Lake Fred

Lake Fred is an actual lake located in the flat pinelands of southern New Jersey. It is also one of my knicknames acquired while I was at college. There is (or was) a Lake Fred Folk Festival in the springtime.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Crown Of Bohemia

This is one of our favorite hibiscus cultivars. This bloom is considered to be a common garden variety. We find it to be an equisite addition to the garden. In the summer months it blooms as a solid yellow butterball type double bloom. In the cooler months, a magnificent orange color highlights the blooms which can come in a variety of shapes. These two photos of April 2005 blooms show a simple single format, ideal for hybridyzing, and a classic "cup and saucer" bloom. We had a couple of these bushes planted in the ground and they survived Katrina's wind and floodwaters.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Audubon Zoo Reopens Link

I saw this great picture on another blogsite that you have to see. It is the floating swamp shack in the alligator swamp exhibit newly decorated to reflect the post-Katrina mode complete with blue tarped roof, taped up refrigerator outside and an MRE. Here's the link.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Oak Alley

It's been awhile since I posted any pictures. These are two views of Oak Alley in Vacherie, Louisiana, one looking toward the plantation house and the other looking toward the Mississippi River. These pictures were taken on August 26, 2005, just days before Hurricane Katrina hit the area on a stop from the American Queen. Here's a link to the Oak Alley website.