Thursday, December 14, 2017

Nursery logs

Hurricane Irma knocked down a lot of trees at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, including some of the named, hundreds of years old, tall cypress trees.  It isn't all bad.  Most of the trees just toppled where they were.  The ones that landed on boardwalks have been pushed into the swamp, where -- as
"nursery logs" -- they will host insect families, ferns, orchids and other life.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Anhinga Nest

A female anhinga nested in a tree in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

The male was nearby but mostly obstructed from view by twigs and leaves.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Five Dolphins

If Hurricane Irma decapitates your favorite five-stemmed tree, what do you do?

A woman in Bonita Springs called Hector Najera Sola of Naples Mahogany Chainsaw Art
and got five frolicking dolphins.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Pet Grooming

On the side of a pet grooming and boarding business in Naples.

Is this a mural?  A sign?  A painting?  I don't know.  You decide.  Monday Mural.

Sunday, December 10, 2017


A lady in red near the McLaren in front of the Inn on Fifth added a bit of interest.

Auriana said her nephew loves fancy cars so she was texting him a photo of the McLaren.

And if you have any idea how I managed to get the sign, planters and background crisp
and in focus but the lighted balls moving, I would love to know.  

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Naples Players

A community ensemble of amateur performers puts on plays in Sugden Plaza.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Yuletide Gardens

A young guy in a modest Naples neighborhood REALLY likes Christmas.