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A couple of bugs

I’m involved in a project to document the Hibiscus flowers at the Punta Gorda History Park.  They are important to the Historical Society which runs the park because Harry Goulding, one of the world’s most reknown hibiscus hybridizers worked in Punta Gorda.  … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2011. If it were a … Continue reading

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A few shots from Myrtle Beach SC

We had to make a trip up to the Carolinas for a few days and stopped along the way to visit friends.  We were in a beachfront suite one day and I caught a couple of decent shots from the … Continue reading

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A brief history of paint at the Punta Gorda Woman’s Club

The Punta Gorda Woman’s Club is a historic building in our little town.  It was used for a long time as the central hall for a lot of functions.  Time has passed and there is a new conference center a … Continue reading

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Benefit Car Show

The Punta Gorda Historical Society is raising funds to move a house to our history park for use as a hands on museum for kids.  The local chapter of the  Veteran Motor Car Club of America kindly sponsored a car show … Continue reading

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Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major)

OK, the airshow is over so back to birds ‘n bugs.  This lovely couple are Boat-tailed Grackles.  The male is young and not quite so irridescent as he will be in maturity but, the boat tail is still there.  The … Continue reading

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Natural camoflage – Bagworm larvae

I am often surprised when I look closely at things and discover something that is not readily apparent. For example, this morning I went out to take a look at some of the garden plants to see what needed pruning. … Continue reading

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