Category Archives: Travels

On and On

Today is the fifth time school had been cancelled because of cold this month. In Minnesota the wind chill is minus 45 degrees . . . and it’s been this way for days. My house creaks and nails pop in … Continue reading

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Light Bulb Moments

This is the Lipstick or Annato tree (bixa orellant). In this shot the seedpod looks carnivorous, but the plant is actually used to produce a dye from the substance surrounding the bright red seeds. You can see the dye staining … Continue reading

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Into the Swamp

We took a trip to Six Mile Cypress Slough while we were in south Florida.  It’s a slice of old Florida not far off the beaten path but with the feel of an ancient primordial swamp.Snakes like this Banded Water … Continue reading

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Gone Fishin’

We went out to Matlacha on Pine Island to buy fish and shrimp fresh off the boat a few days before Christmas. Captain C.J. didn’t let us down.  We had fresh black grouper, smoked cobia (done on site) and really good shrimp for a Christmas Eve … Continue reading

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