The Kowiachobee Animal Preserve is a five-acre facility in Naples, Fla. and holds more than 100 animals — from a 6-year-old African Lion named Shaumbay to a raccoon named Dexter.
Last month, Kowiachobee was hit by the eye of Hurricane Irma, a Category 3 storm. After an already wet season, the hurricane created more flooding on the property. Grace and John Slaby, along with many volunteers, are now repairing cages damaged by the storm.
“We had anywhere from a foot to a foot and half of water across the entire property,” says 50-year-old John, describing the flooding at its peak.
If it’s true that we photograph the things that we are afraid to lose, then it’s saddening to think that maybe this generation, the so-called selfie generation, aren’t really just a bunch of narcissitic fools and attention seeking people, but rather a bunch of individuals afraid to lose themselves. Isn’t it disheartening? That in this age of technology and fast communication gateways, there are more and more individuals that capture their own photos to preserve and have memories of who they are.
What would fun at a Fair be without a good Puppet Show? Well, in this set piece a Puppet Show is being led by Harry Rabbit and his juggling son Jack Rabbit. Harry is seen puppeteering a puppet of a Gypsy and Russian dancer. Other puppets seen on the rack are inspired by the likes of a Roaring 20s gal, a cowboy, a clown, an artist, a Keystone Cop and a Latin dancer. His son Jack on the other hand is seen juggling balls under the blacklight environment. This entire scene was elaborate under blacklight and was aided by a Calliope of the famed Knott’s Bear-y Tales song! Photo Courtesy Knott’s Preserved
Cooking some fruits to make a fruit spread. About a dozen home grown pears, another dozen or so of tiny home grown plums, an over ripe Papaya from the market, Orange peels, Marigold petals, Cinnamon sticks, Star Anise and some more Cinnamon (powder) for good measure (I love Cinnamon). Will add the Cardamom honey later once I see how it boils down. The kitchen is going to smell so good!
Amr ibn al-As (may Allāh be pleased with him) was a Sahabi of the Prophet pbuh and a military commander who is most noted for leading the Muslim conquest of Egypt in 640 CE. This mosque, in Egypt is built on the site of his tent in the city of Fustat. The original structure was the first and oldest mosque ever built on the land of Egypt and Africa.