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Paul Goldfinger © Ft. Myers, Fla. c.2013




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By popular demand on Blogfinger. Sanibel Island Florida. 2017. Girls in their summer clothes.


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Ft. Myers, Fla. Bunche Beach.  Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

EMMA STONE AND RYAN GOSLING,  from the movie  La La Land: (original music won two Academy Awards:)    “A Lovely Night.”

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This wading shore bird video was was obtained by Eileen Goldfinger in Jan 2017 in Ft. Myers, in our backyard.  It is 3-4.5 feet in height with a wingspan of 5.5-6.6 feet. Yet it only weighs 5-6 pounds due to its hollow bones.  In flight it can cruise at 20-30 mph.

The Great Blue can be found year round over most of the U.S. and Central America. They hunt alone but nest in colonies. They are often seen by Wesley Lake or Fletcher Lake. They are very good fishermen.

In the video you can see how still they stand before they make a move.  Don’t stop watching until you get to the end.   Please put the music on first, and then the video.



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Captiva Island, Florida. 2012. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Captiva Island, Florida. 2012. By Paul Goldfinger © Click left for full view.

ART FARMER (1928-1999)  made an album in 1958 with the great pianist Bill Evans. It is called “Modern Art.” The group consists of Art Farmer on trumpet,  Bill Evans on piano, Benny Golson on tenor sax, Addison Farmer on bass and Dave Bailey on drums.  

The song “Like Someone in Love” was written in 1944 for a film called “Belle of the Yukon.”  Jimmy Van Heusen wrote the music, and Johnny Burke—the lyrics. This is one of the great love songs of all time, but you won’t hear the lyrics on this version.    Being an old saxman, I love the interplay between the sax and the trumpet early in the song. Listen for it.

—-Paul Goldfinger  (reposted from August 2013 on Blogfinger)


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Naples Botanical Gardens. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Naples Botanical Garden. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©



“The Louisiana Fairytale”



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Food Bank on Gladiolus Avenue in Fort Myers, Fla.  Paul Goldfinger ©  March, 2016.

Food Pantry on Gladiolus Avenue in Fort Myers, Fla. Paul Goldfinger © March, 2016.  Click to enlarge


By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

Colors do affect emotions.  Designers and marketers are very interested in how colors effect our moods.  There are scientists who specialize in this subject.

So whenever I pass the Food Pantry in Fort Myers, I wonder about the colors. It seems like some thought went into this yellow-green color scheme.

Is this just an attempt to create a cheerful tint for those who go there, sort of like rose-colored glasses?   Or is there a message there having to do with food sustainability or more generally, the environment?  Is the message, “For those of you who come here, know that we are interested in more than merely filling your bellies?”

We don’t know what goes on inside, or what it looks like inside, but the message I see is that those poor people who come for assistance receive more than some canned vegetables.  They probably receive heaping portions of good will, smiles, compassion, and support.

NATASHA PATAMAPONGS  From An Afternoon with Bob James

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Sanibel Causeway. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

Sanibel Causeway. By Paul Goldfinger. ©


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Gulf of Mexico near Sanibel Island, Fla. Paul Goldfinger photograph 2014. ©

Gulf of Mexico near Sanibel Island, Fla. Paul Goldfinger photograph 2014. ©

Europeans are fond of taking a month off and caravanning from place to place during their summer “holiday.”   This couple from France flew to Quebec and rented this mobile home.  They stopped on the Causeway between Fort Myers and Sanibel Island.

He had been fishing and returned to the van for a nap.  She was having a smoke outside when I strolled over to briefly chat.   She was very mellow and relaxed while studying the seagulls and the calm of the Gulf where there were no barriers, boardwalks, restrictions, parking problems or life guards  blowing whistles.  These people sure know how to have a good time.


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The Thomas Edison Estate in Fort Myers, Florida.  Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

The Thomas Edison Estate in Fort Myers, Florida. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©



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