Friday, November 4, 2011

Tropical Big Pine

Big Pine Key is big and hides little neighborhoods all over it's hinterlands.

Most of these houses are still buttoned up for summer.

Always there is something for sale and these days prices are plummeting for homes far from Key West's jobs and also on "dry" lots- that is homes without canal access.

These older homes set on the ground, albeit on slight mounds, are more subject to flooding.

That was an issue brought home by the extensive floods created by Hurricane Wilma in 2005.

Cheyenne enjoyed her sniff, as always.

Heavy duty shutters above, and old fashioned shutters below. Much lovelier.

Fishing for all:

This is a neighborhood that will come alive as snow drifts Up North.

I also like the views across the wide open spaces of impenetrable mangroves.

A little human intervention creates a paradise of plants.

Which must have a name.

Very severe I'm sure, if ungrammatical.

A little more inviting is the hammock, and strangely enough despite the absence of prohibitions posted, there was no one trespassing on it.

Cheyenne took up her station in the shade and enjoyed the sounds of Summer in Fall.

Wind ruffled leaves, cicadas crackling, and me riffling the pages of my magazine.

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Jack Riepe said...

Dear Conchscooter:

Very illuminating... Could you please do a pictorial on the more desirable locations for the homeless in Kew Wesy.

Fondest Regards,
Twisted Roads

David B. said...

Today's big white flower is a Hibiscus, but it should be noted that this one is flush with the joy of the fifteen inches of rain we received and has the bright red spots on its anther and plenty of pollen to prove it. Nice catch.

Conchscooter said...

One reason I can't close comments is because of (not riepe) the flower pictures!
dear jack we dont need any more homeless but Mallory Square would be better than Big Pine because a) its further from my home and b) big pine is a private sort of place.