As does the Cass Gilbert Fountain, in a traffic island across the street.
A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida (Naples) and southwest Connecticut (Ridgefield) and New England and other places he goes.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Two Ridgefield Neighbors
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Peeking in Windows
Monday, November 28, 2022
Light the Lights
Sunday, November 27, 2022
All I wanted was a pair of warm leather gloves to wear on an upcoming trip to cold weather countries. Probably can't find them in Florida. Cost more than I wanted to spend and not exactly what I had in mind, but at least I can cross that off my list.
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Yesterday was a big day. Wessel made the requested strawberry birthday tart.
The girls made are at ages at which it is rare for them just to smile for a photo.
But Sequoia is happy to pose.
Friday, November 25, 2022
The Boys and Girls Club of Ridgefield puts on a 5K race on Thanksgiving morning. Yesterday's was the 41st year of the event. The kids' one mile race was first. It was cold!
The start of the adults' 5K went on for quite a while with ~1100 runners.
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Back in Connecticut for a Week
Back to see Susie and her family for Thanksgiving and her birthday.
A realtor's office has Ridgefield posters in the window. They are new but done in the style of posters from the first half of the 20th century. I like some of them but can't think of where I would put one.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Monday, November 21, 2022
Everglades Wonder Garden
Sunday, November 20, 2022
People in Fort Myers, including some on the city council, are complaining that the parking garage at the end of First Street isn't a color that fits with other buildings on the city's main drag.
Amazing the things people can find to complain about.
Saturday, November 19, 2022
3. Red Reeds
A third, and the newest, Chihuly installation is Red Reeds. It was installed in the Norris Garden outside Baker Museum, against the concert hall of Artis Naples, as part of an exhibition from the Chihuly studio in 2020-2021.
At the end of the exhibition, Jay and Patty Baker (the philanthropists for whom the Baker Museum is named) and Jeannette and Herbert Evert combined to purchase the installation and donate it.
Red Reeds consists of a field of 145 glass pieces 123 inches (10.25 feet) in height, 512 inches (42.5) feet wide and 21 inches deep.
When hurricanes threaten Southwest Florida, like the recent visit from Hurricane Ian, Artis-Naples staff quickly disassemble the installation and store it.
A fourth Chihuly installation is a huge red chandelier in Artis-Naples' concert hall. I will try to remember to photograph it and show it next time I visit the hall.
Friday, November 18, 2022
2. Blue Icicle Chandelier
Thursday, November 17, 2022
1. Persian Seaform Ceiling
Baker Museum has four permanent installations from the Dale Chihuly studio.
One is Persian Seaform Ceiling, which spans the length of an entire corridor on the third floor, sending vivid colorful patterns dancing across the walls and floors below as light filters in from above.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
They are a nearly 11-foot work of formed and fabricated steel, stainless steel and bronze.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Baker Museum has a sobering exhibition of drawings by Mauricio Lasanski. A son of Jewish immigrants who fled to Argentina from Lithuania, Lasanski moved to the USA and became a noted printmaker.
Quite an emotional impact.
Monday, November 14, 2022
Linked to Monday Mural.
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Good luck, Fritzi.
Saturday, November 12, 2022
I like it when they do something, but this juvenile roseate spoonbill just poked around for a while.
Then it took off. Got it!