Summer sunsets are always the prettiest, especially when we’ve had some rain and the remaining clouds add purple streaks to the coral sky. It should be relaxing, watching the sun go down, but it’s usually Bzzt. Zap! Swat! the whole time.
Key West is 4 miles long and 1 mile wide, and one big riot of color. Quaint bungalows are painted Easter egg colors and tiny gardens overflow with vivid blooms. It would be overwhelming without one important element: the white picket fences.
A hurricane in 1846 swept through the original beachside Key West Cemetery, leaving a gruesome scene in its aftermath. It was relocated to the highest elevation in town. Because of this, some gravestones are older than the cemetery itself.
There is so much in bloom this month in the Florida Keys. Huge royal poincianas tower over the rooftops in vivid red, fuchsia bougainvilleas pour over fences, and gardens are filled with every color of plumeria.