Red in the Garden

I didn’t think I had many red flowers from the Naples Botanical Garden but as a went through my files I found a few. I really liked these, although red flowers usually aren’t my favorite and the are generally had to photograph in the harsh southwest Florida sun. There have been many that I took and then deleted because they […]

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Jade Flower

I am very familiar with the house plant varieties under the species of Crassula, and also know that house plants grow outdoors here in southern Florida. But this is a vine that is grown in two different locations in the Naples Botanical Garden, one with full sun and one that seems to be more shaded, and doesn’t seem to resemble […]

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Snow Birds

It snowed during the night and lightly through the morning hours. Jim, after telling anyone who would listen during the past year about how he loves being a snowbird because he hates clearing the snow from the driveway, was out midmorning clearing the one inch of snow from the drive with his snowblower. He came in with a great big […]

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Floral Friday: Musical Notes

I was hot, sweaty, and getting tired when I spotted this charming flower in the botanical garden. It made me smile and I had a hunch that this would be best photographed at this phase, when it was just starting to bloom. What fun, and what an appropriate name. The next week, I saw this plant in another part of […]

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