Tuesday, October 29, 2013


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

The verdigris really adds character to this little fountain sculpture...and even matches the umbrella! :) Naples, FL

Monday, October 28, 2013


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

Water Lily Drifting

on the water
lilies spread wide,
spinning in giddy circles on a reflection of the sky.
like a blind child stumbling,
they bump against the smooth curve of stones –
pain sends
red flashes
vibrating through the water …
A petal falls,
bright against the black pond,
drifting alone,
it is an uncrewed boat curled upwards by the waves –
before going under.
~ juneday


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

On a little perch, this waterbird looks a bit out of his element high up in the pine tree....but he doesn't seem to care either! ;) Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, FL


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

My photographic equipment doesn't compare, but it doesn't stop me from catching a few shots! :) Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, FL


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

Bougainvillea drapes this garage door frame, but the hard-lined shadows add a fanciful note. Naples, FL


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

All locked up, but someone has the combination! ;) Naples, FL


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

Just an ordinary lawn watering - though one wonders why it isn't scheduled when the sun isn't out to help evaporate it off the grass instead of nourishing the blades... Naples, FL


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

"Splish, splash, I was takin' a bath" - Not quite of Bobby Darrin fame, this guy was nonetheless getting his feathers wet!. On another note, who would have thought there was so much behind a song? Naples, FL


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

Florida tickseed brightens the landscape that appears to be dulling a bit. Though wildflowers and weeds often overlap, they are usually more appreciated when they offer color. :) Naples, FL


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

Hunter's Moon has been aptly named for its bright illumination lasts well into the morning hours and allows a chance for me to photograph it! :) Naples, FL


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

Boo at the Zoo with Luke, an escaped convict [his buddies apparently are back in custody :)]. He looks like he's trying to blend in as a zebra, but I'm not buying it - how about you?! :) Naples Zoo, Naples, FL


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

Nicely mirrored, the rippled water offers both a focused and a blurred view. There always seems to be one point in our vision that stands out in more clarity, while other objects take the back burner. Naples, FL


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

The muhly grass is showing off its blooms. It is beautiful to watch the delicate wisps dance in the sunlight - love this fall show-off! :) Naples, FL

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


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

Another pink 'performance' - this time a powderpuff showing off its long, delicate hairs in a burst reminiscent of fireworks! :) Highlighted by the sun against a dark background, it really deserves star treatment. Naples, FL

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


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

Like the free form clouds, bare branches often invite a response to "What do I resemble?' - my first impression is a very skinny dragon. What do you see and/or what words would you add to enhance the image? Create your own! Remixing, personalizing, manipulating are relatively new vocabulary to describe learning - Like! Naples, FL

Monday, October 14, 2013


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

A rainless week and the 'arid' air has already turned some living things brittle - no matter, this is the 'thinning' time and only the strong survive! :) Naples, FL

Sunday, October 13, 2013


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

The Silk Floss tree is in its glory! The blossoms are so profuse, but I couldn't resist a closer look! :) The beautiful pink in honor of breast cancer month - love the pink across the NFL televised games! :) Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, FL


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

Another pair - this time, pelicans looking in different directions, but keeping an eye on me! :) 11th Ave S & Gulf of Mexico, Naples, FL


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

The top-side and the under-side of the sea grape leaf - so very different and yet with similar lineage....ah, the beauty of our diversity! ;) 2nd Ave N & Gulf of Mexico, Naples, FL

Thursday, October 10, 2013


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

Signage to educate the uninformed about our loggerhead turtle nesting season lines the beach entryway. :) 4th Ave S & Gulf of Mexico, Naples, FL

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


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

The sidewalks won't be empty for long...it's that time of year for transitions from the hot, humid summers to the delightful days of dry, balmy weather....and many seasonal visitors. 3rd St South shopping center, Naples, FL

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


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

A spiny-backed orb weaver with a little more color variation than my Flickr friend Anne Davis captured the other day. They are fascinating creatures and there appeared to be a miniature version (a baby?) of this one also in the web, but need to go back and try to pick that up on the lens. Naples, FL


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

These crimson beauties littered the entry road to the beach access...their rich color highlighted by the bright sunshine. Looks a bit like a hibiscus flower but it falls from a 30 foot tall tree, not a shrub - and the petals spiral out from a base, unlike our typical hibiscus. One more identification mystery - but while its name remains a mystery, its beauty is in plain view. 3rd Ave N & Gulf of Mexico, Naples, FL

Sunday, October 6, 2013


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

Morning at the Naples Pier brings out fishermen/women and walkers, as well as terns and gulls. A glimpse of seasonal change with the dry warmth and a slight breeze...and a promise of at least a couple of nights with A/C at the end of the week (we'll see!!). 13th Ave S & Gulf of Mexico, Naples, FL


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

Plumbago perks up again with recent rains!

The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.
~ Robert Leighton

Friday, October 4, 2013


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

Look what finally showed up in SW Florida? For some reason, Fat Tire has had a difficult time making it to the Sunshine State from the Rockies. Though not much of a beer drinker, the brew was a quench-buster for this TGIF and a virtual toast to my CO/WY/UT family and friends. Naples, FL


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

Eyeing a watchful snowy...delighting in the beauty of nature and wondering how we can so easily complicate the simplicity of 'survival of the fittest' with such politics as evidenced in recent days (and weeks...and years....). Freedom Park, Naples, FL

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


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

Took a short detour through Lake Placid (all of about 6 blocks or so) to shoot some of the the interesting murals on the downtown buildings which depict the history of the town. Fun! E. Interlake Blvd, Lake Placid, FL


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

At the ACE [Adult and Community Educators] of Florida conference presenting 'Curating: It's Not Just for Museums'. Symbaloo appeared to be a highlight for the participants. Always fun to share, especially to a small, but appreciative, group of dedicated educators. Hilton Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL