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.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Art Show

There was a small art show at the Promenade shopping center in Bonita Springs.

Don Waterhawk and his wife create works with pearls, shells turquoise and silver-finished pewter embellishing glass decanters, champagne flutes and similar items.

 Carolyn Currie is a Connecticut landscape painter whose works emphasize sky, water and birds. 

Dennis W Stuart is a Connecticut artist with a subdued palette.

Jane Vallejo is a Naples artist who paints but also designs and makes 
dresses and other clothes based on her paintings.

AJ and her husband Jack Ferrell are artists who work with ceramic tiles.
Jack makes his own glazes.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Dolly operates an unpretentious (but very good!) restaurant on Bonita Beach Road.
She started ballroom dancing a dozen years ago to have something to do in the evenings.
She has gone on to compete (and win) in numerous national and international competitions.

When paying my bill, I asked Dolly if she had won any championships recently.
"Yes, last month I won a national championship."  She is not much bigger than a
postage stamp, but her warmth and magnetic personality are huge.
Congratulations, Dolly.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


There is something elegant about Florida shorebirds that makes them fascinating.

Monday, December 4, 2017


Seeing only the first photo of today's post, you would think Ricardo is a dour man.  
Admit it.  You did, didn't you?

In reality, Ricardo is a happy man who laughs and smiles a lot.
Note to self:  Get a little more data before making judgments. 

Ricardo meets in Riverside Park on Sundays with his friends to talk about their love of Christ.