You may remember our casualty from Hurricane Ian - the poor orchid tree in the front of the house that had graced us with its pretty scented blooms for several years. And then how it started sprouting again from the stump.....
.....well it's a bit bigger now and what's more, it's actually flowering!
It's more of an orchid bush than a tree but the flowers are still lovely.
We were finally able to rebuild our garden fence but some people are still waiting for their repairs and, south of us, in Fort Myers Beach, which was badly hit, there are forlorn patches of land for sale where a house used to stand. Mind you they still want an arm and a leg for the land - on which you can build your mega mansion, supposedly fortified against whatever nature can throw at it. No more small, modest houses, sadly. It will be a very different neighbourhood.
Meanwhile, here in Golden Beach, the orchid tree/bush is doing its best to cheer everyone up.
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