A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida (Naples) and southwest Connecticut (Ridgefield) and New England and other places he goes.
Friday, April 30, 2021
Why did the ducks cross the road?
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Bank of America
The bank's headquarters building on U.S. Route 41 (Tamiami Trail) was built in 1985.
The building makes me think of an ocean liner. It is a very busy road, but I waited until stop lights on both sides of the building paused traffic on both sides of the road.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
We were both waiting for tire repairs. Alex has tattoos all over his body. No themes. Just artwork he likes by tattoo artists he admires. Nice guy.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Giant Swallowtail Butterfly
That is its name. Not just a description. Almost 6 inches wide.
Though I think its real name is Herbert.
Monday, April 26, 2021
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Friday, April 23, 2021
Thursday, April 22, 2021
A Brown Anole
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Roseate spoonbills have been pretty much absent from my community for months. Last week I saw a lone rosie for two days, unfortunately too far for a good photograph. But, you take what you can get.
Monday, April 19, 2021
Sunday, April 18, 2021
A Green Heron
Saturday, April 17, 2021
A great egret caught a good-sized fish. Fortunately, egrets seem able to unhinge their bills to open a big pathway to swallow fish this size whole.
Friday, April 16, 2021
Things to Wonder about at Stoplights
Cat Lady. With rescue and Kennebunkport stickers and Naples plates. Those cats are eating caviar.
"Taught U" in an Ohio State Alumni plate holder?
A Buckeye grad who "taught you"?
Or, a Buckeye grad who taught at the U? Maybe at Ohio State itself? A mystery.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
A Distressed Bald Eagle
Ever hear a bald eagle? For a magnificent big bird, its calls are surprisingly weak.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Caffe Milano is a big award-winning restaurant at the corner of Eighth Street South and Fifth Avenue South in Olde Naples. The interior is clean, light and modern, the menu is casual Tuscan.
Monday, April 12, 2021
I really like this passage from the service area to the main street of Naples.
The paintings bear a "Parker" signature.
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Wind in the Willows
A two decade-old whimsical painting of a well-dressed frog greets shoppers at this longtime dress store at a key intersection on Fifth Avenue South. She now has a friend applying lipstick.
Saturday, April 10, 2021
A Masked Pig
Friday, April 9, 2021
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Some Kind of Ism
Ponce de Leon, the Spanish explorer credited as the first European to discover Florida, stands proudly in front of First Citizens Bank on Tamiami Trail in Naples.
Osceola, the brave leader of the Seminoles, stands virtually ignored in the parking lot behind the bank. That seems wrong to me, but I'll leave it to someone more aware than I to put the right label on it.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
I took a photo for Judy on her cell phone, then one with my camera. Should have noticed that she had not positioned herself well with respect to the statue behind her. My bad.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
A local newspaper now calls it Bonita Buzz Road. There are eight "medical" marijuana shops clustered in the area. Lee County permits the sale and use of marijuana for medical purposes; Collier does not. So far.
There are initiatives statewide and in both counties to permit the sale and use of marijuana for recreational purposes. It is only a matter of time.
Monday, April 5, 2021
Down the Hatch
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Down here, bald eagles usually hang out in pine trees. This one chose a very different tree.
I almost neglected to look for him there.
Friday, April 2, 2021
Back to the Zoo
Before the girls went back to Connecticut, we went to the zoo so the older one could see it, too.
A black-crowned stork was a favorite.
As was a tiger.
And, of course, feeding a giraffe.