Shown is local florist Beth Trout from Floral Artistry located on Palm Ridge Road on Sanibel. Beth is preparing the arrangements for a wedding at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. Floral Artistry has sent many arrangements to guests staying at Ocean’s Reach and their work always brightens our day.
So the next time you need some floral cheer, remember Beth and Floral Artistry!
Meet our Camino del Mar neighbors, Mike and Annelle Rigsby, who dropped by to share review copies of “Amazing Rubber Band Cars” and “Escape to the Everglades” among other titles they have authored.
Sanibel is their full time residence and offers them uninterrupted, inspirational time for conceptualizing and creating new engineering projects and mystery novels. Catch up with them at www.floridaauthors.com and www.misterengineer.com
This is my favorite snow sculpture, which fell down last night about 15 minutes after it was assembled at 6PM because it just didn’t get to freezing as quickly as I had expected. I reassembled it at 11PM and it is still up this morning. The snow here is so sticky and wet and we have been dumped with about 20 inches in the last 3 days. Friday was a snow day for our schools.
Arches are a structure that is all under compression. Snow can only handle a load under compression. So as it melts, it continues to compress. If built carefully and vertical, this six foot high arch will last a week as it shrinks compacting upon itself. Just pray the earthquakes stay in Chile. Judging from the warm temperatures today and the lean it has, it won’t stay up past about noon today. As my kite friends say… never had this much trouble getting it to stay up!
Fun weekend in the snow up here. Lake ice is now useless for iceboats and ice kiting (sigh). In a week it may cycle (melt and freeze) to resurface to a really go fast surface.
Congratulations twice to Alan Felkner, the winner of the blog quiz identifying the former major league pitcher, Bill “Spaceman” Lee. Alan is presented his prize by our own Dru Doyle.
Alan lives in Bloomington, MN and is very active in his Methodist Church. On “Methodist Night”, 8/19/10, Alan has been selected to throw out the first honorary pitch for the Minnesota Twins at their new baseball stadium.
We are proud to have our celebrity guest visit us again at Ocean’s Reach!