Friday, April 19, 2019

Beach Gymnastics

Get some American teen girls together on a beach and pretty soon the cheers, back flips, 
somersaults, handstands and other gymnastic moves will begin.

Some good.

Some just enthusiastic.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Mysore Fig Tree

Shangri-La Springs has two huge mysore fig trees on the property.  One was recently named the biggest in Florida, but construction in the area makes it unphotographable.  This is the second mysore fig tree on the property.  It is considered the third largest in Florida and is called the Challenger Tree.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Shangri-La Springs

Shangri-La Springs is a hundred year old hotel complex on Old Route 41 in Bonita Springs.
The property has statues and signs about relaxation and meditation, citing influences like the
Calusa natives who once lived here, the Spanish settlers, and Chinese and Indian.

I don't get it.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Bonita Springs Fire Station

A fire station on Bonita Springs' Old Route 41 has a new park beside a mural honoring firefighters' contributions in dealing with the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.
The artist is Laurent Dareau, a naturalized citizen from France.

See Monday Mural for other photographs of murals.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Water Lilies

Water lilies are captivating.  I can see why Claude Monet was fascinated by them.

Saturday, April 13, 2019



Volunteers at Naples Botanical Garden planted 150 clumps of native grass is a wetland.
The grasses are part of a natural cleansing process for rainwater and stream overflows.