You can lust after the long growing season and keep up with our fraternal tribe here: http://ulssocal.blogspot.com/. Below are some Level One observations of the land there:
- Traveling by bicycle along one of the greenway streets affords greater safety when pulling over and photographing or observing. Victoria street is close, only one mile from home.
- Shopping at a nearby citrus mart along this street is an older German frau, her accent is strong, and I inquire about it. Now I can't remember where she said she was from. She owns a grove apparently close to the market, and thinking back I wonder for what she came to buy.
- Daily I encounter mostly Mexicans, so her accent struck me at once as strange but welcoming. If I spoke Spanish, it might suit me better since I find the produce typically is better in these smaller, Spanish-speaking groceries.
- The row of houses I live on is extremely ethnically diverse, there are a few Caucasian and Mexican families, as well as Indian, African American, Asian and mixed-race families. The smells of cooking in our crowded townhome walk is as varied as the languages overheard.