Saturday, April 29, 2017

Bob and Jamie

Bob often spends time at "my" Starbucks reading a book, with one of his dogs lying at his feet.
This one is Jamie, an 11-year old cairn terrier.  One of Jamie's granddaughters
won third place in its class at this year's Westminster Dog Show.

Friday, April 28, 2017


A pretty nice fountain sits in the main concourse through Miromar Factory Outlets in Estero. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017


While I was at Naples Botanical Garden, I ran across Mike, a volunteer.  
Mike and I worked together for three years in the early 1980s.

We haven't seen each other since then.  34 years!  Mike was surprised that I recognized him after all this time.  We had a good talk before we each had to go back to our tasks.  Small world.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

LaGrippe Orchid Garden - I

The orchid garden at Naples Botanical Garden has about 1,000 different specimens.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Earth Day at Naples Botanical Garden

The deputy director, Chad Washburn, told us what our assignments would be.

Eric is responsible for the natural areas of the botanical garden.

We planted 80-plus Florida slash pines, some of them very small.

About a dozen were taller.  I planted the tall ones.  Others pruned undergrowth.
A third group spread pine straw mulch on the paths.