Saturday, February 22, 2014

This Week on the Island 02/23/2014

‘This week on the Island' is written by Doug Bennett and is an update to friends about happenings in Key West last week. Everything is true except for those parts that are lies.
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Weather: I remember February in South Carolina as being wet and cold. It was a good time to sit inside and work on taxes. Here it is hard to find time to do taxes because it is so wonderful in February.
The book this week was ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ by W Bruce Cameron’. It is a real tear jerker about a dog that keeps being born again as another dogs and remembers its past lives.
It is February and beautiful. There are flowers everywhere. We know why the Spanish named this place Florida.
Let’s start with the beautiful hibiscus next to the front gate.

Then there is the orchid next to the side door.

And the cactus out the back door.

The bougainvillea hanging on the front porch

Let’s not forget the tomato plant

Or the bananas (only about 2 dozen this year). A banana tree only produces once, then the little trees growing around it have their chance to produce.

This is such a pretty place to live. Blue skies, clear water, bright sun, white old houses, lots of flowers and warm most of the year.

Next week starts Spring Break. Spring Break is from the first week end in March until Easter week end. So, there will be 7 weeks of spring break this year.
Key West you have got to love it
'Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W
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