BASICS: "Hummingbirds.....where is the person, I ask, who, on observing this glittering fragment of the rainbow, would not pause, admire, and turn his mind with reverence..." (J. J. Audubon).
This is a blog about my summer life at the Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary, at my winter garden, Calypso, in the Bahamas, and aspects of life in general.
This private sanctuary is now permanently closed to the general public, as a result of a lawsuit brought by a neighbor. Only my friends and personal guests may visit (paul.adams%stonybrook.edu).
Monday, January 13, 2014
Martha Stewart's favorite palm
Here's a view from our back porch across Calypso pond. On the horizon you can see the coconut plantation, with Veselka, a fabulous beach-house in Double Bay that's for sale or rent (veselkabahamas.com) just visible. The pond is full, as is typical at the end of the rainy season, though it will slowly evaporate over the next few months. The palm with green-gray leaves is a Bismarck, from Madagascar, which is doing really well. The splashes of red are bougainvillea, hibiscus and oleander. There are a few coots on the pond, and egrets, too, but very quiet at the moment.
No real news on the lawsuit front (see jan 3 post), though a lot of activity.