Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander Columnsen-usFri, 28 Jul 2017 12:42:17 EDTFri, 28 Jul 2017 12:42:17 EDT the Garden: Buttonwood: The tree by the sea is a favorite native grown as a multi-trunk shrub or in standard tree form and comes in both a green variety (Conocarpus erectus) or a silver variety ( Conocarpus erectus var. sericeus).Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDTOn the Water: Typical summer weather, typical summer fishing the past week we settled into a typical summer weather pattern with light winds, blue skies, very hot and sticky, followed by some wicked afternoon thunderstorms.Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDTRotary Happenings: Rotarians are making a difference in their endeavors to build a better world the summer attendance at Sanibel-Captiva Rotary meetings usually shrink a bit, but not this year; a larger constituency of members stayed on island and many new members are year-round residents boosting attendance numbers.Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDTFaces on Faith: From Baali to Ishi few weeks back, as the dark clouds began to move in on the beaches of Sanibel, I stood with a precious couple ready to repeat their wedding vows before God and all those gathered with them.Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDTShell Shocked: So I make things up's hold it right there, folks.I've been writing this column for 31 years and some of my readers still aren't aware that I make things up. I believe the term is literary license.Yes, I confess.I have a literary licens.Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT