04 August 2013
This is our new house on Lakeside Drive in Lake Worth, Florida. Across the street from it are the Intracoastal Waterway and Bryant Park with walking paths, exercise course and stations, playground, amphitheater, boat ramps, etc. Then not too far east from that is the Lake Worth Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. We are happy to have some water views from the east side of the house. And we can walk to Downtown too. It is also a rare two story craftsman style house that has been modified a bit but not totally destroyed.
The rear yard is completely canopied by Live Oak, Banyan, Royal Poinciana (or Tamarind), Mango, Avocado and Palm trees. The front yard has beautiful smelling Gardenia bush by the front door and a windswept Coconut Palm plus Hibiscus bushes lines the sidewalk. Pesky Florida insect control is handled by an army of hungry Anoles and Geckos. Rodent control is provided by a Black Racer (non-venomous and non-dangerous snake). There is a whole eco-system here and at neighboring homes. There are several types of butterflies fluttering in the yards, snails come out after the rains and there are several crabs at the waterfront. And there are the birds…too much to go through now. Just keep the chemicals away and it will all thrive.