Thursday, December 31, 2020

Naples Pier

It ended up not being much of a sunset.  But, the sight of
the setting sun through the pier's supports was nice.

It will be a relief to put 2020 behind us, won't it?

Wishes for a Happy New Year are meant even more for 2021 than usual.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

A Found Ball

Many golf balls roll into the water, or the palmettos, or the other hazards at my golf course.

When searching for a stray ball, one sometimes finds balls lost by other golfers.  Golfers often mark their balls to identify them.  Like this one.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

River Otter

He stared at me for quite a while, surprised that I had entered what he thought was a perfect hiding place. 

Monday, December 28, 2020

Marvin D. Rouse

In an industrial area in North Naples, I came across a colorful mural by Marvin D. Rouse behind a building, with tables, chairs and umbrellas in front.

Monday Mural.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Great White Egret

 I stepped on a branch and scared it into flight.  But I was ready.

Friday, December 25, 2020

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Victoria Park


The Victoria Park neighborhood in Naples has a strong tradition of Christmas lighting and decorations.

I visited a few nights ago.  The streets were clogged with cars driving slowly through.  I used my iPhone.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Christmas Tree

 Thinking back on the one 2020 trip, to Cape Cod.  This was in Eastham.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2020


 This restaurant on 13th Avenue South is regularly ranked as the best al fresco dining in Naples and has been listed among the best al fresco dining in America.  The plantings are always amazing, and they don't hold back for the holidays.

Monday, December 21, 2020

A Carol Sing

Socially distanced, of course.  On a chilly night -- for Florida, at least -- in Cambier Park in Olde Naples, just south of Fifth Avenue South.  Hint:  most of these carols could be sung quicker.  They aren't dirges.

Monday, December 14, 2020

The Girl with the Button Earring

 The Aldo Castillo Gallery on Fifth Avenue South is stunning.

This girl is made from handcrafted buttons.  Wow!

Augusto Esquivel (2019).

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Friday, December 11, 2020


 A very fine restaurant on Bonita Beach Road is a vision in blue.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Alan, Beata and Laura

 While on Fifth Avenue South last weekend, I ran into Alan, who does yoga, and Beata and Laura, who are two of the three members of the women's Latin dance troupe, Flodivanas.

Beata and Alan are a couple.

I liked Laura two ways.

The ladies told me Alan can stand on his hands, so he showed me.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Fifth Avenue South

 Last weekend I visited Naples' leading street, Fifth Avenue South.

There was a small and lightly attended show of cars sponsored by the local Porsche club.

There was an art show with just a fraction of the usual number of exhibitors and shoppers.  The exhibitors' tents were well spaced apart and "wear a mask" signs were everywhere.

High end art galleries and restaurants were open and decorated for Christmas, but customers were rare.

It is a terrible time to be a merchant of any kind.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Night Lights

 Naples Botanical Garden's annual holiday event began in late November and runs into January.