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They're not all farmers. This booth is Coastal Driftwood Decor. Photo by Paul Goldfinger ©

They’re not all farmers. This booth is Coastal Driftwood Decor. Lakes Park Farmers Market.  January, 2015.  Ft. Myers, Fla. Photo by Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge. 

DUKE ELLINGTON:  “At a Dixie Roadside Diner”

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Corn popper. Key West. Paul Goldfinger photo © 2017.



BILLIE HOLIDAY AND  TEDDY WILSON From the Essential Billie Holiday.

“Easy Living.”

This song  (1937)  is associated with “Lady Day,” and she and Teddy Wilson had the first hit.



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Paul Goldfinger ©  Tropicana.  Ft.Myers, Fla.  2020.




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Paul Goldfinger. photo.  Sanibel Island. Undated ©  Click for back to black.



AMY WINEHOUSE:  from her album Back to Black



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Naples, Florida. 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Naples, Florida. 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

SIMPLY RED   “Every Time We Say Goodbye”   from his album Simplified

This is one of my all time favorite songs. Words and music by Cole Porter for a stage show in 1944.

The lyrics are appreciated viscerally and down to your soul. One of the cleverest lyric lines in music occurs when it goes, “There’s no love song finer, but how strange the change from major to minor, every time we say goodbye.”

If  you listen carefully you might be able to appreciate the change in chord progression during that line from A flat major to A flat minor—a brilliant musical moment where the music and lyrics match exactly and the meaning is deepened by the chord change.

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Paul Goldfinger photo. Sanibel Island Lighthouse Beach. Feb 11, 2020.  Click to enlarge.


No beach fees, no lifeguards, no crowds in peak season, no boardwalk, no food concessions, and no schlock shops.  There are no condominiums anywhere in site.

But there are clean and airy bathrooms hidden among the trees.

There is a parking lot which charges $5.00 per hour.


ART GARFUNKEL.    “Kathy’s Song” from the album The Singer.







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Paul Goldfinger © January, 2020.  Click on image to enlarge.


LANA DEL REY “Blue Velvet.”    This song is from 1950, and Tony Bennett was the first to have a hit with it.  Lana Del Rey is a currently active recording star who made this version first in 2012, and it was well received.

David Lynch, who made the movie of the same name, liked it very much. Del Rey is a glamorous star who wore an off -the-rack dress from the mall to the Grammy Awards.

The version of Blue Velvet below is from her album Born to Die–the Paradise Edition (2018)

Her latest album was nominated but did not win at the 2020 Grammys. It is very good.


Lana Del Rey

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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.




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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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