Thursday, January 17, 2019

License Plates

Interesting license plates have always caught my eye.  Now they catch my lens, too.

If you say so.

Yes, sir, I am impressed.  A Medal of Honor winner.  Thank you for your service.

Julie, meet David.  David, meet Julie.

I know several guys who would disagree.

Here's looking at you.

A driver with a lot of relationships.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Hertz Arena

Hertz, the big global car rental company headquartered in nearby Estero, has bought the naming rights to the local arena used for rock concerts and sporting events.

They originally proposed painting the entire facade Hertz' distinctive cadmium yellow color.
That didn't pass muster.  In a compromise with civic leaders, Hertz is painting
segments yellow but the majority will be shades of gray.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


An otter eyed me suspiciously as he surfaced in a creek.

After he got out of the water, he rolled in the sand, maybe to get rid of insects?

Monday, January 14, 2019

New Murals

A building in Olde Naples has four new murals on its walls.
The murals are based on vintage postcards.

The murals were painted this Fall by Juan Diaz of JuanDiazArt.

Visit Monday Mural to see more murals.

Sunday, January 13, 2019


Florie is from Michigan.  She retired from Ford Motor Company after a career working with engineers as they developed new products.  A random guy once photographed her uncle for a class and the portrait ended up on a magazine cover.  I reminded Florie that lightning doesn't strike twice.

Saturday, January 12, 2019


Bob is a preacher.  Originally from England, he has lived in the States for many years.  He likes places on the water, like his native Blackpool, so he is very happy to be in Naples these days.

When I met Bob, he was poring over a hundred year old book and taking copious notes.  He thinks people today spend too much time on their cell phones and don't put in the hard work of reading and thinking about what they read.

Bob has been a chaplain in a nursing home but that didn't suit him.  He has also sung in an almost completely black gospel choir.  Bob would like to find a church with an appropriately liberal congregation.  He begins teaching in a small nearby church next month and hopes that this will work into something more.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Man's Best Friend

There is so much to comment on in this picture, but I have nothing to say.