Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Stephanie is one of eight children. She gathered in Elizabeth Park with her family, all dressed in white and blue for family photographs. So, naturally I barged in and took my own shots.
Stephanie is at the left with daughter Emma, niece Jaheim and nephew Jaida.
Don't you love it when you yell "jump!" to a bunch of strangers and everyone is up in the air?
A recently felled tree was the setting for lots of the photos.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Let's be thankful for family and friends.
And, in my own case, and in particular, for the newest addition to the family, Willa.
One of the carers at the day care facility has a knack for pigtails.
Willa is singing about a tea pot, short and stout.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Last weekend the 27th Old Florida Festival was held on the campus of the
Collier County Museums in Naples.
Seminoles were a loose knit band of Native Americans, primarily Creek Indians and blacks.
Seminoles in Florida engaged in a series of lengthy 19th century battles with the federal
government, resulting in many being resettled in Oklahoma in 1842.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
The Naples Beach and Golf Club occupies a prime location between U.S. Route 41 and the Gulf of Mexico. It has been here for the last 75 years. The family that owns it is said to be shopping it to new owners. Great location on the beach, golf course underwent a major renovation
over the summer, but the hotel building could use some modernization.
Friday, November 18, 2016
I came across 10-12 wood storks on the 17th hole of my golf course, so, after finishing,
I hurried back to the house to pick up a camera with a telephoto lens.
Wood storks are big white wading birds with long beaks and gnarly necks and heads.
They were categorized until 2014 as "endangered" but are now categorized as "threatened."
Yesterday there were fewer wood storks, and they were joined by roseate spoonbills.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The Marco Island Historical Museum is a bit of a giggle, since "Historical" doesn't fit well with a city developed almost exclusively after 1960.
Many of the exhibits are devoted to the Calusas, local Native Americans extinguished in the mid 1700s by famine, pestilence and settlers' rifles. A shaman -- spiritual leader -- pays tribute to the gods with a daily offering. His young apprentice assists in the ceremony.