Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sanibel Farmers Market

Today as I was munching on my "roasted veggie cous cous" I wondered to myself why last Sunday was my FIRST visit to the Sanibel Farmers Market! The market is held at the Tahitian Gardens shopping center every Sunday from November thru the end of "season". A visit to the market had always been on my "to do" list but my Sundays are busy. I try to get in a swim at the REC center if possible, then if I'm not sitting in open houses I'm often scheduled to man the offices of Royal Shell Preferred Properties, either at the Sanibel or Captiva locations. Anyway, I finally made it to the market this week. Apart from the wonderful fresh veggies, there are also cheeses, fresh fish, sauces and salsa, delightful pastries and the list goes on and on. It's a wonderful place to catch up with friends since almost everyone you know WILL be there! I'm thankful to the organizers of this weekly event -you will be seing me again sooon!

Friday, January 22, 2010

I just had to ask!
For the past week or so I have been hearing English voices from the house next door on Rabbit Rd. Tonight when I returned from the office by way of Baileys Store, there they were again! Three men, with three of the BIGGEST cameras I have ever seen, all pointing towards an electric pole. Turns out they are on "holiday" from the UK where bird watching is a hugely popular pastime. Apparently every three hours or so an Osprey flies in with a large fish, lands on top of the telegraph pole and eats. These three guys are blown away by the fact that they are able to get within two miles of such an event. It reminded me just how lucky I am to live in a place where Osprey sightings are commonplace.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Finally our normal balmy winter temps have returned and we are able to retire our socks, hopefully until next year. 60's at night and close to 80 during the day for the next week or so. Click here to see all the real esate for sale in this little island paradise I call home.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Blind Pass Ecosystem Partnership Cordially Invites You to Attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Blind Pass Ecosystem Restoration Project, on Friday, January 15, 2010, 10:00 AM, at Turner Beach Regional Park.
It's been almost two weeks now that I turned the heat on! This is NOT what I signed up for when I moved to tropical Sanibel & Captiva Islands. Thankfully the weatherman says we should be back to almost 80 degrees by the weekend. It's been really rough on our wildlife. The fish are dying and I hear iguanas are literally dropping out of the trees from the cold.