Florida photos: Lake Baldwin, before the rain…

Late summer afternoons in Florida are typified by three states of being: 1. It’s raining. 2. It’s getting ready to rain. 3. It just rained. Yes, it does get a bit tiring but then one has to remember that this is what makes Florida so gloriously green. Plus, I do love rain clouds... and rainy … Continue reading Florida photos: Lake Baldwin, before the rain…

How to grow your own coconut tree

I know, I know, you’ve just been sitting around your house contemplating how to grow a coconut tree in your yard or even your house. Yes, I did say your house. Well, I’m here to say it can be done! Photo by Asad Photo Maldives on Pexels.com As one perceptive and observant reader pointed out, … Continue reading How to grow your own coconut tree

Beautiful Florida: St. John’s River, alligators and the plight of cows

St. John’s River winds slowly through the Eastern part of north and central Florida. It’s a wonderfully picturesque river well known to be teeming with alligators. So, one day a friend of mine told me she wanted to see some alligators. Considering it was early afternoon on a sunny, sweltering hot day in mid-August I … Continue reading Beautiful Florida: St. John’s River, alligators and the plight of cows

Memo at midnight: Everybody hurts

A giant leap forward for many of us who struggle to maintain good mental health may lie in simply being able to effectively express a full range of emotions, both good and bad, and be ok with it. It's not always easy to express negative or bad feelings though. For reasons that I can understand, … Continue reading Memo at midnight: Everybody hurts