Sunday, November 19, 2017

Doctors Pass

Damage to roofs and pool cages and uprooted trees, along with the debris piles, are the most visible damage from Hurricane Irma.  But, in many cases the storm redistributed beach sand.  Friends on Sanibel have had their beach doubled in depth, receiving sand lost by Captiva.

Doctors Pass is at a vulnerable location in Naples, where Moorings Bay joins the Gulf of Mexico.  Collier County has approved a $2 million project to rebuild and extend a jetty and replace the 
beach sand that was lost.  The project has already begun and will take four months.

Saturday, November 18, 2017


This is the sunset that led to the afterglow I showed yesterday.
Gulls and pelicans roost on the further pilings.

Friday, November 17, 2017


The pilings on Naples Beach at Third Street South are a good spot to view the afterglow
that follows a sunset.  Weekend Reflections.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Two Greeters

The Baker Museum at Artis-Naples suffered water damage in Hurricane Irma.  It will be closed all season.  Greeters are posted at the courtyard entrance to steer visitors to the parts of Artis-Naples
that are still open.  I was there for the changing of the guard.

Sally Ann is proudly in her 80s.  Originally from Buffalo, NY, she has 11 children (not a typo).  After the last child left home, Sally Ann went back to college, got her degree and became a teacher.
She lives now in Florida because New York winters are too cold.  Sally Ann is an avid kayaker.

Caroline is a high school senior.  This is her first job.  She plays saxophone in the high school band and likes working here so she can see the concerts for free.  Caroline plans to go
to college next year, maybe the University of Florida.

My laptop is back.  The operating system was re-installed and it has a new battery.  Whew!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Some Recent Pics

While I wait for my laptop to be repaired and returned to me (fingers crossed), here are some recent pics that I was able to get to.

A boy climbing.

Two pre-teens giggling about a selfie.

Yabba Island Grill, a Fifth Avenue South casual restaurant.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Irma Again

When I posted recently that Naples doesn't look as bad as I expected post-Irma, I didn't mean to imply that there are no visible signs of damage.  Scenes like this are everywhere.

My laptop has been with the Apple Store since last Thursday.  Until I get it back, I will be marking time with the photos that I can reach without accessing my laptop . . .

Monday, November 13, 2017

Fifth Avenue South

Fifth Avenue South is the most prominent shopping and restaurant street in Naples.
A building boom is going on.

 Simple, low-rise buildings are being bought and torn down, to be replaced by bigger and fancier buildings.  Rents go up, small stores and restaurants can't afford them and move out.
I do worry about killing the goose that laid the golden eggs . . .