Saturday, July 31, 2010


Wildfires are burning California.
The fire broke out suddenly two days ago.
The fires are in southern California.

That's an amazing picture.
It was taken at a traffic stop.

Airplanes to the rescue.
That plane is dropping a fire retardent.

This house is ruined.
It couldn't be saved.

Even dogs and horses had to be rescued.

Friday, July 30, 2010

This flower has more buds today.
There will be more.

That hibiscus looks cold.
It didn't open up until later in the morning.

It's a dinosaur.
T. Lizard not T. Rex.
This is a fierce predator in the jungle.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fish, bird and flowers

This is called a Jack.
It's the first 'jack' that I've caught.
This fish is not edible.

It's a big bird.
What kind is it?
It's a 'Great Blue Heron'.

Here's another picture of the flower.
Some more 'buds' are starting to open.
What kind of plant is it? 
                            It's a tobacco plant.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Morning time

There's some dolphins.
I went out to catch a sea trout.
But all I caught were 2 catfish.

What's that thing?
Do you know how to say it in English?

Here's that flower again.
It's a nice flower.
A smoker would really like this plant. 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Look at this nice flower.
Can you guess what it is?
I'm not going to tell you.

This is the same flower but from a different angle.

This is a different flower.
Does anybody know what it is?
Contact me if you know.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


What's that?
What does that flag mean?
It's a pirate flag!!!
Run, pirates!, run!
Pirates of the Atlantic?

Saturday, July 24, 2010


It's a crab trap.
Those are blue crab.
They are tasty to eat.
Have you ever had blue crab?
This picture is a little dark.

This is a better picture of Blue Crabs.
It's not as dark and you can see the crabs better.

This looks like crab stew.
Have you ever tried it?
It looks good.
Help yourself.

This is the unique life cycle of the blue crab.
Take a look at it.
What do you think?

Looks like he likes blue crab too.
What is that animal? A crocodile or an alligator?
He likes his crab raw.

Eat crab! It's good for you!

Friday, July 23, 2010


This is a cormorant.
It's a diving bird.
It has a long neck and can stay
underwater for a long time.
This bird is found world-wide.

This fish is called a mullet.
I released it.
We don't eat this fish.

What kind of flower is this?
I don't know.
If you know, please tell me. 

Thursday, July 22, 2010


That's a lot of trout.
Thursday morning was very good.
The trout came in close to the shore.
My friend and I caught quite a few.
Over half of it, I fried.
The rest I ate as sashimi.
It was very good.

There seems to be some confusion.
There are 5 pelicans in this picture please count them.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Dinosaurs in Florida.
A godzilla like creature was seen in Florida.
This animal was very big and...
Wait a minute, That's a lizard not a dinosaur.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I released the small snook

This is a nice orange hibiscus.
In the daylight, it looks red.
But when I look at it now, it's orange. 

What's this a picture of?
Oh yes, Now I remember.
Look at the black butterfly.
Do you see it?

Run Run Run! It's Godzilla!!!
Wait a's just a lizard.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Morning Fish

Three sea trout...
Three sea trout...
Three sea trout...

This is the bait...
This is the bait...

See how they wait...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Puffer Fish

Saturday, July 17, 2010


It's a couple of' 'Limkins'.
This is a 'Little Blue Heron'.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Oil leak has been stopped

Finally, good news! BP capped the leaking oil well.
For the first time in months the oil has stopped.

This is the before and after picture of the oil well.
I hope this lasts a long time.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Florida Fish

Take a look at these pictures please.
These are some of the more popular fish in Florida.
Everybody wants to catch these fish.
Including me.
When fishing in Florida make sure you have a fishing license.
Florida is very strict about this.

Pompano コバンアジ

We catch this one close to the shore off the beach.
The main bait is a sand flea.
Sand fleas can be bought or caught on the beach.
Pompano is a good fish.
This is only caught in the ocean.
The pompano is silver in color and toothless.
It can weigh up to 3 kg.

Bluefish アミキリ

Look at that! It's a school of bluefish.
There are some nice fish here.
Bluefish is popular with fishermen.
This is an inlet or ocean fish.
This fish is also known as a 'snapper'.
It can live in all climates.
It's blue and grey in color.

Snook アカメ

This fish is king.
Everybody wants to catch this fish.
It's a restaurant quality fish.
The state of Florida regulates this fish closely.
Snook can be found everywhere.
But it's a difficult fish to catch.
There are 4 species of snook.
This one is the common snook.
Tarpon, another popular game fish, is also a snook.

Sea Trout マス

This is another excellent fish.
I had this fish for dinner recently.
I also had it as sashimi. It was very good.
Yummy, yummy, we can catch this fish anywhere.
This is also called the brown trout.
The sea trout lays its' eggs in fresh water.
After, it returns to the ocean.
It's like a salmon.

Sea Frog Fish カエルサカナ

This is an odd fish.
It's half fish and half frog.
We can catch this 'frog fish' anywhere.
It's delicious, it tastes like chicken.
(By the way-that's a frog, not a fish, fooled you.)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Spiny boxfish

I caught this fish yesterday.
It's really ugly.
And it's very strange.
            It's called a spiny boxfish.
            This fish is native to Flroida.
            It adapts to it's environment.
            This fish lives in the seagrass. 

Monday, July 12, 2010

New lesson coming tomorrow

There's a new lesson tomorrow?
What's it about?
May I have the finger mullet please?

Sunday, July 11, 2010


I hooked a catfish.
There are a lot of them around here.
This one is medium size.
I caught 4 'cats' today.

The fish is fighting to escape.
It quickly became tired.
In the end, I  released it.
                       Catfish are difficult to clean and prepare.