Friday, December 28, 2012

Peace on Earth -- Dove Nests in Christmas Wreath

Yes, that is a real dove nesting in this holiday wreath... not a fake.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Ibis on the Prowl

Hope is the thing with feathers... Emily Dickinson  (Photo by J. Bates)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

CHEC Decked Out and Ready for the Mistletoe Ball


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Florida Christmas Trees

Christmas Palms with their Bright Red Berries in Downtown Punta Gorda

Monday, December 10, 2012

Beautiful Blossom on Historic District Tree


Saturday, December 8, 2012

New Home at the End of the Rainbow Last Night


Kids from the Tropics Enjoy Punta Gorda Snow Storm

During Punta Gorda's annual Christmas celebration downtown snowflakes bedazzle kids who may never or rarely see real snow.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Price House in Punta Gorda's History Park Lit Up for Christmas

All a glow -- the Price House at Christmas. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Punta Gorda Christmas Card Lane Goes Up -- Our Favorite


Punta Gorda Kiwanis 2012 Christmas Card Lane -- Our Favorite this year

Monday, December 3, 2012

Early Lighted Boat Parade Heads Through Canals


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Punta Gorda Celebrates 125th Anniversary at Gala


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Garden Path into a Trompe-l'oeil Mural

Red-Hat Studio Garden Mural in Punta Gorda
 

Friday, November 30, 2012

Tilt -- Sailboat Lists in Low Tide


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Punta Gorda Amazing Moon Rising

Moon looks like the sun rising from behind the Palms in Seminole Lakes

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Frosty of the Crotons


Monday, November 26, 2012

Ray Briggs Punta Gorda Interim Fire Chief

Ray Briggs was recently appointed Punta Gorda Interim Fire Chief

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Faith Luthern Church off Rio Villa

Sunday photo of Faith Luthern Church off Rio Villa

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Claudio B under the Stars


Friday, November 23, 2012

Punta Gorda Tennis and Fitness Center


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Charlotte County Commissioners Duffy, Truex and Doherty Sworn in Today

Commissioners Ken Doherty, Tricia Duffy, Judge Allessandroni, and Bill Truex after swearing in at the Chamber Room in Charlotte County. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Four Points Sheraton on Charlotte Habor


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hector Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting

Crowds Gather as Hector Plaza Christmas Tree is Lit

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Flowering Orchid in a Surprising Place


Orchid wines its way around a aging tree


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Prosperitas in Sanitas -- Punta Gorda Flag

Punta Gorda City flag flies within the palms -- Appropriately the moto reads Prosperitas in Sanitas -- to the best of my Latin knowlege -- Prosperity in Health.  

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Another of our lovely city flowers -- an hibiscus beauty


Monday, November 12, 2012

Palm Street in the Historic District of Punta Gorda


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Kiwanis Veterans Garden

Kiwanis Veterans Garden at entrance to Laishley Park

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Punta Gorda Side of House Garden




Friday, November 9, 2012

Pretty Path to Punta Gorda Harborwalk


Thursday, November 8, 2012

It's Already Beginning to Look Like Punta Gorda Christmas

Annual Christmas Lights Appear in Downtown Punta Gorda

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Congressman Tom Rooney being interviewed by NBC2 at the Punta Gorda Courthouse

Recently elected USCongressman for the new District 17 Charlotte County is interviewed at the Court house. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Into a Misty Sunday Morning

Misty Sunday Morning in Punta Gorda

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sunset Sounds


Friday, November 2, 2012

Haunting Tree with Vines Pods and Gorgeous Blooms

One of our favorite trees haunting  -- with flowers like orchids... in bloom now downtown Punta Gorda

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Christmas Palms Blooming Early This Year



Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween Punta Gorda

Steps of a downtown Punta Gorda residence decked out for Halloween

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Punta Gorda Pumpkin Patch

Good Shephard Church Pumpkin Sale -- Numbers are dwindling as Halloween Approaches

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hanging Around the Fishing Hole -- the Ibis Know All

Hanging around a fishing hole -- Ibis take an afternoon break near PG boat lift

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Chicks Fish Too


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Creepy!

Creepy view of Banyon in front of Punta Gorda Elks Lodge

Friday, October 26, 2012

Haunting on the Harbor... Spooky Entrance Raised Today

Smugglers Haunting on the Harbor http://puntagordahaunting.com/

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sunrise over East Punta Gorda

As colour creeps from leaf to limb.
The light is slowly seeping up,
From beneath the earth's curved rim.
(Jacquie Thorton)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

At the Ice Cream Stand


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Flowers at the Park


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Bird Feeder in the Spanish Moss

Bird Feeder hangs in a tree at the History Park drapped with lovely Spanish Moss

Saturday, October 20, 2012

American Made's Lead Vocalist Kevin Gosset Performing Locally

Kevin Gosset is the throaty lead singer of American Made Classic Rock Band that played at the Block Party to Save the Block Party this weekend as well as Dean's.  The popular high-energy Southern Rock band is a local favorite performing at Deans, the Slip Not, Harpoons and other venues around town.  

Friday, October 19, 2012

Evening Light over the Harbor



Thursday, October 18, 2012

Preserving Punta Gorda History Starts Today -- History Center Board with the Peeples



Members of the Punta Gorda History Center, Inc. In the Back: Bucky McQueen, Guzzie Baker, Eddie Webb, Linda Wilson, Nancy Prafke, Gene Murtha, Helen Worbell, Ed Utland; In the Front Ed Wotitsky, Vernon Peeples, Edna Jane Peeples. ( Not in photo Ron Norsell, Chris Evans, John Chalifoux ) 


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