Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thomas Edison's Winter Home


Thomas Edison built a winter home, guest house and laboratory on Fort Myers'
McGregor Boulevard late in the 19th century, just one year after the town was established.
Edison was already a famous and successful inventor and businessman.


At the time, Fort Myers was remote and lightly settled, with only 349 residents.


But, the winter weather was warm, and the location offered Edison opportunities for fishing,
boating, bird watching, rest and entertaining his visitors from up north.


And, he could work quietly in his study or in his laboratory.


The monthly theme for City Daily Photo bloggers on May 1 is "Squares."

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Some Guys Have All the Fun


Capriccio, by Milton Hebald.
At Naples Botanical Garden.

The monthly theme for City Daily Photo bloggers on May 1 is "Squares."

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Highrise Part of Town


Even though they have nice views of the Gulf of Mexico, I am not suited for living in a tower.

I like to be outside.  A balcony is not enough.

Linked to Ruby Tuesday.

The monthly theme for City Daily Photo bloggers on May 1 is "Squares."

Monday, April 21, 2014

Fort Myers Beach




To oversimplify, Naples is cultured and sedate and Fort Myers Beach is colorful and funky.  
These are along Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach.

Linked to Monday Murals.

The monthly theme for City Daily Photo bloggers on May 1 is "Squares."

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Doc Ford's Rum Bar and Grill

Doc Ford is the protagonist of local author Randy Wayne White's thrillers.
(RandyWayneWhiteRandyWayneWhiteRandyWayneWhite . . . say that ten times fast!)
Doc Ford is a marine biologist who also has a clandestine relationship to
a secret US government agency that we can't talk about.  Shhh!

There are four Doc Ford's Rum Bar and Grill restaurants in southwest Florida.  I usually go to the one on Sanibel, but the Fort Myers Beach restaurant is closest.


Molly is the hostess at Doc Ford's Fort Myers Beach restaurant.
I bought one tee shirt for myself and a shirt and cap for a friend.

The monthly theme for City Daily Photo bloggers on May 1 is "Squares."

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bell Tower Shops


I found many patterns to like in this small Fort Myers shopping mall.





The monthly theme for City Daily Photo bloggers on May 1 is "Squares."

Friday, April 18, 2014

Nesting Egrets


This was quite a sight.  The photograph doesn't convey how special it is to see in person.
At dusk, snowy egrets swarm in nests all over a tree on a small island in
a residential Naples neighborhood.


The monthly theme for City Daily Photo bloggers on May 1 is "Squares."