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Gin & Basil Juice

Before the road to the Lower Keys opened, reporter Bill Weir took a boat to Key West to see how the recovery is going. He and his crew brought along food and water and supplies, but when they got there, everyone offered them food and water. The only thing anyone asked them for was a… Read More

August In Bloom

It feels like cheating, leaving Florida right in the middle of summer for places that don’t even need air conditioning.

July in Bloom

We celebrated 4th of July in Sitka, Alaska, then headed south over Baranof Island in a float plane, flying low between snow-capped mountains and fjords.

June in Bloom

How do I love summer in Florida? Let me count the ways…

Mango Mania 2017

The most devout mango lovers I know gather in a grove of moonlit mango trees to kickoff the start of each season. There’s tropical music, a bar serving every kind of mango cocktail, and of course there’s mango food galore.

May in Bloom

My favorite plants are gifts from family and friends, like these Amazon lilies from grandma.

April in Bloom

Passion flowers look like something from another planet.