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 (

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):

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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