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Sanibel Island in southwest Florida. It has 15 miles of sandy beaches. At its eastern tip is the famous Sanibel Lighthouse and the fishing pier, seen above.  Paul Goldfinger photo. ©   Click to enlarge.  Tri-X collection. c.1999.



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Lakes Park Farmers Market. Paul Goldfinger photo. March, 2015.

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Boynton Beach still-life. By Paul Goldfinger. March, 2017. ©  You will have to click and enlarge.


I generally don’t  like to photograph trees or other still lifes. But this photograph taken at a nature preserve in Boynton Beach, Florida (east coast) is not about the trees.

You can win a genuine Paul Goldfinger  (me!) black and white signed photograph mounted on mat board and ready to sit on a shelf in your house. No frame is needed or desired. It is an objet d’art, if I say so myself, which I do now.  Be the first to identify the creature in the tree.

And while you are searching, start the music (below) to add a soundtrack to your quest.



We have a winner.  5 Blogfinger readers spotted the little owl, but Lee Morgan was first.  We also saw an owl family, Mom, Pop and 2 kids, but I didn’t get that photo.  The kids got wet and dried themselves with a towl.

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Tommy Bahama’s restaurant in Naples, Florida. Paul Goldfinger photo © February, 2017. Click to enlarge

Link to our 2016 post about Tommy Bahama in Naples  (Fla, not Italy)

Naples, Florida 2016

EMMA STONE AND RYAN GOSLING   “City of Stars”  From the movie La La Land  (Academy Award winning soundtrack)

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Ft. Myers’ Bunche Beach. 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo.  Click to enlarge.

SARAH BRIGHTMAN  “O Mio Babbino Caro”  from her album Classics.  The composer is Giacomo Puccini from his opera Gianni Schicchi

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Sanibel Island Causeway, Florida. Gulf of Mexico. March, 2017.  Great Egret. Note the black bill and legs. By Eileen Goldfinger, Blogfinger staff.  ©


Great Egret with yellow-orange bill. Photograph at the Green Cay (marshland) in Palm Beach County, Fla. Paul Goldfinger photograph. Click to see the tail feathers. These birds almost became extinct when the hat industry demanded their feathers.  March, 20217 ©

Identifying birds like these white shore birds can sometimes be difficult because such birds are often similar.  These might be called the Great White Egret, the Snowy Egret or the Great White Heron.  The color characteristics can vary according to the season and the age of the bird.

The one on top stood still for long periods and then moved its legs very slowly before making a sudden thrust into the water with its bill. —-PG

THE ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC with Christopher Hogwood. It’s George Frederic Handel’s  “Water Music Suite #21”

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Lakes Park Farmers Market. Ft. Myers, Florida. By Paul Goldfinger © 3/8/17.  Click for more details.

And speaking of sweet things, here are the Chiffons with “Sweet Talkin’ Guy”


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Gulf of Mexico. 3/6/17.   Sanibel Island is known for sea shelling. Discoveries are made every day. The National Sea Shell Museum is there. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to enlarge.


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Lighthouse Beach, Sanibel Island, southwest Fla. March 5,

Kite boarder. Lighthouse Beach, Sanibel Island, southwest Fla. March 5, 2017. Paul Goldfinger photo.   Click to enlarge.  ©

SHAKIRA   “Sale el Sol”  (The sun rises)

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Off the Sanibel Island Causeway. Morning, Feb 26, 2017 © Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Off the Sanibel Island Causeway. Morning, Feb 26, 2017 © Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Wind surfer #2 Blogfinger photo. ©

Wind surfer #2 Blogfinger photo. ©  Click to enlarge any of these photos.

Wrapping it up. Blogfinger photo © 2/26/17.

Wrapping it up. Blogfinger photo © 2/26/17.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net

They are a group of about eight friends who met on this beautiful Sunday morning, for a session of wind surfing.  The group meets at various locations where conditions might be ideal.  They told me that the winds were good for about one hour this morning, just enough time to form a line and catch the breezes as they surfed around in a big continuous circle, like sail boats do.   It is a strenuous sport, and you have to be in good condition; the surfers were a mix of men and women of varied ages.

I watched their session as the wind caught their colorful sales and propelled them at high speed through the calm surf. It wasn’t easy to stay afloat.

I got a chance to take some photos, then, as they reorganized on shore, we chatted for a while.  One of them, a professional piano tuner, gave me her card. I promised to send them some photos, which I did.

They all seemed to have a wonderful fun time. They were laughing and chatting away on the beach as they explained how good this sport made them feel. One of them said, “It’s a great workout.”


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