The late night visit of the Christmas Dragonfly usually goes unnoticed. Probably because it does not bring gifts for anyone nor have any other particular agenda, which makes it not as popular as Santa Claus.
One of my favorite pictures from recent photo shoots with the car headlights streaking by past the picturesque faux classical architecture of the center building, actually an Italian restaurant, the palms, the intersection, and all the other lights and buildings. This was taken in Eau Gallie, once an independent Florida town along the Indian River Lagoon but now the arts district for the City of Melbourne, Florida, which annexed the town years ago. Happily, the area has retained its historic […]
The Green Gables house built by William Twining Wells in 1896, remodeled in 1901 to its current configuration, is located along the Indian River Lagoon in Melbourne, Florida. Damaged by the hurricanes of 2004, an attempt is being made to buy the house and restore it as an example of Melbourne’s early history. Let us hope the plan to save the house succeeds. All too often Florida’s history falls to the bulldozer without much thought and too few people caring. […]
The quarterly meeting of the Central Florida Palm & Cycad Society featured visits to two homes for examples of how to landscape with palms and cycads in Melbourne, Florida, on 3 October 2015. Always interesting is what little touches have been added to create additional ambiance under the palms. A weathered ram amongst the leaf litter. Palm trees and cats at one home, with seemingly home-made picturesque cloth garden flags dotting the landscape. Cuban Anole perched atop a giraffe’s nose. […]