Luke List in 1st Place Going Into Today’s Final Round at the Honda Classic

Here’s hoping Luke List holds on to the lead and gets the win after today’s round at the Honda Classic.  His tee time is 1:45 and he is paired with Justin Thomas. Tiger Woods is seven shots back and has a 12:45 tee time.  The following article is from a 1996 Bent Tree newsletter.  It’s been posted here before, but it’s worth repeating. Click the article for larger image.

1996 echo article

1996 echo article

 

It Feels Like Spring

February 22, 2018 - Sallie Doss Trail

February 22, 2018 – Sallie Doss Trail

Bent Tree has enjoyed beautiful weather the last few days… sunshine, warm temps, a gentle breeze from time to time…it makes it hard to remember it’s February.

February 23, 2018 - Looking back on Hole 12

February 23, 2018 – Looking back on Hole 12

A Lot of Topics

The Bent Tree Board of Directors Work Session is scheduled for tomorrow morning (February 20, 2018) at 9:00 in the Club Tamarack Recreation Room.  Click here for information on How Work Sessions Work.  There are 10 Topics For Discussion on the list for tomorrow’s work session:

  • Architectural Committee Internal Operating Procedures
  • Lake & Wildlife Committee Internal Operating Procedures
  • Stable Committee Internal Operating Procedures
  • Stable Boarding Contract
  • Stable Rider Release
  • Rock Garden Renewal Update
  • Waste Management and Recycling
  • Speed Bumps
  • Annual General User Fee Decal Discussion
  • Rain Damage in Bent Tree and Budget Impact

 

Bear Watch

Black bear in Bent Tree (photo cropped from original)

Black bear in Bent Tree

A Bent Tree homeowner was kind enough to send me some black bear photographs he took in Bent Tree this week using a powerful telephoto lens. He has taken some of the most amazing bear photos in Bent Tree over the last several years (click here for a previous post), and is very knowledgeable about black bear behaviors and biology.  There has been an interesting thread recently, on the Bent Tree NextDoor page, about a bear that was outside her den on Tamarack Drive for several days in a row.  The photographer’s opinion is that the bear was nearing delivery time for her next batch of cubs, and that would explain her lack of movement.

February 2018 - Black Bear in Bent Tree

February 2018 – Black Bear in Bent Tree

1983 – The Last Valentine’s Day Celebration at Bent Tree Before BTCI

The advertisement below shows what was happening for Valentine’s Day, 35 years ago in Bent Tree.  That was the last Valentine’s Day that Bent Tree Country Club was still running the amenities.  Tensions between the Bent Tree Property Owners Association, Bent Tree Corporation, and Bent Tree Country Club were coming to a boil at about this time in Bent Tree’s history, but that wasn’t enough to put a stop to a Sweetheart Valentine Dance.

1983 Valentine Dance in Bent Tree

1983 Valentine Dance in Bent Tree

From Mother Nature to Human Nature

A couple of days ago, the torrential rains in Bent Tree had people talking about Mother Nature.  Yesterday, the topic turned to human nature.  Evidently, one person decided to try to drive through the blocked off/washed out section of Tamarack Drive near the beach.  They didn’t make it to the other side…the asphalt caved in under the weight of their car. Another person decided to try to go around the blocked off/washed out/caved-in section by driving across the creek.  They didn’t make it to the other side, either (see photo below). I don’t think anyone was hurt (except maybe a couple of bruised egos).  They were lucky.  The appearance of the car in the photo below has been altered to protect the embarrassed.

February 13, 2018 - oops in Bent Tree

February 13, 2018 – oops in Bent Tree