Friday, October 4, 2019

Flossy’s Fountain , Mizner Park, Boca Raton, FL

Flossy’s Fountain in #miznerpark #bocaraton #fl #florida #beautifulfla Long time South Florida benefactor, Florence (Flossy) Keesely, had been involved in show business for most of her life. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she met and married husband Nick in 1932 and soon moved to New York City. Flossy moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1966 moving to Boca Raton 10 years later. She became heavily involved in the community and in numerous charities including the Habilitation Center for the Handicapped, the Boca Ballet, Harid Conservatory, Lynn University, Florida Atlantic University, and the Boca Delray Music Society. Flossys Fountain is a seven foot bronze sculpture and fountain at the entrance to the pavilion and amphitheater created by Israeli sculptor, Yaacov Heller. The sculpture is a likeness of Flossy. Flossy has sponsored countless musical and theatrical performances, including the Florida Ziegfeld Girls, the Caldwell Theater, and the Symphony of the Americas.   (at Mizner Park Amphitheater)

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Fran’s Chicken in Boca Raton, FL

Fran’s Chicken in #bocaraton #fl #beautifulfla a fixture in #florida since 1964. They like to say, “If the colonel had our recipe, he’d be a general.” (at Fran’s Chicken Heaven)

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Welcome to the Desert Inn in Yeehaw Junction, FL

The Desert Inn  in #yeehawjunction #florida was founded as a trading post in the 1880. The present building dates before 1925 and served as a supply and recreational center for cattle drovers, lumber men and tourists during the era when much of #osceolacounty was still undeveloped wilderness in #southfl. Cowmen working the free ranging cattle on the palmetto prairie lands in #fl came to the Desert Inn to eat, drink and dance at this oasis in #beautifulfla where they could enjoy some relief from their arduous labors. Local patrons of the trading post and restaurant included African Americans and Seminoles who had to grapple with separate facilities during the era of segregation. The construction of roads in the 1930s brought tourists to the area and a set of overnight cabins were erected behind the original building. While the Desert Inn was still a popular place to stop, this historical roadside motel is now closed. Stopping by today off of the #flturnpike I very much enjoyed the ‘Jackass Crossing’ mural at the crossroads of SR60 S Kenansville Rd and #us441 #nrhp #history #lovefl #floridahistory (at Desert Inn and Restaurant)

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#whiterhino at the #waltdisneyworld #animalkingdom in...

#whiterhino at the #waltdisneyworld #animalkingdom in #beautifulfla #orlando #fl #florida I think he might be giving me the evil eye. (at Disney’s Animal Kingdom)

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That is the largest #adirondackchair I have ever seen in...

That is the largest #adirondackchair I have ever seen in #beautifulfla #orlando #fl #florida (at Marriott Village Orlando)

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

A bird’s eye view of the #sawgrassexpressway in #sunrise...

A bird’s eye view of the #sawgrassexpressway in #sunrise #florida #fl #beautifulfla #skyporn (at Sunrise, Florida)

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Geckos just being geckos. They are having a nicer afternoon than...

Geckos just being geckos. They are having a nicer afternoon than I am #geckolove – #beautifulfla #gecko #geckos Of course the pertinent question is whether they can save us twice as much on car insurance #geico #boyntonbeach #fl #florida (at Boynton Beach, Florida)

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How can a #gecko wake you up? It sets off your #amazonring...

How can a #gecko wake you up? It sets off your #amazonring that’s how. Just another day in #beautifulfla #boyntonbeach #fl #florida (at Boynton Beach, Florida)

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

#beautifulfla or #buggyfla? Not sure, but the #lovebugs splatter...

#beautifulfla or #buggyfla? Not sure, but the #lovebugs splatter easily and this is the end result. That’s alot of bugs. #floridaexplored #lovefl #jacksonville #jax (at Jacksonville, Florida)

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

While the palm tree is technically a tree, palms are actually...

While the palm tree is technically a tree, palms are actually more closely related to grass, corn and rice than they are to other trees. Here we see a cross section of a recently cut down queen palm tree. Most trees lay down rings as they grow every year. But not palms. Some of its cells are malleable, and others can easily flex and then return to their original position. This is the secret to their success in tropical climates where hurricane force winds can snap hardwood trees

#beautifulfla #florida #fl #floridaexplored #palmtrees #palms #palmtree #queenpalm #boyntonbeach #palmbeachcounty (at Boynton Beach, Florida)

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

It’s not a worm! Rhineura floridana, known as the North...

It’s not a worm! Rhineura floridana, known as the North American worm lizard, Florida worm lizard, or thunderworm, is the only member of the monotypic genus Rhineura. #wormlizard #beautifulfla #floridaexplored #lovefl #florida #palmbeachcounty #boyntonbeach (at Boynton Beach, Florida)

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Visited @jupiterdonutsboynton for the first time in...

Visited @jupiterdonutsboynton for the first time in #bocaraton happy #beautifulfla Friday … apparently the Boca Raton location is currently the southernmost location. Brought them to the office and it made me a hero! (at Boca Raton, Florida)

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Love Bugs. It’s definitely a #beautifulfla day for them....

Love Bugs. It’s definitely a #beautifulfla day for them. Apparently after mating they remain stuck together for a couple of days. #florida motorists are well acquainted with them because, unfortunately they often get caught, in pari delicto, on the windshield of many cars driving on the interstate. Perhaps they should wait until they get to the other side of #interstate4 ? #floridaexplored #lovefl #lovebugs #insects I think these two have a nice future together! (at Boynton Beach, Florida)

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Roseate spoonbill - (Platalea ajaja)

All spoonbills have large, flat, spatulate bills and feed by wading through shallow water. This one is enjoying another #beautifulfla day along a tributary to the #stanleyweavercanal in #boyntonbeach #florida #birds #spoonbills #fl #floridaexplored #lovefl as with flamingos the #spoonbills acquire pink coloration for the same reason. (at Boynton Beach, Florida)

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Public Art in Sanborn Square, Boca Raton, FL

Public art in Sanborn Square in #beautifulfla #bocaraton #florida #fl #floridaexplored #lovefl #publicart Sanborn Square is renowned as a site that displays many pieces of public art temporarily though this #sculpture adorns the park permanently. (at Sanborn Square, Boca Raton FL.. Yoga with Leslie Glickman)

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Bust of Maestro Mark S. Azzolina (Lt Col US Air Force, retired)
In the early 1950s, the site directly across from Boca Raton's Old Town Hall, formerly a bus station, sat empty. In 1953, owner of the land, Eleanor Sanborn, generously allowed the town's annual holiday celebrations to take place there. By 1955, she donated the land to the city in memory of her late husband, Boca Raton part time resident Dr. William E. Sanborn, a wealthy Detroit dentist. The small park became the city's town square, hosting numerous gatherings. As the Boca Raton Community Redevelopment Agency was established and began making improvements to the downtown district, local residents voted in 1983 to expand Sanborn Square, removing the portion of Boca Raton Road that bisected the park. Benefactors Charles and Dorothy Schmidt made this improvement possible through a generous donation of additional land just north of Boca Raton Road. In 1985, the community celebrated the dedication of the new Sanborn Square. Today, Sanborn Square remains the heart of Downtwon Boca. It is a green and shady oasis amidst all the activity of a vibrant and lively downtown district and is host to many events year round.