Sunday, May 1, 2016


Stela is from Russia.  She works at the perfume counter at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Stela was happy to model for me, but she worked hard to get the name of the perfume --
Kilian -- into the shot.  She is a committed merchandiser.

On the first day of each month, City Daily Photo bloggers show photographs on a theme.
For May 1, the theme is "smell."  Click here to see other interpretations.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Two Cars

You have to like attention.

Or really really want to sell your car.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Life Can Be Tough

I drove up and down some of the less traveled streets in Immokalee,
a town that is home to many of the migrant workers who pick the tomatoes, citrus, etc.

Thursday, April 28, 2016


One store on pricey Fifth Avenue South sells nothing but insulated plastic cups and lids.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Naples Bay Resort

Naples Bay Resort is colorful and pretty, but it is also VERY quiet.
At least it was on a recent weekday morning.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Some of the Regulars and Semi-Regulars

The local Starbucks is where I pause for a bit while trying to decide where to go next.

Linda has been a widow for more than thirty years, raising her daughter by herself.
She is from Illinois.  Before moving to Naples, she did office work for Caterpillar.

Lynn Gay is a realtor, who is always made up and dressed meticulously.  Love her hat.

Back in New Jersey, MaryAnn operates a mobile pizza business with Al.
In Naples, she takes it easy and enjoys life.

Al is from Staten Island.  His main business is IT, 
but on the side he has a mobile pizza business with MaryAnn.

Richard is a bit camera shy, but I wore him down.

Carmelita is Richard's wife.  She has been seen here before, minus Lola.

Bud is from outside Detroit.  He was in the industrial pump, filter and valve business.

Linda is Bud's wife.  She was a bank cashier and worked in a family finance business.

AND, Sammy has been a barista this winter, but a few days ago she left with her husband and baby to go home to upstate New York.  When they get there, Sammy and her husband will rejoin a troupe that gives fire dancing performances.  Breathing fire, fiery hula hoops, etc.  No kidding!

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Nina and the Pinta

Handcrafted replicas of two of Christopher Columbus' three ships -- the Nina and the Pinta --
visited Tin City on Naples Bay last week.  The ships were open for paying visitors,
but I just stood on the bridge and took a picture.