o Today another walk to the Eagle's Nest minipark was fairly mundane -- except the Schwepp's bottle protecting the broken end of a PVC property-line pipe has been gone ever since the PVC 'spear' weblog entry was updated. Therefore, a search of the trash containers at Walgreens (and pick-up, two ground-in batteries in the parking lot) turned up only a reduced-size Coca-Cola (R) bottle to be cut and placed over the pointed pipe tip.
Also, a Walgreens' shopping cart had been left on the sidewalk across the street (Monterey Road at Se Ocean Blvd/A1A) some months ago, found, then moved to a grassy place between some bushes with the belief that someone else would retrieve and return it to the store. Instead, it stood there between the bushes through wind, rain and sunshine until returned today to the store. The property holds a glass building used as a business premises, and is located blocks from the 'other' branch of the St. Lucie River where a small plane 'fell' into the water a few years ago. A glass beer bottle also lay broken many months near the building at the base of an electric-wire column, all passers-by too busy to pick up the pieces until this day.
o The Stuart News dated 2/9 and 2/14, 2009 gives two articles describing measures intended to prevent harm when encountering "Africanized" honey bees in the region: 'Africanized bees gaining S. FL foothold' and 'Here's the buzz'. The former story tell us, "...Africanized bees are frequently on the prowl for new homes in which to build honeycombs. ..." Apparently the bees can spot people who carry African memory-images -- including me, carrying in mind ancient African memory-images viewed within a rare mucousal oracle-bead chronicle/artifact. The bees will focus on plant-form stalks that resemble tiny huts, with strands of plant matter radiating from a common tip that also can be matched with the appearance of bee/insect 'feet' (i.e., primitive claws). The plant-forms are more common after a lawn-cutting but can also be seen as plants die naturally and stalks dissemble. Tiny plant-form 'huts', furthermore, resemble hats, some of a size to shelter small insects.
It is an amazing experience to see eye-to-eye with a honeybee, and requires some flexibility. However, we lost a set of privacy hedges here near this condo in Kcc when a bee and I were seen communing about a tiny hut-like plantform atop one of the carefully clipped bushes (the bee could fit under it but not I). A viewing of the oracle-bead artifact shows that huts were the norm south of the equator. The bee was also reconnoitering me because I had hosed a small wasps' nest extended from its stem attached to the underside of the upper-level steps.