Monday, September 30, 2013


09.30.13 by colemama
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The proverbial hexagon silhouettes in the morning's dawn - up the road for the last day in September. Lake Placid, FL

Sunday, September 29, 2013


09.29.13 by colemama
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Still chasing dragonflies and love this 'zebra tail' female eastern pondhawk showing off her beauty. Freedom Park, Naples, FL


09.28.13 by colemama
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Such pretty reflections when the sky is clear and the sun is at the right light - in this shot it is almost difficulty to discern what is real and what is reflected. Freedom Park, Naples, FL


09.27.13 by colemama
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Well camouflaged and good thing because there are plenty of predators out there! :) Naples, FL


09.26.13 by colemama
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How many spider webs can you find? Always a fun adventure to find what the camera lens reveals but generally naked to the eye! This muhly grass is starting to show off its colors - must be a change in season. Naples, FL


09.25.13 by colemama
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Spider lilies at the edge of the swamp with a sunny spotlight on the pistil and stamen. Freedom Park, Naples, FL


09.24.13 by colemama
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Funny to see such diversity in texture and light - all within an eyeball's view. 5th Ave S & 8th St, Naples, FL


09.23.13 by colemama
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Just a colorful sunset to end the day!! 3rd Ave N & Gulf of Mexico, Naples, FL

Sunday, September 22, 2013


09.22.13 by colemama
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Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not the fish they are after.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, September 21, 2013


09.21.13 by colemama
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Beach morning glory (aka Railroad Vine) creeps along the beach's upper edge, offering its part in both sand restoration and animal habitat. Not only the sign of a healthy beach, its presence provides a beautiful pop of color with day's first light. North Lake Dr & Gulf of Mexico, Naples, FL


09.20.13 by colemama
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Oh, dear - that really can't be comfortable!! But when you are dog-tired and/or lazy, guess anywhere works! :) Naples, FL


09.19.13 by colemama
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Seeing sunlight and blue skies without a visible cloud becomes a welcome sight when daily storms have brought rain, wind, and gray. Of course, the view was fleeting as the afternoon 'monsoons' marched across the region. Thankfully, rainy season is just about over! Naples, FL


09.18.13 by colemama
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This weed is so pretty with its pretty orange seed pod...and when burst, bright red seeds. Happy to view it, but please stay out of my yard! :) Naples, FL


09.17.13 by colemama
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Rain drops linger on this non-functional hasp, but the lock continues to provide security, albeit minimum. Is it, in fact, mastered? ;) Naples, FL

Monday, September 16, 2013


09.16.13 by colemama
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Had to reverse my steps to see this web - funny how the light does that to you sometimes! Though it is not nearly as sharp as it should be, the abstract nature and the bokeh make up for that loss...Compensation - we do it every day! :) Freedom Park, Naples, FL

Sunday, September 15, 2013


09.15.13 by colemama
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Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
~ Langston Hughes

Saturday, September 14, 2013


09.14.13 by colemama
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Fading, but still pretty...the golden poinciana tree is on the tail end of blooming, but against a mid-September sky, it remains delightful to view! Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, FL

Friday, September 13, 2013


09.13.13 by colemama
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Friday the 13th is a thorny subject for those with friggatriskaidekaphobia, but it was like most Fridays for me - pretty lucky...or at least not unlucky. And it is Friday, after all! ;) Naples, FL


09.12.13 by colemama
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Live your life like a butterfly. Take a rest sometimes, but never forget to fly.

It's all about balance and I'm still seeking... :) Naples, FL

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


09.11.13 by colemama
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Not a great shot, but the solemn nature of our school's 9/11 ceremony was evident in this stillness of an image. A short video adds to the focus of remembrance. LW campus, Naples, FL

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


09.10.13 by colemama
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"Private" conversations out in the open on the softball field bleachers! Cambier Park, Naples, FL

Monday, September 9, 2013


09.09.13 by colemama
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Very small and dainty, these pink flowers are showing off their stamens, which seem disproportionately larger than their petals. Kinda like those barkers larger than their bites?!... Naples, FL

Sunday, September 8, 2013


09.08.13 by colemama
09.08.13, a photo by colemama on Flickr.

Heard this hawk while taking shots in Freedom Park, but I didn't see him until on the way out - so proud and magnificent! Love listening to their calls (there's one in the neighborhood, so we get to hear them often), but even more fun to see them! Freedom Park, Naples, FL


09.07.13 by colemama
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Look who I found in the Children's area of the Naples Botanical Garden! :) Naples, FL


09.06.13 by colemama
09.06.13, a photo by colemama on Flickr.

Trying to blend into the environment so as not to give away his presence to his prey, this little blue heron did a pretty good job until his reflection got in the way! ;) Naples, FL


09.05.13 by colemama
09.05.13, a photo by colemama on Flickr.

New leaves take a growth spurt against the sapphire sky! Naples, FL


09.04.13 by colemama
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Rain - always rain these days! Waited between showers and a little sun to catch this isolated drop. Naples, FL

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


09.03.13 by colemama
09.03.13, a photo by colemama on Flickr.

A little slice of France, the Bleu Provence restaurant always draws the eye with its clean, but multi-striped, lines of blue and white. The food is pretty darn good, too! :) Naples, FL

Monday, September 2, 2013


09.02.13 by colemama
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Some shaggy palms are silhouetted against the near end of a tropical Labor Day. For many this day is a season changer - both weather-wise and 'back to school'. We will start our third week of school and will likely need another month to six weeks before the temperature moderates....but the labor-filled day was still much appreciated! :) 7th Ave N & Gulfshore Blvd, Naples, FL

Sunday, September 1, 2013


09.01.13 by colemama
09.01.13, a photo by colemama on Flickr.

Early morning remains of the previous night's rain makes its impressions on the road, while a solitary bicyclist makes his way far below the speed limit BTW! 12th St S, Naples, FL


08.31.13 by colemama
08.31.13, a photo by colemama on Flickr.

Bananas grow nicely in this tropical summer heat and rain...and we've had plenty of it this year! From one extreme (quite prolific) to another ("We have no bananas today"), there always seems to be a steady constant. Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, FL


08.30.13 by colemama
08.30.13, a photo by colemama on Flickr.

A common buckeye butterfly find a moment of rest...just in time for the long (thankfully!) three day weekend. Though we've only been in the fall semester for a couple of weeks, this break will be one to capitalize on the need for organization of too many plate-spinning activities! :) Naples, FL


08.29.13 by colemama
08.29.13, a photo by colemama on Flickr.

Need to find out what this is...finding it all over town and don't remember it from the many years of living here. Has it always been here and just having a good blooming year due to all the rain or is it something new that landscapers are using more of in their designs... 4th Ave N & Gulfshore Blvd, Naples, FL


08.28.13 by colemama
08.28.13, a photo by colemama on Flickr.

A couple of avocados left on this tree - but will have to wait for them to drop...or get the ladder out. No matter, they undoubtedly need additional ripening time. So that gives enough time to decide on what to do with them: Grilled Shrimp, Mango, and Avocado; Cool Southwestern Salad with Corn and Avocado; Avocado Fries; or just stick with Guacamole! :) Naples, FL


08.27.13 by colemama
08.27.13, a photo by colemama on Flickr.

One of the newly built 'for sale' homes in the neighborhood is nicely landscaped with many palm trees. I like the eyebrow shutter, though it is purely decorative...and another reflection! 3rd St N, Naples, FL


08.26.13 by colemama
08.26.13, a photo by colemama on Flickr.

Rainy conditions are scattered with occasional sunshine - just in time for this reflection. 4th Ave N & Gulfshore Blvd, Naples, FL