Sunday, March 18, 2018

St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Naples St. Patrick's Day Parade brought the customary throngs to 
Third Street South and Fifth Avenue South yesterday.

Nothing like a good bagpipe band.

One of the Irish dancing schools.

Tossing candies and green beads.

A stilt walker.

The biggest cheers were given to the New York City's firefighters, whose float has
343 American flags, one for each firefighter who died in the September 11, 2001,
attack on the World Trade Center.

Friday, March 16, 2018


I went back to see the two eaglets living in the nest featured in the Eaglecam at Dick Pritchett Real Estate in North Fort Myers.  The parents -- mother Harriett and father M15 -- were away searching for food.  One of the eaglets was in the nest, out of sight.  But, one eaglet looked out.

It was a cloudy day, without the best light, but I thought that this image would be helpful in showing the eaglet and two of the popular webcams that hundreds of thousands of people like to watch.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

R.I.P. Chastity

A roadside memorial to Chastity sits on the side of the road in Buckingham, a rural neighborhood in Fort Myers.  42-year old Chastity died a few days before Christmas in 2016.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Randy and Donna

While I was talking with Ron about his flags, Randy stopped to buy a Confederate flag.
Donna stayed in Randy's truck.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Flag Seller

Ron sells flags out of his truck near an exit from Interstate Route 75.  Confederate flags are prominent among them.  Ron is quick to say, "They aren't political, but this is the South, 
and lots of people like them here."  Maybe.

Monday, March 12, 2018

They were here first

One panel of a mural on the side of a building along Old Route 41 in Bonita Springs.
I will save the other panels for future weeks so I can participate in Monday Mural.
The artist is Jarrett Stinchcomb, who grew up in Marco Island but now lives in Naples.