Sunday, September 27, 2009

Destination Location

We pretended we were on vacation yesterday and took a drive to our favorite restaurant in Ozello. You have to really want to go there to go there. The drive is about an hour and a half with the last ten miles down a very winding, very "Old Florida" road. It is a beautiful drive with tawny-colored marshes on either side of the road and little patches of water that make you want to slide a kayak in and paddle for a while.
Once you arrive, you can go behind the restaurant and see the live crabs that are kept in a bin until the customers want crabs. I always want crabs and yesterday was no exception. The garlic crabs were phenomenal; the Sam Adams was superb; and the view was one in a million.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Waiting For the Change of Seasons

I read someone's blog today and it seems the seasons are changing in New York. How I wish they were changing in Florida. Just in case autumn is right around the corner, I spent the day killing weeds and getting the garden ready for it's next performance. I used to pull weeds by hand but lately, I've decided that using weed killer is much more efficient and saves my energy for things that are more important. Although I thought the hummingbirds had begun their southern migration, I was wrong. They are still in the garden and I saw two of them this morning. I also was happy to see three or four nuthatches that were eating bugs all over the garden. I never have nuthatches in my yard so this was quite a thrill for me. It doesn't take much. Just a new bird or a new flower or maybe a little change in the morning light to let me know cooler weather is on it's way. The bean plants are about six inches tall and the lettuce are thriving. In about two more weeks, I'll plant Swiss Chard. In the meantime, I will dream of a drop in temperature and an excuse to wear my black suede jacket.