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.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Peace Symbol


When the peace symbol was designed in the late 1950s,
did anyone think it would become a sculpture in a high end shopping mall?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Gunther


Gunther is a scientist with a Ph.D. in things about viruses that I don't understand.
He and his wife were born in Vienna.
They moved to the USA for Gunther to pursue post-doctoral studies.  
Before retiring, he headed research at a Massachusetts biotech company.

Gunther is a talented runner, swimmer, cyclist and photographer, and a healthy eater.
I hate him.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A 1927 Cottage


Lots of viewers prefer cottages to mansions.  I don't blame you.
This cottage on 11th Avenue South was once called Morning Glory Cottage,
but the morning glories on the porch are gone.
Two blocks to the beach, two blocks to shopping and restaurants.

Linked to Ruby Tuesday.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Do Gates Turn a Big House into a Mansion?


It is hard to have a fancier pair of gates than this big house, don't you think?


This big house is in contention for fanciest gates, 
and the house has a formal fa├žade.  Is it big and imposing enough to be a mansion?


These gates are not as fancy, but they guard a very big and very imposing house.
It is a mansion, isn't it?


This one has a strong and imposing gate and the house is big and impressive.
I think we have found a mansion.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Maybe it Takes a Fountain to Be a Mansion


If a fancy fountain is needed, this house has one, but I can't see the house
well enough to know if it is a mansion.


This house has a smaller fountain, and it isn't working.
But, the house is plenty big.  Maybe it is a mansion?


What about this one?  I don't think mansions have awnings.

I think I need to keep looking.