Sunday, 29 December 2013
But what type of tree is it?
A Banyan tree? A palm tree?
But I see some palm fronds sticking out the top.
Almost smothering it.
And probably just before a big date.
Regardless which way, it keeps the city workers busy cutting them down.
Alright, this is too much work.
The world would be a pretty lonely place......
Monday, 23 December 2013
Friday, 20 December 2013
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
A Hammerhead shark. Right where I was walking.
Is he looking at me? They say the eyes follow you everywhere.
"Why don't you just come a little closer, there, City Boy. Chomp, chomp..."
Now in case you think I'm getting worked up over nothing, this guy was huge!
Still not impressed?
Monday, 16 December 2013
Saturday, 14 December 2013
Some guys removed the channel markers from the channel!
Okay.....they might have been preparing to dredge the channel.
But until they finish....good luck, matey!
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Saturday, 30 November 2013
These are two beautiful, very old, Banyan tress.
So now with some assistance from my friend Mr. Wikipedia; "the aerial roots grow down and around the stem of the host, their growth accelerating once the ground has been reached.
Over time, the roots coalesce to form a pseudotrunk, which may give the appearance that it is strangling the host."
"The original support tree can sometimes die, so that the banyan becomes a "columnar tree" with a hollow central core".
Especially on an old tree like this.
They look as if they should be throwing apples at Dorothy.
Ordinary, that is, until you get close. And the sun goes down........
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
It was their place of worship from 1923 (just about the beginning of Naples) until 1998.
It has been vacant since that time.
But so that history is not lost, another fitting tribute to honour all things Baptist is now in place.
Oh Sweet Jesus!
Now they've tried to disguise it with the fluffy name "The Chapel Grill".
But there's only going to be one thing grilling in there - your soul!
And to compound it.....
But not the music they are used to, I expect.
If you go, you'll find a well appointed bar, big screen TV and a large enclosed air conditioned seating area.
But enjoy that A/C while you can - because there won't be any where you are going!
So see you there!
[Ed. note: I think we know which one.]
Monday, 25 November 2013
Gawker wasn't able to get "the video"!
Either was the Toronto Star!
But my source - and Big Joe, don't worry, your name will remain confidential - somehow unearthed this!
So enjoy a sneak peak of........
(Uhh....click on "Rob Ford - The Movie", not the picture.)
Sunday, 24 November 2013
Friday, 22 November 2013
Apparently no matter where you go.
So what likely used to be.....
Will soon be.......
Of course, if you talk to an alligator or an Osprey, they might say even the old style charm is long gone as far as they're concerned.
Then one would bite your leg off and the other would poke your eyes out. Now that's Florida!
Then you would stagger into a swamp and a poisonous Water Moccasin would bite you and thousands of malaria infected mosquitoes would also bite you.
A friend one told me that when most people think of Florida, they think of the little one mile strip all along the coast. When in actual fact [Ed. note: as opposed to your normal made-up facts?] 99% of it is scrub brush and what I've just described.
Oh yeah, and recently, this like....
Florida recently had a contest to try aned catch as many of these snakes as possible. As they ere eating just about everything they come across.
1,500 "Python Hunters" signed up and the contest and it went for six months.
Result; only 68 pythons captured.
The picture above being one of the 68. It's claimed they said, "You should have seen the one that got away."
Regardless, I better get used to a lot less of.....
And a lot more of......
Which is still better than.....