Critters in the Garden

I enjoyed the critters in the garden the last time I went. There were lots of butterflies but they seemed to be an uncooperative lot – and were really skittish when I moved too where I could get a good picture without a lot of clutter. There were lots of other little critters that were very interested in me so […]

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Succulents in the Garden

What a grand morning in the succulent garden at the Naples Botanical. I have taken a liking to succulents because of this garden but never have I enjoyed snooping around as much as this morning. It was the first Tuesday after Daylight Saving Time so my normal 8 o’clock arrival saw the 7 o’clock sun. Because of this change in […]

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A Walk in the Swamp

No, we didn’t go for a walk through our nation’s capital. We visited the Bird Rookery Swamp Trails, a part of the land held by the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) trust. This reserve is off Immokalee Road south of the better known Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary run by the Audubon Society. What a wonderful walk, although we did just a […]

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Leavings

I love beginnings, like starting new quilts and arriving at the Naples Botanical Garden in the morning when the sun is low in the sky, the temperature is cool, and my energy is high. The entrance to the Garden is a boardwalk through an area planted with tropical plants from around the world, something like an introduction to a novel […]

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