Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Beach

I rarely walk among the people out on the beach now. For years I walked for 4 hours every day collecting "treasures" and enjoying the solitude of beach combing. I also learned the names and life styles of everything I picked up. It was a quest that became an obsession. Now I've changed to riding for miles throughout the campground on a golf cart with a handicapped decal for special parking. The security guards all call me their "undercover security patrol" and they are accurate in that description. I know what there is around me and where it is and how it should be in the environment. So........Today I went to the beach to see if there were still tourists enjoying the breezes and salty invigorating surf. Yes! They still are "out there!"  The surf and sand and salty breezes will remain long after I've left the building. I have just stopped to smell the roses.

To view my very large panoramic pictures larger, click on one!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Never Ending Colors

It's hard to stop looking for more gorgeous and colorful flowers, but soon I must.  Here are the latest that I took today. They are not enhanced at all - just shimmering in their natural brightness and glory.

Many are in neglected beds but still give constant delight to my eyes.

They pop up and show themselves in spite of indifference by caretakers.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Flower Power

I keep finding more colors and wonderful varieties of flowers in the campground. 

Beautiful at all angles...

The Celosia shows interesting shadows...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Beauty is Around Us

All we have to do is SEE!
Hibiscus come in many colors but this one is exceptional!

This Canna Lily is a special pink color.

The Gladiolas is standing alone but stands out in colors!

Here is an abandoned duck egg under a pindo palm tree.

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Bread Pudding

One large Italian loaf of bread, sliced, cubed, dried.
Some of each of the items needed are pictured here.
Why does it seem I’m always washing dishes? BECAUSE I AM!
End result. Ummmmmmmmmmm…
Breakfast is served.
For a taste of goodness, click on image.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Petals and Edibles

Quite a mixture of shapes and color in this small clump of roses.

The Wood Sorrel occurs throughout most of the world, except for the polar areas. It has been consumed by humans around the world. In Dr. James Duke's "Handbook of Edible Weeds," he notes that the Kiowa Indian tribe chewed wood sorrel to alleviate thirst on long trips, that the Potawatomi Indians cooked it with sugar to make a dessert, the Algonquin Indians considered it an aphrodisiac, the Cherokee ate wood sorrel to alleviate mouth sores and a sore throat, and the Iroquois ate wood sorrel to help with cramps, fever and nausea.

I haven't tasted them yet!

My red wild berries have turned into blackberries.

They are SWEET!! and JUICY!!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Bees & Blooms

Pollination activities going strong in the wild privet bushes.

Wood Sorrel

"Forgotten" (Found in woods near wild privet)

These lilies have not been attended to in many years!

Fascinating Flowers!