Friday, December 30, 2011

Sandcranes out for a walk in a Punta Gorda Neighborhood

Actually a familiar sight in Punta Gorda where sandcranes tend to move into a neighborhood in twos... sometimes with babe in tow.  

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hidden Punta Gorda Garden

Lovely Home Garden niche in Historic Downtown on Dolly St. in Punta Gorda.  

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas -- One of Punta Gorda Kiwanis Christmas Cards at Laishley Park

This card was one of the winners this year of Christmas Card Lane at Laishley in Punta Gorda. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Painting of Punta Gorda Train Station from "Building a Community" Mural

Part of the Mural donated by the Desguin Family depicts Punta Gorda Depot.  Entire mural called "Building a Community" is on the wall of the Self-Storage Company at Taylor and 41 North.  

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Let It Snow -- Punta Gorda's Version -- Sailboat in the PGI Lighted Boat Parade

 Sailboat in Rim Parade in PGI  (Photo by S.Miskell)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Orchids in Bloom in Punta Gorda Garden


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Bougainvilla in Full Bloom


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Vintage Corvette Filled with Socks for Kids at At Kiwanis "Fill the Truck" Car Show

Corvette filled with Socks for Kids at Local Fundraiser

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Unusual Christmas Window Decor at Fishville

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Rare Antique "Rockne" Car in Punta Gorda Parking Lot

This "32" Rockne was spotted in a Punta Gorda parking lot.  The car was made by Studebaker in an agreement with the famed football coach Knute Rockne who died in a plane crash before the car hit the assembly line. It was according to record a good car/truck that fell victim to the depression in 1933 -- so only a few were made 1932 and 1933 models. According to the Studebaker Club registry only about 185 whole Rocknes, plus some parts of others, have been identified and registered in 15 countries.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Punta Gorda Cottage at Christmas

Historic cottage on Dolly Street in Downtown Punta Gorda decorated with natural ornamentation by the Garden Club. 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Cactus in Bloom in Punta Gorda Garden

When the comfortable chill comes into the air the Christmas Cactus comes into bloom in Punta Gorda 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Punta Gorda City Council Ride In Christmas Parade

Members of Punta Gorda City Council at Punta Gorda Christmas Parade include from left Charles Wallace, Carolyn Freeland, Rachel Keesling, and Mayor Bill Albers 

Decorated Fairy Houses in Cuban Laurel Tree

Punta Gorda Garden Club decorated these tiny fairy houses with natural cuttings and placed them in this Cuban laurel for the Holly Days House and Garden Tour 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Santa Claus Arrives in Punta Gorda

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Punta Gorda Lamp Post in Holiday Finery

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and all through the town,
No feet numb with frostbite were tromping around.
No blue-tinted noses were covered with snow,
Punta Gorda is a place Jack Frost fears to go-- (Modifed from Poem by Katbird) 

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