Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Animal Kingdom Africa

First, we went to Disney's Africa.
Baoabab tree


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Animal Kingdom 1

Two of us celebrated their birthday and got in free.

The Tree of Life is man-made. Otherwise you might not believe that you are in Disney. :-)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Three of the benches that the Legacy garden club installed and keeps clean.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

A great way to preserve our property values

Sewage spill? - Guess again.

Algae? - Yes! - Not in our neighborhood, I hope? - Guess again.

Dark rim? - Yes!- Where? Not in our neighborhood, I hope.

Unfortunately yes. - It's the retention basin behind Discover Court on September 25, 2009.

Back to August 20, 2009

Slime in the retention pond behind Discover Court or

A great way to preserve our property values

Obviously, the grass was cut right to the pond's edge and thrown into the water where it enables algae growth. The black blobs in the second photo from the top are dying algae. The pond had to be treated to avoid an overgrowth of algae.

Wouldn't it be less expensive if the mowers stopped cutting the grass to the water line? I was told that the standard is a buffer of 3 - 5 feet.

Question 1: Who tells them to mow directly to the waterline?
Question 2: Who does NOT tell them to mow only in one direction, the one where the grass gets thrown uphill.

Just one pond? Who cares that the residents of Discover Court don't see many birds in their retention pond.

Oh vey! Another pond?

August 26, 2009
Most of our ponds have algae growth due to grass clippings in the water. This one is off Meandering Trails Boulevard.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Maerklin Railroad

The train tracks will run on the pot ledge below the ceiling.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


At the turn of the 19th and 20th Century, this was part of the Okahumpka-Yalaha railroad spur. The train transported oranges and probably kaolin from clay ponds in the area.

Sun's up above the wetlands through which the track ran on a dam with two short bridges.
At the other end, beautyberry awaits you.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Nature Path

This section must be forded on top of the wall.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Happy Birthday

Rising sun
Morning Glory

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Center Hill

Florida's towns are always good for a surprise. Rampant growth? Overbuilding? Not here. This peaceful place is on the downswing.
The beautiful high school building seems to be used as city hall. The nearest school is in the next town. We saw no gas station, no restaurant, no bar, not even a church. I am sure there is more than one, but we did not see them.

However, the place looks immaculate. The village green is mowed and the stately oaks give shade.

From far, the store fronts still look good. You will see some of them close-up tomorrow.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Neigbors' Yards

Night blooming cactus
Coral honeysuckle and thunbergia

Sabal palms and crinum

Mexican sage