Wednesday, April 30, 2008
the ELL students? Look at them. They are all so darn cute! The
kindergarteners had their own private lesson with the juggling teacher
this morning. I couldn't pull them away to test them, so I waited and
took a few photos. Check out the one on the right, such
determination, and one green shoe and one pink shoe! So very cute!
They tackled their one-on-one speaking portion of the CELLA test with
almost as much enthusiasm. It's a great group of kids at this school,
and there is always something fun going on at the end of the school
was busy all day, kindergarten through 6th grade. Does he make much
money? Is he having a good time? You could tell he really loves his
job and had no problem keeping everyone actively engaged. Yes, he may
have lost a few more hairs on the top of his head, but I'm sure he
would tell you it's worth it to see so many happy, determined kids
pick up a new skill.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
this afternoon. Huge! Beautiful! Worth the 5 minute sunburn I probably
got with no sunscreen on my face. I have seen these before while out
on a boat, but this is the first time I could photograph it. I could
almost capture the whole thing, trust me, I tried, lying down on the
sand to get as far away as I could. It seems that they always appear
around noon, this shot was taken at about 1:15, not a cloud in the
sky. I'm sure someone knows more than I about what creates these
Saturday, April 26, 2008
time of year, it is filled with orphans dropped off by their owners as
they head up to wherever they spend the summer. Don't feel too sorry,
they seem to enjoy being neglected for the season, thriving in the
shade, and welcoming an occasional drink of water. Being that they
are so close to us, we can enjoy them from our kitchen window, and
walk across the parking lot to get a closer look whenever we want.
And, not to toot my own horn, but there peeking through the lattice
roof are the beautiful flowers of the sky vine, thunberria gloriosa,
that I planted next to the orchid house last summer. They are fast
growers, winding their way up the side and over the top in no time.
They seem to enjoy the opportunity to get out of the sun and compete
with the color offered by the orchids.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
burrowing owls this year than ever before. They are the odd ducks of
the owl family. They can't see well at night so they hunt during the
day. I don't know why they pick the Keys for a burrowing spot, the
ground is total rock, but I guess there are some soft areas on the
golf course. Haven't seen any babies yet, but I'm sure they are on
Friday, April 18, 2008
It used to be on Duval, but we finally found it on Catherine Street
today, and stopped in for a late lunch. We had Conch chowder and
split a Cuban mix, that's a pressed Cuban sandwich. Delicioso! The
sangria was also mighty tasty. And don't ya just love a restaurant
with those spinning grease fans on top and Christmas icicle light all
year round? I know the red brick doesn't really look too tropical,
but the food was great.
It is cool here still, probably a high of 82 today. It will be
perfect weather for the 7 Mile Bridge run tomorrow, which is why we
went to Key West today...the bridge is closed for the run from 6 AM to
9 AM tomorrow.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
are so special that they make statues of them. There are only 15 to 30
of them left on the island. If only we could be so lucky here at Key
Colony with our iguana population. Maybe a nice papier mache statue
would look nice on our beach.
bar. He really worked the tourists trying to get everyone to come in
for the $1 beer, even though it did end up to be $2 beer. If you
passed him up for someone else's restaurant he yelled, "Don't be a
Cheapo Felipo!" Quite the hustler.
Thursday, April 03, 2008
used to be. Frosty's named after the Frosts who bought it. The food
was good. The prices were reasonable, for down here. A hotdog, $5.95,
a hamburger, $7.95, a grouper sandwich, $9.95. Beer $3, Wine (cheap
wine) $5. And, they have ice cream stuff, like rootbeer floats! Now
the real bargain is still Sparkys for happy hour, 25 cent wings and
shrimp, and $1 drafts. We'll be back there next Friday night. By the
way, those are sun shades in the back area, and you really need them
when the sun starts going down. This would be a great place to see the
sunset, and it has been packed every night since it has opened.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
little hole that says "Owl's Nest" but then a dog came by and he
walked away to create a diversion. Owl's probably thinking, "Why do I
need a sign? I know where my nest is!"