Ramblings by the Pool

It is a leisurely, warm, sunny day here in Southwest Florida. I am sitting by the pool while savoring a steamy mug of coffee. I recently found a great Hazelnut Cream java which is an excellent morning cure-all elixir. Although it is good, it isn’t quite as superb as the perfected European cappuccinos I have found in my travels.

My house is at the intersection of two canals. Boats go by on their way to the Caloosahatchee River between Cape Coral and Fort Myers, Florida. The river leads to the Gulf of Mexico. Later in the day, I will see the boats and their crew return from today’s water adventures.

The canals attract all sorts of birds and fish often jump in an arch out of the water. Sometimes the canals have wandering manatees or an occasional lost alligator! Iguanas reside in a tropical tree next to my pool. One just jumped out of the tree and landed with a thump on the dock. Often when the iguanas are scared, they take refuge in the canals too.

There is a gentle breeze today coming from the south. The 35′ palm trees that encircle my lot are swaying and the birds are singing. The bird sounds have recently changed as the birds from winter have appeared to leave. As the weather is now clearly getting warmer the bird sounds have also become more tropical sounding.

Bird

It is another beautiful day in paradise.

6 thoughts on “Ramblings by the Pool”

  1. What an amazing description of where you’re living, Barry! The colors, wildlife, and beauty that surrounds you is clearly pictured in my mind while reading your words. You definitely seem to have found your own piece of heaven!

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  2. Nice entry Barry. Thanks for sharing the photos of the local wildlife and sharing the reflections and observations. Refreshing

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  3. I enjoyed reading your latest blog. I could almost feel the sun on my face, hear the birds and see the boats passing by on the canal! Sounds like the garden of Eden. How lucky to be living in paradise!

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