Monday, October 20, 2008

Florida News Stories

"Swamp Buggy fever...No antidote!" (Marco Eagle, October 19, 2008) "It was pure muck after the potatoes were dug up, perfect!"

"Using old curbs, Trilby house rises piece by piece " (St. Petersburg Times, October 20, 2008) "The Tudor-style stone cottage nestled on a bluff on a bend in the Withlacoochee River looks like something straight out of Harry Potter. With its English garden, tower, sun-faded blue columns and heavy front door handmade from 1,000-year-old pecky cypress hauled a century ago from a Florida swamp...."

"Woman returns to Breakers 65 years after her birth there" (Palm Beach Post, October 7, 2008)
"The Breakers 'a different world' for mom who gave birth there 65 years ago" (Sun Sentinel, October 8, 2008)

"Biscayne National Park celebrates 40 years" (Miami Herald, October 12, 2008)

"Distant Shores" (Biscayne Times) "Biscayne Bay may be our area’s most prominent feature, but just try getting close to it."

2 comments:

  1. This is a great, diverse selection of links! It's interesting how the Tudor house in Trilby uses so many odds and ends from various places in Florida -- it's sort of a living museum of the state.

    It reminded me of another, though perhaps less historical, self-built house in the Tampa Bay area. Two artists have spent years decorating the Bowling Ball House with bottles, tiles and other trash items from Clearwater.

    It's a lot flashier, but you have to respect anybody who spends so much time making their home uniquely theirs in a place where identical McMansions are so common.

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  2. Thanks for the link to the photograph of the Bowling Ball house. It would be in the top five of my best houses in Tampa Bay list (if I had such a list).

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