Thursday, March 31, 2011


03.31.11, originally uploaded by colemama.

This lovely view (sans the cars in the temporary parking in the background) is from the 2nd floor breezeway of the classroom building on the Collier campus of Edison State College. The profuse bougainvillea vines twist and turn among the arbor structures outside the Learning Resources building, which overlooks a small lake (actually a retention pond). The lyre sculpture in the lake harmonizes nicely with the natural and pristine scene...and adds a certain elegance, as well.

This scene has many memories, as my connections with the college are both transient and deep, both intense and fleeting. Time has a way of changing our perceptions...and yet 'the more things change, the more they remain the same' (attributed to Jean-Baptists Alphonse Karr). So many paradoxes, so many puzzles - it's nice to allow my eyes to rest on a pleasing scene! Edison State College - Collier Campus, Lely Cultural Pkwy, Naples, FL


  1. Have never seen bougainvillea vines before now! How very lovely! That bright pink/red really stands out in the shot!

  2. Susan took the words right out of my mouth. Wow!

  3. So much greenery and colour! Beautiful.