Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

In Connecticut for a week.  Sharing Thanksgiving with Susie and her family.
Before they arrived, I drove around Elizabeth Park on a wet, overcast, late fall day.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Old Route 41

Old Route 41 runs through the City of Bonita Springs.  The City leaders upgraded it from a rickety old local road to an attractively landscaped street that might -- they hope -- stimulate economic development.  They even installed a traffic circle that the locals are struggling to figure out. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Setting the Pace

This sculpture by Colorado artist Jane DeDecker sits in Riverside Park in Bonita Springs.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Everglades Wonder Gardens

The Everglades Wonder Gardens is an "Old Florida"-style attraction that has been on life support for a decade or more.  The City of Bonita Springs stepped in two years ago, provided funding 
to rescue it, turned it into a nonprofit and hired a new executive director.

The Wonder Gardens was clobbered by Hurricane Irma.  But, with more help from the City and 200 volunteers, fifty truckloads of fallen trees and debris were removed from the park.  
The park opened again last week.  Today's post is linked to Monday Mural.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Doctors Pass

Damage to roofs and pool cages and uprooted trees, along with the debris piles, are the most visible damage from Hurricane Irma.  But, in many cases the storm redistributed beach sand.  Friends on Sanibel have had their beach doubled in depth, receiving sand lost by Captiva.

Doctors Pass is at a vulnerable location in Naples, where Moorings Bay joins the Gulf of Mexico.  Collier County has approved a $2 million project to rebuild and extend a jetty and replace the 
beach sand that was lost.  The project has already begun and will take four months.

Saturday, November 18, 2017


This is the sunset that led to the afterglow I showed yesterday.
Gulls and pelicans roost on the further pilings.

Friday, November 17, 2017


The pilings on Naples Beach at Third Street South are a good spot to view the afterglow
that follows a sunset.  Weekend Reflections.