Yellowfin at the Farmer’s Market

Yellowfin at the Farmer’s Market

This time of year it gets very hot and humid early. It’s best to have everything done by 10am. And spend the rest of the day chilling out. So, this morning, it was time for an early visit to the Ft. Pierce farmer’s market. Hadn’t been there for awhile. But by the time we got there it was already hot. So, I decided to let […]

More Than Just Parks

More Than Just Parks

Oh my gosh! If you love nature, you will more than enjoy More Than Just Parks. The HD video shorts are more than inspirational. They are phenomenal! And they bring tears to this once, far away, western yahoo. -dM

After Hurricane Matthew

After Hurricane Matthew

The hurricane shutters are off. The streets are clear of debris. Things are returning to normal after hurricane Matthew passed by. But the ocean is another story. Except for one day, the ocean remains a mess: the water is murky it has a greenish-gray color the waves are rough, confused and jumbled The beach looks like it’s in the midst of a big winter storm. […]

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew became very dangerous, very fast. It has come and gone on the Treasure Coast. And we have survived the last 72 hours essentially unscathed. The “farm”, our backyard garden was destroyed. But that’s of no consequence compared to the: 140mph winds 7′ sea surge 10″ of rain the embedded tornadoes and resulting loss of power, roof, property that we had expected. That destruction was so close, […]

Anthropocene

Anthropocene

I’ve been pondering the Anthropocene since my geology college days. Having seen the geological evidence of how other ages mass have dramatically changed, I wondered how we will fare. In Anthropocene, on the TED Radio Hour, noted thinkers do a little pondering of their own. It’s entertaining and well worth a listen if the Anthropocene has crossed your mind. -dM

Friend is Back

Friend is Back

Great news. I just saw Friend! What a welcome sight. She wandered out of the woods across the street from us. Headed past my driveway. Stopped. Starred. Took a few more steps toward the vacant lot next to us. Stopped. Starred again. Craned her neck. Paused as if in shock. And, after a few moments, headed back towards the woods. That small plot of paradise, […]

Razed Paradise and Put in a Residential Lot

Razed Paradise and Put in a Residential Lot

The Lot After a little paradise was lost, I needed time to recover from shock, before writing this. Now, looking out my office window, I’m surprised at just how harsh it is. the flat, rilled sand looks just like the mine tailings piles I helped create and then reclaim in the 70’s(karma?) like the tailings piles, there’s not a living thing there now the reflected heat and […]

A Little Paradise Lost

A Little Paradise Lost

There once was this undeveloped lot next to us. It was: a small, untouched slice of primitive Florida a haven for wildlife a repository for native plants an absorber of the tropical heat and a source of shade With it’s many textures, colors, sights and smells it was more than just a visual barrier. It was an ever changing source of beauty, wonder and joy. […]

Orchids

Orchids

A special day, 36 years later. It’s hard to believe I’ve been married that long. Couldn’t even conceive of such a thing when I made the decision to live with one woman forever. But here I am. What to do? Something special that’s for sure. And if you like orchids, nothing is be better than taking in an orchid show. Fortunately, there’s no better place […]

Florida Chills

Florida Chills

Does a temperate climate guy, transplanted to the tropics, ever dream of this? Oh yes! Watching my Wyoming brother, skiing through the woods,  brings back many good memories. Decades ago, I enjoyed winter mountaineering. Solitude and beauty combined with skiing/back-country adrenaline, made for a thrilling adventure and a sense of achievement. It was well worth digging those snow caves. Then I got married and took […]

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