Monday, January 29, 2007

Field Trip!

Last week we went to Homestead to KB Orchids, the orchid farm! We picked up a dendrobium, two phalaenopsis, and a bromiliad that looks like a big orange and yellow flag just waiting for an iguana to take a bite! We keep them indoors. They don't like the direct sun, don't like the varying temperatures outdoors, and don't like air-conditioning...picky, picky, picky. But they sure are beautiful. It's a long ride, but worth it to see all the choices, and then struggle to pick out only a few. Hopefully these will last us for the season. If you've got the time, it's a great trip. Steve or Bill can give you directions on how to get there.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Now THIS one is getting just too bold!
We watch the iguanas walk around on the beach as if they own the place, and we know they enjoy spending their early afternoon in the sun and then marching past us to get to their favorite palm for a late afternoon nap, and that's OK with us. We can tolerate them on the beach, but our porch? Our porch on the second floor? Right next to our sliding glass door and our living room? Now that is an invasion. We draw the line at the bottom of the stairs, and when they cross it, we feel that we have a right to claim our territory and call it trespassing. This is a warning to all iguanas big and small, "If you come up on our porch again, it will be an ice water cocktail for you! We will have no mercy, even if it forces you to bail out from the porch to the ground, we will not be responsible for broken legs or necks, you have been forwarned."

Friday, January 12, 2007

Yes, this is Key Colony Beach, and not Athens. It seems that there are almost no vacant lots left on the island, so...time to start taking down old homes and building new, bigger ones. This house was on 1st street. Someone has plans for a big- foot palace with a view of Bonefish Towers across they way. We live on an island, but we can't seem to escape "progress".

Wednesday, January 03, 2007