Saturday, January 28, 2023

Medieval Faire II


A very expressive guy worked at a barbecue stand.

A soldier waited patiently in line for some food and drink.

A maiden spun around for photos by her man.  I sneaked a photo, too.

Camel rides looked like fun for the little ones.

Another maiden worked in a store that sold bows and arrows, among other things.

A magician took a break from his show.  I overheard him trying to cadge a cigarette from a guy.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Medieval Faire I

Bonita Springs had a Renaissance Faire or Medieval Faire last weekend.

I was told that Vikings were mainly merchants and that their reputation as warriors is unfair.

I don't know what making bubbles in a butterfly-winged pixy outfit has to do with either the Renaissance or Medieval times, but she was having fun and was cute.

Ditto walking on stilts.

If devouring the meat on a turkey bone is a sign of Medieval authenticity, the faire had it.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Pets on Third III

I don't know what story is represented here, but I liked her energy.

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears."

"Giraffes Can't Dance."

I have no idea what the theme was.
But you can't go wrong with a spotted dog, a cute owner and a baby in a wagon.

A literary theme:  "Travels with Charley" by John Steinbeck.

Maybe Peter Pan and Nana?

(I have no idea.)

Little Red Riding Hood, a dog in Grandma's clothes, and a Big Bad Wolf. 

Little Bo Peep with a sheep dog and sheep.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Pets on Third II


I don't remember all of the themes.

I often focused on the dogs.

Advertising for a service I don't understand.

Often it is just cute kids and cute dogs, though this might have been "Charlotte's Web."

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Pets on Third I

 Last Sunday was the 12th annual pets parade to support the Humane Society of Naples, a pet rescue organization.

This year's theme involved tales from books.  I liked this "Wizard of Oz" team.

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears."

"Sheep in a Jeep."  A service dog for the woman behind her is in the Jeep.

"The Grinch" and his reindeer.

The dog was a pickle, but I don't remember the book.

101 Dalmations.

Tripod is a three-legged blind rescue.  My favorite in the parade, regardless of whether there was a book.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls is a wonderful annual fundraiser to support the homeless in Collier County.

Potters donate colorful bowls.

Restaurants donate soups.

  Crowds buy the bowls and the soup and the money goes toward programs that feed the destitute.

And a DJ plays tunes of the '70s and '80s.

Sunday, January 22, 2023

CREW Cypress Dome and Caracara Prairie Trails


CREW's Cypress Dome trails were down the road, so I stopped again.  

This preserve backs up to Collier County's Caracara Prairie Preserve.  It was the third time I have walked these trails, but I still have not spotted a caracara.

An osprey circled over and over.

A female anhinga gazed over the scene.

As did a young wood stork.

A pair of sandhill cranes dug for food.