Daily Archives: September 5, 2011

Another view from Edison’s porch

Another view from Edison’s porch, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*. The porch wraps ALL the way around the house, and it is seriously wide enough to throw one heck of a party. With the cool breezes blowing and the lovely…

Mango madness persists

Mango madness persists, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*. It’s September already but these Keitt mangoes (yes, there is an "e" in "mangoes", I’ve discovered) are still ripening. Some of the are so ripe, they split while still in the trees.…

Mina Edison’s lily pond

Mina Edison’s lily pond, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*. I see tadpoles wiggling around down there, and I ws not fast enough to capture a snake that swam by. That’s a pond apple tree. It has a cousin nearby (behind…

Tanins near the Edison Pier

Tanins near the Edison Pier, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*. There must be mangroves nearby, for the river is tinted a rusty red near Edison’s Pier. This was the very first structure built on the estate.

Parasite part deux

Parasite part deux, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*. This is an orchid labeled "cattleya", found growling on a strangler fig (ficos aurea, S. florida and West Indies). While I was standing her taking the photo, a giant, spent palm frond…

Porch breezes at Ford’s “The Mangos” Estate

Porch breezes at Ford’s "The Mangos" Estate, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*. Both the Edison House "Seminole Lodge" and the Ford house "The Mangos" enjoy wide porches that catch wonderful breezes as they travel to and from the Caloosahatchee River.…

Old-world charm with a modern world backdrop

Old-world charm with a modern world backdrop, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*. I ambled down to the Caloosahatchee River from Ford’s caretaker’s-cottage-turned-gift-shop and sat on a bench. Immediately, the wind coaxed a song from the giant stands of bamboo that…