Of the two bald eaglets in our neighborhood nest, Jules and Romy, both have now fledged the nest. Jules just up flew the nest for good a while back, though the fine folks at the American Eagle Federation think Mom and Dad are taking care of her off-site, bringing her food and teaching her to … Continue reading Two fledglings!
We've had something of a crazy and exciting day today. Our family woke up early this morning and drove up the A1A to St. Augustine to go sailing on a 40-foot Lagoon catamaran. (Lagoon is a French yacht manufacturer, headquartered in Bordeaux, which was acquired by Beneteau.) The catamaran's owner spent 13 years living on … Continue reading Sailing out of St. Augustine for a few hours, some outstanding Cuban food
I mentioned in an earlier post that I was going to compile a list of my favorite books about gardening and botany. This is quite a diverse list. Some of these books are on the history of gardening. Some are scientific. Some are practical guides on keeping a garden. Some are philosophical ruminations on gardening … Continue reading Delightfully nerdy books on gardening and botany
I continue to be very busy in the garden these days, with a lot of major changes underway. What can I say? It's how I cope. My first plumeria I bought my first plumeria over the weekend. I say "first" as I hope to acquire several over time, as soon as I can figure out … Continue reading A garden update
This guy may become Arthur in the next few days (this is the 5-day map, which shows a path). I'm less than thrilled, as we are supposed to go out on the ocean this weekend. Apparently, we are in for a lot of storms this year, thanks to La Niña. Egad.
I tried relaxing on Mother's Day, but then I got bored and decided to cook a wild dinner. Literally wild. We found a new fishmonger where we can buy fresh, local seafood. But this one has more of a Cajun twist. At their shop, I found alligator sausage, which we obviously had to try. Not … Continue reading Alligator jambalaya and blueberry cobbler
Jules took off from the nest, just like that. You can see a video of it happening below. Flew away and has not been back to the nest since. Hoping this precious eaglet is safe wherever she landed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7HKjJrABZE