Sunday, November 18, 2012
This Sunday series is to show not only my love for Mother Nature and Florida but also the Gateway apartments in Fort Lauderdale where I live with 232 trees on 8 acres with 32 buildings containing 265 apartments and about 300 residents overlooking Karen Bay. We have over 1500 feet of seawall with 8 docks where yachts from all over the world stop for a period of time.
Saying Mother Nature, trees and Fort Lauderdale means palm trees and here are a couple right outside my building!
In October, 2005, Hurricane Wilma hit us and though we got hit, not having electricity for about 10 days, all in all the Gateway administration did a great job supplying us with water and food. The one thing that hit me was the tree in back of my apartment that was shirred and shredded so badly that I thought it would never come back and yet here it is in all its glory in 2008 but hiding the canal on the other side--a small price to pay!