The West Orange Observer today had an article that featured a photo of downtown (Plant Street looking west) from 70 years ago; technology now (Google Street View) lets me sit here and capture almost the same view!
Our drive today spotted a number of Alligators, but mostly only heads in water; there were a few better views – including a pair together where one swam a circle around the other while we watched!
And a couple photos of flowers and birds:
Or … how fast plants grow in Florida!
The first picture here is 1-1/2 years ago showing our back garden pool area; behind the rear screen you can see a row of builder-planted identical shrubs, and beyond is basically just a grass area with a few tiny shrubs against the side pool screen:
These two pictures from a different angle; the first just 9 months ago when all the new plants are in, and then now, showing how much they’ve grown! The fence is 6′ high so the Pagoda plants and the Copper Leaf are both at least that high!