Ebony and Ivory, live together in perfect harmony, side by side on my piano keyboard, oh LORD, so do we!!
There are many different types of skin in the world. Mine is the type that is full of freckles, goes red in the sun and takes about a year to change colour after that. Frans, on the other hand, has skin that just has to see a glimpse of a lightbulb, and he goes brown instantly.
He has delighted in showing off the difference in our skin colours over the years and even though I’ve had just over a month to tan already (and he’s now having to wear a t-shirt in order to stop tanning) – this is the result.
As you can see, we were on the beach when this was taken. One of the biggest blessings about being here is that the sea is just outside our window.
We ate supper last night and then went for a wander, to see what we could see. Here’s a selection for you:
We saw these on the beach one day and asked about them. 3 out of 5 of South Florida’s turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. Because of pollution, destruction of their natural habitat, demand for turtle meat and the upsurge in artificial lighting, all of these turtles are on the endangered list. So, whenever the tracks of the Mama turtle are seen emerging from the sea and into the plants, someone from a wildlife preserve comes and marks the area, so that people can be aware of the nest and not disturb it.
Everyone along the coast is given information and asked to help the turtles survive.
For instance, one of the major factors in their decline is that when the little turtles emerge, they crawl toward the brightest light source they can see. This would normally be the moon reflecting on the water, but on a developed beach the lights attract them and they crawl in the wrong direction and die. So, we’re all asked to keep out outside lighting really low during hatching season.
And…a sea louse (we think)
Last of the outdoor photos is this sequence of photos of the beautiful sky we look at every day.
What a beautiful, beautiful world we live in!
3rd ‘Florida Essential’
It is seriously hot here and it’s going to get even hotter as Summer progresses. So, we alternate between using the fan and the aircon -absolutely essential!
You can take the girl out of Britain but you can’t stop her drinking tea!
My favourite… beverage of the day
Question of the day
What is your idea of the perfect place to live? Do you like the mountains? Would you prefer the sea? Or is the view from a penthouse in a major city more your thing? Let me know – it would be so cool to hear what everyone thinks.
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Sleep well and see you tomorrow