Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Killdeer



We had a wonderful speaker at our last garden club meeting, and I got inspired to identify the birds I see around the neighborhood. Here's a Killdeer - easily recognized by the two dark bands on the breast. It is the most widespread and familiar of the American plovers.

It has long legs, and runs along the shorefront in search of dinner which is made up of insects.
Killdeer parents will pretend they have a broken wing or are injured in order to lure predators away from their nest.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A good time to visit Florida


Last weekend my cousin, Jay, his wife Lynn, and two daughters, Jennifer & Erika were here. We all met for dinner at Singing Bamboo, along with Dad's two sisters, Aunt Berdie & Aunt Ruth. We discovered there's a Chinese menu in addition to the American menu. I'm happy to report, everyone looks great. Can't wait for more February visitors.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Dog Park - Okeeheelee Park W. Palm Beach

7715 Forest Hill Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL

Emily gained weight over the holidays like the rest of us. So, she's been working hard to get back in shape and lose those extra pounds. We've been going to the Dog Park to play ball every other day.

We are so lucky to have this beautiful park right down the street. There's a large fenced in area for the dogs to play off-leash. There are separate areas for the big dogs and the little dogs. I wish Em could swim in this lake, but unfortunately it's not safe because there are 'gators.

Taking a rest after a good game of double ball.
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Monday, February 2, 2009

High Tea



My friends Christine and Joan (back row right) held a High Tea in honor of my return to Florida and the warmer weather. Christine baked delicious scones, and Joan made fruit tarts. We also enjoyed cucumber sandwiches, and strawberries with whipped cream.



How much fun it was to get together with friends who are all from the garden club also.


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