Today started off chilly, we put the new recut jib back on & waited for the tide so we could get out of the marina. Temps at 58 degrees with 16 mph winds from the NE convinced us to take a road trip to have lunch at the Rod & Gun Club in Everglades City, a "rare Olde Florida treasure" built in 1864. What a COOL old place! A walk on the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk -- the guide said there was a bald eagle nest and I've been wanting a photo of a bald eagle. We saw one of the eagles, both in the nest and perched on a limb. My next goal is a bald eagle in flight! In the meantime, tomorrow is supposed to be warmer, so maybe we can go sailing to Cayo Costa!
The Bismark palm is one of the most beautiful fan palms for subtropical landscapes. It is a palm native to Madagascar. This palm can grow to massive proportions, is quite resistant to cold weather and has been known to tolerate sudden drops in temp to below freezing.
The Bismark has the ability to grow fast even in non-tropical climates. This palm likes direct sunlight and is mostly a trouble free palm.
So David wants to bring a palm tree to the lake for the summer ... I'm thinking this one may be a candidate!
More Photo of the Day entries starting soon, hopefully tomorrow!