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Why Do We Need Money From China To Restore Florida Mangroves?

A recent story in the Orlando Sentinel is headlined “Chinese billionaire to donate millions to restore Florida mangroves.” About five million dollars to be exact. Where is this you wonder? According to the article, its a 225 acre patch of dead mangroves along SR 92 (San Marco Road) about a mile west of Goodland, on […]

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 […]

Fresh picked lychee fruit.

Pine Island Fruit Market Gets Better Each Year

Today we made our annual trip to Pine Island for mangoes. Unfortunately, 2014 has turned out to be a poor mango season. There is not a lot of fruit and it is about three weeks late. Nevertheless we still had fun and came home with some yummy fruit: a few mangoes, coconuts, tamarind, and five […]