Archive for April, 2008

Identified!

Thanks to Mary Lu Hartley of Phoenix, MD for identifying our visitor as the Polka-dot Wasp Moth. It makes sense that it was resting on that particular window because they feed on oleanders and we have a very large oleander just coming into bloom near the porch. Thanks Lu.

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Secrets Revealed

There are lots of hidden gems that I pass along the way on my walk. These are two of my favorites. I stuck my camera through the hedge into this tiny but inviting yard with all the ingredients required for a pleasant place to read a book, grab a nap or contemplate the surrounding flowers.Many […]

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What’s This on My Window?

Anyone? Anyone? We can’t find our insect book to identify it. It was on our porch window during breakfast. Feel free to answer via the comment link below.

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Nice Afternoon for an Alfresco Lunch

These folks had the right idea, dining out on the patio at Cafe Karibo on this beautiful afternoon. We’ve had a streak rivaling Cal Ripken’s of perfect weather lately. Yes, we could use the rain but the tourists are all loving it…

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Riding off into the Island Sunset

These guys are riding up Beech Street toward the river, as anyone in their right mind does around sunset time here. Actually, you don’t even have to make it to the river; you can stand in the middle of the street and just look in that direction to catch all of the colors. As you […]

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Cockeyed Cookout

I think that a couple of beers are in order before attempting this feat. Maybe they ran out of levels at the hardware store below.

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A Wall and Two Palms

After living in the North most of my life, it still strikes me that even our brick walls look very island-like. Perhaps it’s the turquoise trim and the two palm trees that add the tropical charm?

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New Ticket Kiosk

Cecelia McCarthy puts the finishing touches on the exterior of the new ticket kiosk for Amelia River Cruises, while her husband, Kevin, tidies up inside. Currently tickets can only be purchased onboard just before departure of any of their three daily cruises. As soon as the kiosk opens, you’ll be able to walk up all […]

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Polly Want a View?

This happy little parakeet was enjoying the view from the front porch on this beautiful spring day. I’m not sure if the singing was from the view, the day, or just being outside but I was doing the same when we crossed paths. As usual, you can click on the photo for a larger view.

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Mutiny on the Dinghy

I have no idea what the pelicans did with the captain and crew but they’re clearly in charge of the craft now.

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