We live right on the Caloosahatchee River where it drains into the Gulf of Mexico. There are canals in our neighborhood where people keep their large sea-faring boats. The canals aren't especially deep and the neighborhood children love to swim in them. As we are of the "free-range" parenting persuasion, there is not much that … Continue reading “Amazonian river monster” found in the Caloosahatchee
A friend I made during our recent trip to Big Cypress National Preserve. Big Cypress National Preserve is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places in the United States. It is also home to many threatened and endangered species - including the Florida Panther and West Indian Manatee - whose existence depends on park management … Continue reading A small Texas oil company wants to drill in Big Cypress National Preserve
I enjoy going down to the water when storms are moving through to see the whitecaps. I was a little surprised to see several fishing boats riding out the rough seas. I won't let our daughter go far into the water when the waves are like this, but we did play in the foam after … Continue reading An angry ocean
I found this video rather terrifying. Guy is out in the swamps in his kayak and an alligator comes out of nowhere and physically rams his kayak, tossing him into the water. He was fortunately able to grab onto a tree and right himself. The chap explains that it is alligator mating season (is it?) … Continue reading North Carolina man has kayak rammed by alligator
To the north: To the south: I love the emerald waters off of Florida in the summer.
I would say the Bible exists in that space that is half into the dream and half into articulated knowledge. Going into it, to find out what the stories are about, can aid our self-understanding. The other issue is that, if Nietzsche was correct, and if Jung was correct, and Dostoevsky, as well…Without the cornerstone provided … Continue reading Jordan Peterson’s Biblical Series podcasts are incredible
Sometimes I think I live in a gap between two worlds, one world that I have to wake up to, be adherent of the rules and live in a place that is dictated by others. A place I sometimes feel the fear of aging and dying before I have figured out what it is I … Continue reading Applying polyculture concepts to ornamental gardens
Image from Flagler County Fire Flight, via Flagler Live As I have mentioned before, our family enjoys exploring the local wetlands in a large tandem kayak. Floridians are blessed with literally thousands of places to put in a kayak, including exotic natural springs, rivers, marshes and swamps, and the ocean. Marshes and swamps are beautiful … Continue reading Kayak safety is no joke!
Both of the bald eaglets in our neighborhood nest have fledged. (Yay!) But that's not the end of nesting season in these parts. We went for a lunchtime swim at a local beach. I love seeing all of the sea turtle nests up and down the base of the dunes. My favorite are the nests … Continue reading Sea turtle nesting season
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!