Tuesday, May 24, 2016

West Hartford Houses Don't Look Like Florida Houses

Architects call these "colonial revival" houses, built in the 1920s, plus or minus.

Realtors call them "center entrance colonials."

Except for those whose entrances aren't in the center.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Welcome Back to Elizabeth Park Daily Photo

I'm back, so, of course, I walked over to Elizabeth Park.  It is in transition.

I missed the tulips.  

The work of lifting bulbs out of the beds is about half done.

Annuals are sitting in flats in the greenhouse, to be planted next week.

It is good to be back.

Friday, May 20, 2016


View from a bridge.

Weekend Reflections.

The color was so wonderful that I decided to take it all away.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Fishing at the Naples Pier

Time is approaching for me to head back to New England for the summer.
As the season in Naples is ending, let's visit the Naples Pier one more time.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Naples Botanical Garden

Seriously, how do I pick just a few images after touring a place like the botanical garden?
Impossible.  Next year I will have to devote a week or two to the gardens.

Liz is the curator (kind of a librarian keeping track of an inventory that grows and dies and self-seeds).  She gave the first third of the tour.

 Chad, the deputy director, met us in the treehouse in the children's garden and finished the tour.

A school child made a drawing about strangler figs, so the grown-ups found a large strangler fig elsewhere on the property and transplanted it into the children's garden.

A 1991 tile mosaic by Roberto Burle Marx is seen from many vantage points in the garden.

Chad finished the tour in the oriental garden.