A great afternoon at the beach.
A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida (Naples) and southwest Connecticut (Ridgefield) and New England and other places he goes.
The little visitors love Royal Scoop ice cream.
Cotton candy and cherry vanilla were the chosen flavors.
Swallow-tailed kites are back. Like clockwork, they return to Southwest Florida with the return of spring.
In addition to all the wonderful live animals, the Naples Zoo has an exhibition of LEGO sculptures of many of the featured animals at the zoo.
An exhibition of works by Dale Chihuly closed recently at Artis Naples. Red Reeds was exhibited outside, in the space between the performance spaces and the Baker Museum. Two generous couples joined together to buy the installation for Artis Naples' permanent collection.
A little blue heron has dark eyes, dark bill and dark legs. In breeding season its bill develops this lighter blue up to its eyes. A tricolored heron has a white stripe down its throat and the the front of its neck, a white belly, a white tuft off the back of its head, orange eyes and a yellow bill and legs.
In 1874, a branch of the railroad line from Norwalk to Danbury was extended into Ridgefield, a short distance from the growing downtown. Wealthy New Yorkers could now reach Ridgefield easily. Some built mansions with hilltop views of the Long Island Sound, some of the Hudson River.
The spur line was abandoned in 1925 when automobiles made many other towns easily reachable. The former terminus is now incorporated into a hardware and building supply business. A very nice trail for walking, running and bicycling has taken the place of the abandoned rail line.
It is big but otherwise not a very special house.
Americans have always flown the flag. After 9/11, it seemed that even more Americans flew it.
Today it confuses me. When I see an American flag flown conspicuously on a day that is not a national holiday, I wonder about it. Is the person conventionally patriotic? Or a Trump supporter?
Titicus Farm is a handsome Victorian not far from Ridgefield's downtown, on the way out of town on North Salem Road. I showed it two years ago in summer.
Back in Ridgefield to watch the girls while they are in quarantine and parents are working. A pre-school classmate tested positive last week, but the girls have tested negative.
The Cass Gilbert Fountain is Ridgefield's symbol. You saw it on October 2, 2020 surrounded by yellow chrysanthemums. In the winter it is lit and encased in glass for protection,
A big bronze sculpture with representative animals from each of the seven continents has a prominent location near the entrance of Naples Botanical Garden.
It is a 2005 work by Gary Lee Price, on permanent loan by the artist.
A favorite image from my archives.
At the World Trade Center Memorial, three young people paused by a glass wall to study their guidebook.
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