Friday, March 2, 2018

World's greatest optimist

Above: My neighbor is replacing his Hurricane Irma damaged roof.

I used to walk a couple of miles each day. Lately, I've been a bad boy, so why not jump back on it. Walking around the neighborhood, you see lots of interesting things. Hurricane Irma was last September, but people are just now getting their roofs fixed. Most of them got a blue tarp from FEMA until roofers (who obviously have been in high demand) were available.

One set of neighbors (in the top photo) decided to replace their roof altogether and put on a metal one. These cost a lot more than a regular roof, but last longer in the Florida sun. He is a WW II veteran, 93 years-old and going with the metal roof. I like his style.

Above: An egret flies.

Above: Before Hurricane Irma, each of these electricity stanchions (or whatever they are called) had a nest for a pair of ospreys. After Irma, they were gone. I saw this and thought, "Good, they are coming back." A lady in a golf cart stopped and told me, however, she thought it was an eagle next.

Above: I live just off Lake Damon. Here's a shot across the lake.


  1. What a nice post. You see lots of things on a walk you'd never notice driving by in a car. Looks like a nice area and I love that lake and the reflections.

  2. You, of course, hopped up on the roof to assist ...

  3. Nice photos, looks like golfing weather down there!