Saturday, June 28, 2008
display at the Garden Club, and lots of trees for sale outside. I had
no idea that there were so many varieties of mangos. We had hoped to
bring over some of our Celeste Figs to enter into the competition but
we missed the 9:30 deadline for entries. Wouldn't you know, there were
no figs on display either.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
FRUITS OF THE SEASON
There are just not enough people down here right now to enjoy all of the bananas on the trees, but there are many more still developing a ripening for the future. We reluctantly harvested our pineapple that we have been caring for on our porch for the last several months. We had hoped to wait until company came so we could share it with them, but when the color turned to golden, and you could smell that sweet pineapple aroma everytime you opened the door wall, we figured it had to be harvested. Now we will look for a special recipe for this baby. It took about 17 months for this one to appear and grow to maturity. We'll put the plant downstairs, keep it watered, and hope for more fruit to come. The mango wasn't exactly a home grown fruit. The mango tree down on 15th Circle is just about empty of those beautiful dark purple fruits that we so admired for the past few months. Shaw's Landscaping took all the ones that were within reach, now there are only a few left way up top. How do we know, maybe they are the landscapers and have a deal going, "We work for mangos". But now, the winds have been blowing out of the east, and last night on my bike ride, I picked up this beauty off the ground under the tree. It's huge, and ripe! This morning, there was another on the ground, not quite ready to eat, but close. Up in Michigan, I think we call this tree fall. Whatever, it's free fruit to us because it is on the outside of the fence. Anyone for a Mango Daiquiri?
Saturday, June 21, 2008
grandson (at least we think it was Jack's grandson) went out
snorkeling. All of a sudden he came out of the water very quickly, and
told us a five foot barricuda swam under him. He did appear to be a
little shook up, who wouldn't? The next thing we knew, a man fishing
off of Sunset Beach pier was struggling with a pretty big fish, and
sure enough, it was the barricuda. He and his daughter fought it and
followed it all the way down the breakwater to our beach where they
landed it and posed for this photo. In my opinion, it would be
foolish to try to land a barricuda, but the sportsman in the family
tells me that's what it's all about, landing a big fish. I will say
that they both seemed to really know what they were doing, and caught
it without using a steel leader. Now that's something!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Sables. Dan and his son, Kevin, took us right out to several spots
and we caught lots of dolphin and a huge barricuda. Yes, it was hot,
but lots of nice shade on the boat when we weren't catching fish.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
Sealcoating the East End of the Parking Lot at 10:30 AM
The black shine makes for an interesting effect on the palm tree shadows. We are parked over at Charlie Brown's for a few days. Say, we wonder if he needs live-in caretakers for the summer. It sure is nice over there.