge)
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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Sam the Snail, a Cuban brown snail, Zachrysia provisoria, slowly...



Sam the Snail, a Cuban brown snail, Zachrysia provisoria, slowly slithering sideways across my soaked driveway on a #beautifulfla and alliterative evening in #boyntonbeach #boyntonbeachfl #fl #florida #floridawildlife #snail #cubanbrownsnail (at Boynton Beach, Florida)
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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Porterhouse at the Okeechobee Steakhouse on Okeechobee Boulevard...



Porterhouse at the Okeechobee Steakhouse on Okeechobee Boulevard on a #beautifulfla May day in #westpalmbeach #fl #florida (at Okeechobee Steakhouse)
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Sunday, May 2, 2021

This iconic photo from #ww2 was taken in #timessquare #ny #nyc...



This iconic photo from #ww2 was taken in #timessquare #ny #nyc on August 14th, 1945. This celebrated moment in #ushistory #history prompted scultor Seward Johnson to commission this absolutely enormous sculpture called Unconditional Surrender. A proud #worldwar2 veteran purchased the sculpture and donated it to the City of Sarasota where it remains today on another #beautifulfla day in #sarasotafl #sarasota #florida where many couples emulate the pose!


(at Marina Jack’s “Unconditional Surrender” Statue)
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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, FL



Zooming in on a wood stork chick. Just enjoying another nature walk on a #beautifulfla day in #boyntonbeach #fl #florida #floridabirds #floridabirdsofinstagram #palmbeachcounty #wakodahatcheewetlands (at Wakodahatchee Wetlands)
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Sunday, March 7, 2021

Baby pineapples growing in the #sunshinestate on a #beautifulfla...



Baby pineapples growing in the #sunshinestate on a #beautifulfla March day in #boyntonbeach #fl #florida – for those who thought they grew on a pineapple tree, which I used to simply presume, nope, they’re a bush. (at Boynton Beach, Florida)
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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

True #FloridaMan doesn’t shop for #bananas at #publix...



True #FloridaMan doesn’t shop for #bananas at #publix …. free fruit in the backyard for those willing to grab their hatchet, fight off the iguanas and take what is rightfully theirs on a #beautifulfla day in #boyntonbeach #southflorida #palmbeachcounty (at Boynton Beach, Florida)
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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Monument of States, Kissimmee, FL



The Monument of States was conceived as a symbol of American unity after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and is located in #kissimmee #florida #fl. It was built by volunteers, with donations of stone that came from around the world, including a rock from Hyde Park from #fdr At the time of Pearl Harbor Charles Bressler-Pettis was a retired doctor living in #beautifulfla He conceived of the idea to bolster morale and to be a tourist draw in the area. The monument would ultimately be built with over 1500 donations from all around the world. Interstingly some of those donations included stones from places like France, Italy and Switzerland which at the time would have been potentially aligned with the Axis, occupied by the Axis or, in Switzerland’s case, surrounded by the Axis. I have asked the local historical society in Osceola County if they have any insight on the origins of those stones during that particular time frame. (at Monument of States)
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Walt Disney Studios had to get involved after the fact with a stone donation made much later and placed on the path beside the monument. Does tend to indicate when Disney at least began looking at Central Florida as a location for Disney World.

FDR himself donated this stone from Hyde Park, NY

One stone was dedicated from the United Spanish War Veterans. Note how it was yet to be referred to as the Spanish-American War and also note the spelling of PORTORICO without any spaces.






I focused on the contributions from NJ given that I am originally from NJ.


France, Switzerland and Italy all had stones. Interesting given the time frame. From Pearl Harbor until 1943 France would have been under German occupation and the southern part of France would have been Vichy and then German-occupied Vichy. Switzerland would have been surrounded by the Axis. Italy also had a stone and of course there was at least some window of opportunity where a stone could have been contributed from Allied-occupied areas of Italy from 1943 on.




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Lake Tohopekaliga, Kissimmee, FL



Lake Tohopekaliga or simply Lake Taho #laketoho in #osceolacounty on a #beautifulfla day in #centralflorida in #kissimmee #fl (at Lake Tohopekaliga)
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