Wordless Wednesday: My Pineapple


 

Pineapple

This is my pineapple.

Pineapple

I’ve waited months for it to arrive. Back in August, I rooted the plant from the cut top of a fresh pineapple. Since then, the sword like leaves have grown and now the flower stalk is emerging from the center.

Pineapple

Actually, pineapples are members of the bromeliad family, and the fruit is actually the flower. I knew this going into the the growing project — I just wasn’t prepared for the colors.

Pineapple

Since I had the chance, I thought I would also play with the color saturation filter on my camera — one pineapple, two filters, and just as sweet.

Wordless Wednesday: Waiting For Matthew


Hurricane Matthew

A few words for this Wordless Wednesday. . .

I’m tired of Matthew and he hasn’t even arrived yet. For a week, the local news in South Florida has kept updated on the storm’s track — and it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride.

Hurricane Matthew is my first hurricane in my new home and garden.

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Wordless Wednesday: Under The Rainbow


Rainbow Eucalyptus

When it was first founded decades ago, Eucalyptus Gardens, a property in Wilton Manors, FL, was a full-scale nursery. The business eventually folded, and the land fell into disuse.

In recent years, though, some enterprising entrepreneurs have attempted to repurpose the space as a neighborly gathering place for dining and coffee and shopping.

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