I saw a little bit of Miami while I was gone.
The apartment had a view of the Freedom Tower, where all the Cubans fleeing the Communist revolution went to get their papers. This building is lighted with red at night.
|Miami's Freedom Tower, in the daylight|
|Gesu is the rose colored plaster building caty-cornered from the parking lot.|
|Side altar: St. Joseph (see the flowering staff), with Eucharistic pelicans above in the blue bit|
|Main altar area. Note the beautifully carved picture under the Tabernacle.|
There was a sculpture garden on the waterfront area. (This is the bay, not the open ocean.) I saw some amazing hanging plant arrangements on the porch of the art museum in the midst of the sculpture garden.
|Some of the hanging plant sculptures|
|One of the tropical lizards that has expanded its range into Florida, hiding in the leaves. This was near Brickell Key.|
The hospital that DGS was born in has two great big ponds in front. (Scenery? Runoff management?) There were a lot of water birds there: ducks, egrets, geese. I saw my first Ibis, hunting in the grass.
|SIL captured this ibis for me with his phone|