BASICS


BASICS: 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.
The sanctuary is ONLY open certain, very limited, dates/times, starting july 20, and ending sept 15, and ONLY by specific private appointment, at particular, available "slot" times posted at this blog. No visits of any type without a confirmed appointment (paul.adams%stonybrook.edu)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Corrected photo attribution; Perseid meteors tonight! fragrance too! Napoleon in Florida

I'll be out on the front deck tonight and tomorrow night looking for shooting stars (and enjoying the scent of Nicotiana alata):
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/13/nyregion/where-to-watch-the-perseid-meteor-shower-in-the-new-york-area.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=mini-moth&region=top-stories-below&WT.nav=top-stories-below

Here's the daytime view (photo by Mary O'Connor)


I wrote in my last post about Frederick Delius, who might have fathered a mulatto child in Florida. Another even more likely Floridian was Prince Joachim Murat (in uniform, next to his mother, Napoleon's sister)


nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte,  who lived on this plantation


and became the mayor of Tallahassee and friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson




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