Sunday, November 23, 2014

A Blustery Day

It's a Wind's Day, as Piglet calls it in Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
 but that doesn't keep tourists away from our beaches.
 After all, they've traveled far and away to escape the snowy conditions of the north
 and they're bound to make the most of it, blustery weather or not.


While palm branches above the tiki rooftops stir up restless sounds,
 the wait staff at Sharky's serves their guests sea salads, sun-coast sandwiches,
 and frozen specialties.


At Sharky's bar, customers gather around a fascinating diver who entertains them
with an awe-inspiring collection of fossilized sharks' teeth that he
plumbed from watery depths nearby.

A fine way to spend a Wind's Day.


 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Dragon Fruit

Brother Virg refers to Florida as the land of sunshine and honey~~where the sun shines over the sea and everyone calls you "honey." Southern sweetness to go with peaches and cream, kiwi and mangoes, plantains and dragon fruit.

 
Unfamiliar to me, dragon fruit turned up at the grocery store this week and curiosity put it in my shopping cart. I asked the cashier what it was like and she called the manager over to give me an answer. "It tastes like a cross between kiwi and cucumber," he said.

Slicing it in half as I would an avocado,
 I scooped the flesh from the pink cup with a spoon.
Delicious. Subtle. Refreshing.
Another one of Eden's sweet enchantments.