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Royal Poinciana

This is the time of year when the Royal Poincianas are in bloom here in Florida. The trees are really beautiful. The only problem is that they produce huge ugly seed pods. And you can’t eat them.If you are interested … Continue reading

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Old Original Strips

It’s June, and as I posted some months ago, if you are interested in a particular strip or strip with a certain character or situation, email me. I’ll see if I can retrieve it from the Ohio State University archives. … Continue reading

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My Dictionary of Fishes.

My Pop bought this book when we moved to Anna Maria Island in 1951. I tried to find that big fish in the shark tank from my post yesterday, and that I could not identify. It’s not in here. Still … Continue reading

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Sharks and Other Fish

Ok, this is the last of my Mote Aquarium stuff. First here’s Loinfruit in front of a Megalodon¬† jawbone. One big shark. This is a mold of a pretty big hammerhead that was caught off Siesta Key: I don’t know … Continue reading

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Mote’s Sea Cows

I’ve mentioned before that I live in Manatee County, also that I went to Manatee High School, home of the Fighting Sea Cows. I also mentioned that sailors, after long voyages, thought sea cows were mermaids. (This was after very, … Continue reading

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My Staghorn Fern

40 years ago or so, my mother had a huge staghorn fern. nowadays you see big staghorns all over the place, but back then it was the biggest by far in the Bradenton-Sarasota area. It got so huge that my … Continue reading

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Mote Aquarium Turtle Conservation

One of the nice parts of the Mote complex is it’s conservation projects. The visitors’ fees help defray this cost. They work with seahorses, jellyfish (Why? The only people who eat jellyfish are Japanese and sea turtles.) and sea turtles. … Continue reading

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Mote Aquarium 2

When I was a teenager, the classiest vacation rental on Anna Maria Island was The Blue Water Beach Club. Actually it was little more than a motel on the Gulf of Mexico. My mother worked there as a maid. This … Continue reading

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Mote Aquarium

My sister is visiting. She and Frau Grace and Loinfruit and I went down to St. Armand’s Key near Sarasota to the Mote Aquarium. They are having a special exhibit of sculptures created from beach trash from the State of … Continue reading

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Scrapple

A while back I mentioned Scrapple, and I said that I’d show all you ignorant readers what Scrapple is. I’m not going to tell you. If you knew what was in it you wouldn’t eat it, you’d toss in in … Continue reading

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