One of many tropical parrots preparing to get tipsy and silly on a feast of sea grapes.
(Photo credit: heatherfromthegrove)
There are many unique cities and towns across the globe, but I have a particular fondness for the place that I call Home: Coconut Grove.
This artsy, bohemian village is a friendly haven for writers, artists, architects, musicians and academics. Its mellow, unpretentious residents (Grovites) hail from a cross-section of cultures and spiritual leanings, and they possess a strong sense of community. The Grove is a place where people actually walk everywhere and say “hello” to each other (in many cases, by name!). Coconut Grove businesses readily support each other — in the spirit of camaraderie, mutual respect and collaboration. Almost every household has a dog and/or cat. Colorful parrots fly freely, squawking loudly as they perch atop the branches of lush, tropical trees. Even the stray cats and possums are happy and well-fed (well, at least the ones that frequent my yard!).
For those of you who have never visited The Grove, you really must add it to your list of “must see’s.”
I’ve created a special page on this blog site (see menu tabs on top, labeled The Grove) — for anyone interested in reading more about this idyllic community. The page is a work in progress and I will be adding more to it, as the days/months progress.
As always, I welcome your comments and feedback.