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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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Paul Goldfinger. Ft.Myers Florida. Edison Estate. 2019. ©

 

HANS ZIMMER, GEOFF ZANELLI, AND BLAKE NEELY—–   “Honor.”  This is the main title theme from the HBO Miniseries The Pacific.

 

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Paul Goldfinger ©.  Captiva Island. Florida.  Pirates once roamed here.   Click on image to enlarge. Tri-X Collection.

 

“All the Things You Are.”   Live with Ken Peplowski  (clarinet) and Friends, honoring Benny Goodman.  Jerome Kern wrote the music, and the words are by Oscar Hammerstein II.

Jazz musicians love this classic.  Charlie Parker said that this song had his favorite lyrics. He used to call it “YATAG” which is an acronym for the lines “you are the angel glow” in the “B” part of the tune.

“You are the promised kiss of springtime
That makes the lonely winter seem long
You are the breathless hush of evening
That trembles on the brink of a lovely song.
You are the angel glow that lights the star,
The dearest things I know are what you are.
Someday my happy arms will hold you,
And someday I’ll know that moment divine
When all the things you are, are mine.”

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Gasparilla Island, Fla. Paul Goldfinger ©

 

DONNA MURPHY   from Wonderful Town:

 

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Eileen. Sanibel Island, Fla. Paul Goldfinger © March 1, 2019.


THE SPANIELS from the film soundtrack of American Graffiti

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Seasons 52 in Palm Beach Gardens,  Fla.   February 21, 2019. Paul Goldfinger ©


LOS LOBOS  from the movie The Mambo Kings “Beautiful Maria of My Soul.”

 

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Fort Myers Fla. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

Fort Myers Fla. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

EDWARD ELGAR   “Salut d’Amour.”

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Tamiami Trail. Ft. Myers, Fla. Feb. 6, 2019. Paul Goldfinger © Signs of the times on Blogfinger.

MAROON 5

 

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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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