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Great White near the Camelia River in Tropicana Co-Op, Ft. Myers, Fla. Paul Goldfinger ©  January 2019.

 

The Great White is  about 3 feet tall, a little shorter than the Great Blue.  It has long black legs.   It weighs a little over 2 pounds, but its wing span is 4 feet.  Around the time when Ocean Grove was founded, the Great White Egret was endangered due to the needs of the hat industry. But it has come roaring back.  It hunts for fish and small animals like frogs.

 

JOHN DENVER:  from his Greatest Hits album

 

 

 

 

 

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Sanibel Causeway (Fla.) connects Sanibel Island with the mainland. January 1, 2020. Paul Goldfinger photograph © These riders were headed to the Island.

 

RAY CHARLES:

 

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Edison winter estate. Ft. Myers, Fla. 2019. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

 

By Paul Goldfinger,  Blogfinger.net

Thomas Edison had over 1000 patents, so he undoubtedly had lots of dough.  His estate on the Caloosahatchee River is lovely, but quite unassuming.  This is his kitchen.  He and his wife had a maid and probably a cook.

As you can imagine, the home was well lit with lots of light bulbs and lighting fixtures.   We have photographed other rooms as well as the property.

Just type Edison Estate or Thomas Edison into the search box at the top of this home page.

 

ANDY FARBER AND HIS ORCHESTRA:  “Midnight, the Stars, and You.”   (Hey Tommy—-please turn on the lights!   I can’t find the phonograph!)

 

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Paul Goldfinger photograph. Miconopy, Fla.. December 15, 2019. ©  Click to enlarge.  M-9

 

BROOKS AND DUNN:  “Neon Moon.”

 

 

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By Paul Goldfinger, 2013 ©

By Paul Goldfinger, 2013 ©

BUDDY HOLLY:

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Fort Myers, Florida. Paul Goldfinger photograph. 2014 ©

Fort Myers, Florida. Paul Goldfinger photograph. 2014 ©  Click to enlarge.

ADAM LEVINE   “No One Else Like You.”    From the movie score Begin Again

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Naples Florida, southwest Florida. Paul Goldfinger © March 2016.

Naples,  southwest Florida. Choppy waters on the Gulf of Mexico.    Paul Goldfinger © March 2016. Click to enlarge.  Re-post. 2016.

 

Naples is a fabulous city in southwest Florida. The downtown is elegant with beautiful shops and restaurants. Yet, despite attracting tourists, the beaches are open and uncrowded. That’s because they don’t want to attract throngs, so there is plenty of parking and no mega events to force the residents into their homes such as happens in Ocean Grove and continues into September and beyond. This photograph is from March, peak season for southern Florida.

 

MATT MONRO   from the movie The Sand Pebbles.

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sunset florida

Bunche Beach. Fort Myers, Florida. Paul Goldfinger ©.

 

Sunset

By Charles Pierre

 

The offshore sky

is undone

as light slips away:

 

When the blues die

in flame,

and the last display

 

of red ends its slide

seaward,

drowning the day.

 

CACHAO.  “Si Me Pudieras Querer”

 

 

 

 

 

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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.”

DON CHERRY AND WILLIE NELSON

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Fort Myers, Florida. By Paul Goldfinger. February, 2015. ©

Fort Myers, Southwest Florida. By Paul Goldfinger. February, 2015. © Click to enlarge.

 

Downtown Fort Myers, Florida. First Street is the main street—not Main Street.    The place hums and doesn’t roar. It has a slow pace, like much of the South. A historic downtown slowly comes back to life on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River.

By Paul Goldfinger. March, 2015

JESSICA MOLASKEY    from the album Pentimento  (Ken Peplowski on clarinet)

Jessica Molaskey

Jessica Molaskey

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