Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Arthrex is a dazzlingly successful private company that designs and produces medical devices, primarily for orthopedics.  Its global headquarters is in North Naples.  Its campus seems to have a permanent fleet of cranes constructing one building after another.

Arthrex pioneered the field of arthroscopy and develops more than 1,000 innovative products and procedures each year.  It has 4,750 employees globally, with about 3,000 in southwest Florida.

Monday, November 18, 2019


Barbara's salt-and-pepper hair and gray-and-black top caught my attention.

Her career included time with a ready-to-wear clothing line, managing a clothing store,
doing the in-store displays for a furniture store, and staging houses for sale.

Ohio-born, Barbara has lived in many places, from Baltimore to Boston
to Tampa and now, for the last year, Naples.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Naples Bay

There are impressive boats wherever you look.  Ka-ching.

They say the two best days in the life of boaters are when they buy a boat and when the sell it.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Holocaust Museum

The Holocaust Museum in Naples moved into bigger quarters last week.

In the lobby, a wall-sized photomosaic of Anne Frank meets visitors.
It is made from 2,304 small individual images of the Holocaust.  The artist is Robert Silvers.

Coming closer, one sees an eye take form.

Even closer one can study the constituent, often disturbing images.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Fire Station No. 1

The City of Naples' newest fire station, emergency response center and fire department administration headquarters opened six months ago in downtown Naples, next to City Hall.
It was designed to withstand hurricanes.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Great White Egret and Roseate Spoonbill

Two handsome specimens foraged in a marsh beside the golf course.
I need to adjust my camera settings to get more feather detail.