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!
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