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Re: Say Jim...


That's great news, Jim.


 On 10/24/05, james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
>
> Beans and I have been out a couple of times. It's still windy--now it's
> coming from the northwest, so the storm is moving away from us finally.
> it's sunny, with clouds only on the fringes of the horizon. But it's
> also coolish--high 60s, low 70s.
>
> Beans celebrated being out with an exhibition of the rips; she raced to
> the top of the avocado tree and yowled like a banshee. [I knew how she
> felt; I just didn't have the agility to join her.]
>
> Everything seems to be intact. The largest of the three mangos had just
> put out a flush of new growth before the storm and the new growth got
> kind of beat up, but probably not seriously damaged. The one last gourd
> that was way up in the giant bird of paradise was blown out, but with
> the dead bloom stuff it was attached to and which provided a cushion
> for it upon landing, so it arrived on the concrete patio unbroken.
>
> Because this is a quasi pine forest with very tall, old trees, the yard
> is now covered with needles, pine cones, tillansia, dead limbs swathed
> in Spanish moss, and everything else southern slash pines give up in a
> brisk wind.
>
> All the new citrus are unfazed. Ms Fatma's papaya still has all its
> fruit.
>
> We have a huge bougainvillea that we have been training as a canopy
> over a walk between the front and back yards. Wilma undid some of that
> training, so whenever the winds go away, I'll need to deal with that.
>
> I haven't been out to check the orchard yet. I'll do that tomorrow. I
> don't expect any damage, but since every storm has picked part of the
> black sapote crop, I'm not hopeful that Wilma left any fruits for us
> this year.
>
> On Oct 24, 2005, at 1:23 PM, Donna wrote:
>
> > Now that you have had some time to walk around the
> > plantation, is everything ok after Wilma?
> >
> > Donna
> >
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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