Saturday, April 08, 2017

Naples, Birds and Flowers.

4-8-17 NAPLES, FLORIDA: We arrived yesterday afternoon, and Ken picked us up from RSW, and we drove down to Naples to the new condo on the beach. The views of the Gulf shoreline are spectacular from every room of the condo. We took a long walk, and went to dinner when Carol got home and then hit the sack early.

Today we went to the farmers market in the morning, bought lunch, ate it back at the condo, and later went to the Naples Botanical Garden. We had been there years ago when it was just getting started, and all the plants were less than two feet tall. Now it’s a treat for the eye from one end to the other. There’s a lake with water birds, a children’s garden with a butterfly habitat, an Asian garden, a Brazilian garden, waterfalls, ponds with water lilies and other aquatics, one interesting tree after another, and an orchid garden with hundreds of dazzling flowers.

Dinner was at the yacht club with old friends Henri and Riitta, a seafood buffet, which left us all stuffed.

Spectacular orchids at the Naples Botanical Garden.

Farmer market, Saturday morning, produce etc.

Willet working the surf.

Naples Botanical Garden, this might be called 'shaving brush'.

Tricolor Heron.

Another orchid...

and another....

and another orchid.

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