End of Summer


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End of Summer

The summer season in the United States is commonly regarded as beginning on Memorial Day weekend (the last weekend in May) and ending on Labor Day weekend (the first weekend in September). So, summer officially has come to an end.  But not in Florida.  It just hangs on.  For the last two weeks we have had high humidity and temperatures hovering around 90° F.

This is the first year we have not gone away for several weeks.  We have been homebodies.

Catherine

It has been hot, but not without its happy times.  One of them was a visit by our niece, Catherine age 13.  She came down for a week.  Here you see her arriving at our airport.

Catherine Arriving

Catherine Arriving

During her stay we did a lot.  Three or four days were spent at the beach, of course, but we also played Miniature Golf (there is a fun course, Puttn Around, in Delray Beach), went to the movie, played dominos, went shopping, played in the pool and just had an all around good time.  One day we took the two-hour  Majestic Princess Cruise out of the Port of Palm Beach.

Catherine and Jeanette

Catherine and Jeanette

Here you see Catherine and Jeanette as we wait to board the ship.

The trip takes you past Peanut Island, a man-made island created when the harbor was dredged in 1918.  Today it is a recreational playground accessible only by private boat or water taxi.

 Peanut Island

This is the old Coast Guard Station, now a museum.

Most of our time was spent looking at the mansions along the Intracoastal Waterway.  Here are several which are typical of the area.

Palm Beach Home

Palm Beach Home

Palm Beach Home

Palm Beach Home

Here you see some of our famous hedges.  The yard walls on residential properties are restricted by code to four feet in height.  For privacy, most of the homes have substantial hedges.  The wall along the sidewalk is four feet high.  The hedge on the right must be twelve feet or more.  This is a great area if you are a landscape gardener.

Residential Boat House and Hedges

Residential Boat House and Hedges

There were other interesting things to see along the way, like these moored boats.  This one is rather strange.

Moored in IntraCoastal Waterway

Moored in Intracoastal Waterway

Or how about this floating pile of junk?

Junk

Junk

 The pilot explained that many people abandon boats that are no longer serviceable and they are used by others as junk piles, leaving the removal to the county.  Not too nice!

And there is this.  It is the oldest house in this area and several years ago its owner decided to move it to Peanut Island and give it to the park.  He was denied permission and the house has sat  there moored in the harbor, deteriorating, ever since.

Historic Home Abandoned

Historic Home Abandoned

Nearby there is a another park and beach area under the bridge that links Singer Island to the mainland.

Under the Bridge

Under the Bridge

This whole area is a play ground!

Clouds

Since we have been talking about the waterway, I’ll share with you one other of the area’s charms.  Clouds.  We do great Cloud!

Spiking to the Sky

Spiking to the Sky

Sun behind the clouds

Sun behind the clouds

Morning Clouds

Morning Clouds

More to come.

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About Thomas L. Tribby

Professional artist: painter, sculptor, print maker. Maintains a studio in West Palm Beach, Florida
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