Friday, March 16, 2018


I went back to see the two eaglets living in the nest featured in the Eaglecam at Dick Pritchett Real Estate in North Fort Myers.  The parents -- mother Harriett and father M15 -- were away searching for food.  One of the eaglets was in the nest, out of sight.  But, one eaglet looked out.

It was a cloudy day, without the best light, but I thought that this image would be helpful in showing the eaglet and two of the popular webcams that hundreds of thousands of people like to watch.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

R.I.P. Chastity

A roadside memorial to Chastity sits on the side of the road in Buckingham, a rural neighborhood in Fort Myers.  42-year old Chastity died a few days before Christmas in 2016.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Randy and Donna

While I was talking with Ron about his flags, Randy stopped to buy a Confederate flag.
Donna stayed in Randy's truck.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Flag Seller

Ron sells flags out of his truck near an exit from Interstate Route 75.  Confederate flags are prominent among them.  Ron is quick to say, "They aren't political, but this is the South, 
and lots of people like them here."  Maybe.

Monday, March 12, 2018

They were here first

One panel of a mural on the side of a building along Old Route 41 in Bonita Springs.
I will save the other panels for future weeks so I can participate in Monday Mural.
The artist is Jarrett Stinchcomb, who grew up in Marco Island but now lives in Naples.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Only Thing Certain is Change

A new and fancier building on Naples' main street is taking shape.  Unfortunately, it replaces some of the small one-story buildings that added character.  But, developers aren't done yet.  
Now there is a big hole in the ground next door.

I am not opposed to development.  Many times it is an improvement.  I am just sad to see the smaller and quirkier buildings that housed local shops and restaurants being replaced with new buildings a bit too grand, uniform and big for the street, and that price out the little guys.  An eclectic mix was nicer.

Saturday, March 10, 2018


Rehearsals for the Sudden Theater take place outside during the week.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Camargo Arcade

Camargo Arcade leads to Jane's Cafe, my favorite Naples restaurant for brunch.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

People I Have Met Recently

United Arts Council of Collier County has a pop-up gallery in a vacant store in the Shops at the Village on Venetian Bay.  Marvin D. Rouse is one of the three artists whose works are shown.
He was in the gallery the day I visited.

Mary was the naturalist on a sunset cruise in Rookery Bay.  She is a volunteer for
the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, the sponsor of the cruise.

Danielle works at Naples Soap Company on Fifth Avenue South in Naples.

Emmy welcomes visitors to Everglades Wonder Garden.

And Peter was at an event in Cambier Park.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Hanging Baskets

Hang a few colorful baskets and the look of a place improves markedly.

Fifth Avenue South and Sixth Street.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018


Everglades Wonder Garden in Bonita Springs has a bunch of flamingos.  The attendant told me that they are very long-lived.  These are 37 years old.  What is the correct name for "a bunch of flamingos"?  Why, a stand, a colony, a regiment or a flamboyance.  Bet you didn't know that.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Donut Shop

I'm back in Naples.

The drive home from the airport goes past this old donut shop on Bonita Beach Road and 
Old Route 41.  For some inexplicable reason, the donut shop has a conventional mural
on its side.  No, sorry, I can't explain it.  Visit Monday Mural for more photos of murals.

Sunday, March 4, 2018


The trip to Connecticut was a quick one, for granddaughter Hazel's first birthday.
Happy Birthday, Sweetheart.

Saturday, March 3, 2018


Winter Storm Riley.  Rain or snow with very strong winds.  Obviously, not Naples.
In Ridgefield, Connecticut, to celebrate Hazel's first birthday.  Nasty flooding along the coast,
but Ridgefield is high so there are a couple of inches of snow with high winds.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Onward and Upward

Younger granddaughter Hazel was one year old on Wednesday.
My daughter Susie captured this wonderful photo of a sweet little girl moving upward.
Keep going, Hazel, but please don't hurry.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Surfer Girl

Probably no older than eight, this little surfer girl rode the waves at Naples Beach.

Dad coached and encouraged her.

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