Thursday, August 30, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Here's Al's older cousin, Gator, sunning himself next to the 12th hole of the Hurricane Golf Course.
Today's question - in your best estimation, how big is Gator?
Will accept any (reasonable) guess: in feet, meters or degrees of horror... The one who comes the closest to the actual size, will get to pet Gator ;-)
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Saturday, August 25, 2007
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Thursday, August 23, 2007
Third Ave South, downtown Naples
Another scorcher today and we continue to seek a shady spot downtown. This is an area outside a popular eatery, but notice there are not many takers for the al fresco dining ;-)
How are you holding up?
Don't despair - autumn officially arrives in one month!
Posted by isa at 00:02
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Fifth Ave South, downtown Naples
It's been hotter than... iPhone around here lately ;-) Is it any wonder that we all seek shelter under this tree, with its dense foliage...
It has been described as the most colourful tree in the world (when in full bloom). Do you know its proper name?
Posted by isa at 00:45
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
That's some serious fishing paraphernalia. I don't really have the patience for fishing, but sure enjoy the freshly caught, lightly pan-fried grouper ;-)
If you enlarge the photo you will find a pelican on the roof (does that sound strange to you?). There are also other things on the roof - can you guess what they are? Take a closer look.
Yes, those are broken fishing lines, which are endangering the lives of pelicans (and other sea birds).
I touched on the subject in an earlier post .
Posted by isa at 00:19
Monday, August 13, 2007
It's a jungle out there!
I found this New York Times article* recently (warning: read at your own risk - it might raise your blood pressure!) about the many millionaires in Silicon Valley, who feel poor and therefore continue to work 80-100 hours a week, sacrificing their family life! Never mind that their net worth is 10 million dollars or so - compared to other dot.com entrepreneurs, they feel inadequate.
For once, I'm speechless. And sad.
* if you do not have an account at NYT, please feel free to use mine (id=prettyizzy, password=naples)
Posted by isa at 02:09
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
According to the Library of Congress, within limits, there's truth to it.
A red sunrise reflects the dust particles of a system that has just passed from the west. This indicates that a storm system may be moving to the east. If the morning sky is a deep fiery red, it means a high water content in the atmosphere. So, rain is on its way.
Posted by isa at 02:29
Friday, August 3, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Sorry, I did not prepare anything special and did not register for this month's theme post until the last moment, so you probably won't visit me. But I will be taking a tour around the world, to check out your breakfast habits ;-)
Preferably, served in bed ;-)
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Saint Paul (MN), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - New York City (NY), USA - Tel Aviv, Israel - Hyde, UK - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Mainz, Germany - Stockholm, Sweden - Paderborn, Germany - Singapore, Singapore - Haninge, Sweden - Nottingham, UK - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - Manila, Philippines - Boston (MA), USA - Seoul, Korea - Singapore, Singapore - Joplin (MO), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Paris, France - Sequim (WA), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Boston (MA), USA - Chennai, India - Madison (WI), USA - Baton Rouge (LA), USA - Toulouse, France - Seattle (WA), USA - Mexico (DF), Mexico - La Antigua, Guatemala - Selma (AL), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Lubbock (TX), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Sheki, Azerbaijan - Sydney, Australia - Mumbai, India - Seoul, South Korea - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Saarbrücken, Germany - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - New Orleans (LA), USA - Budapest, Hungary - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Villigen, Switzerland - Montréal (QC), Canada - Stayton (OR), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Moscow, Russia - Springfield (MO), USA - Inverness (IL), usa - Arlington (VA), USA - Cologne (NRW), Germany - Anderson (SC), USA - Oslo, Norway - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Manila, Philippines - Kajang (Selangor), Malaysia - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Bandung (West Java), Indonesia - Stavanger, Norway - Bastia, France - Hong Kong, China - Wailea (HI), USA - St. Louis (MO), USA - Chicago (IL), USA - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Sydney, Australia - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Kansas City (MO), USA - Grenoble, France - Paris, France - Evry, France - Saigon, Vietnam - Prague, Czech Republic - Cape Town, South Africa - Brookville (OH), USA - Brussels, Belgium - San Diego (CA), USA - Wellington, New Zealand - Newcastle (NSW), Australia - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Shanghai, China - Zurich, Switzerland - North Bay (ON), Canada - Lyon, France - Naples (FL), USA
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