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Tropical Storms and Lessons From the Past

Invest 99L is, as I write this, a mass of heavy weather with no discernible circulation positioned around Puerto Rico and Hispanola. Forecasters are frustrated by uncertainty over its future. One computer model forecasts no development, another forecasts a major hurricane affecting the west coast of Florida. What to do? Let’s remember Hurricane Wilma back […]

Black man sucker punches elderly woman in Daytona Beach Shores, FL.

Danger to the Elderly in Daytona Beach Shores

What’s going on in Daytona Beach Shores? I know that Daytona Beach has a seedier element that lurks just off the strip, but I always thought of Daytona Beach Shores as being a bit stuffy, and safer. It’s located south of Daytona Beach and has lots of retirees who just want to spend their golden […]

Navarre Beach, Florida panhandle. Gulf of Mexico.

Florida Beaches on Independence Day: A Web Cam Tour

Independence Day 2015 looks to be a great beach weekend. No hurricanes or red tide, no oil spills, no heavy surf. Should be a fun, safe weekend for most people. Let’s have a quick look at the beaches around Florida this morning, July 4, 2015 via web cams. Click on the first image and it […]

Our next harvest, mid November.

Growing Sweet Potatoes in Florida in a Raised Bed

Florida summers present a challenge to food gardeners: what will grow in the heat, humidity and swarms of insects? Sweet potatoes love the heat as long as they get enough water. One hundred degrees is just fine for these aggressive vines. But don’t expect to be eating sweet potatoes after 60 days. You need at […]


Pass-a-Grille Sunset in March

The sun slipped behind a thick cloud bank so we thought the sunset was ruined. But a little while later it came back into view and we enjoyed an awesome sunset.

florida keys seabean festival poster

First Annual Sea-Bean and Seashell Festival, Marathon, Florida Keys

A group of beach lovers are hosting the first Sea-Bean and Seashell Festival in Marathon, FL Keys, Marathon. Dates are Saturday & Sunday, March 14 & 15 If you know any folks that would like to attend or who would be interest in Exhibiting and Selling their art, please share this information. 305-587-3570 or […]