Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Seagull settles in at Fishermen'sVillage Perch

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dogs have fun in Punta Gorda too -- the jet boater

Saw this little fellow on the back of a jet boat near Fishermen's Village in Punta Gorda 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Fudge at the Village -- Need We Say More

Fudge from new Fudge Store "Beach Bums" in Fishermen'sVillage

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Different Runway - Harbor and Bridge down bar at Laishley Crab House

View of the Harbor from end of the bar at Laishley Crab House

Monday, May 23, 2011

Another Punta Gorda Sunset over the Harbor from Ponce Park

The sun and sun blazed orange last night over Charlotte Harbor 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

At the Hibiscus Festival

The Punta Gorda Hibiscus Festival in Gilchrist Park

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Harry Goulding Hibiscus Hybrid from the History Park

This gorgeous hibiscus lives at the History Park in Punta Gorda.  It is a Harry Goulding hybrid.  Harry who lived in Punta Gorda cross bred over 450 varieties of hibiscus.  

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ribbon Cutting for New Punta Gorda Mural -- Hotel Punta Gorda

Charles Peck cuts ribbon for new mural on wall of Charlesvoi -- The Hotel Punta Gorda as members of Mural Society and Conquistors look on.   

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Headwaters of the Peace River

One of the few pictures in this blog not taken in Punta Gorda, but, nonetheless, very important to Punta Gorda.  These are the waters that initiate the Peace River near Fort Meade in Polk County.  The Peace flows into the Charlotte Harbor Estuary about where the northbound Tamiami Trail Bridge crosses the waters.   

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Plane Departs Punta Gorda Passing New Tower

Direct Air Flight leaves Punta Gorda passing the new Control Tower at the airport 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Twilight on the Peace River

Twilight photo taken at the Punta Gorda Elks

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Charles Peck Ready to Start Next Hotel Charlotte Harbor Mural on the Charlevoi

Charles Peck local Punta Gorda artist is ready to start painting the next Hotel Charlotte Harbor Mural on the other wall of the Charlevoi.  The completed mural on the west side of the building was a combination of 7 famous guests and a view of the hotel when it was actually the Hotel Punta Gorda.  The new mural will be the hotel and habor when the hotel was renovated and opened as the Hotel Charlotte Harbor.   

Saturday, May 14, 2011

New TikiBar opens at the Sheraton in Punta Gorda on the Harbor

New tikibar opened at the Sheraton on the Harbor in Punta Gorda. 

Friday, May 13, 2011

Stargazing at Edison

Checking out the moon at observatory at Edison College Charlotte Campus

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hendricks By Night

Hendrick's Food Vault Bar at Night 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Purple House

This cottage, originally white, and built in the early 1920s is located at 312 Sullivan Street.  It's been a home, a gift shop, the offices of the Punta Gorda Herald.   

Friday, May 6, 2011

Royal Poinciana Tree Blooms in Punta Gorda

Branch of gorgeous Royal Poinciana tree blooming on Clermont St. in Punta Gorda. The Poinciana was named for Phillippe de Longvilliers de Poincy, the 17th century governor of Saint Christophe (Saint Kitts), who is credited with introducing the plant to the Americas. In Florida the tree typically blooms in May and June... started blooming in late April this year.  

Party-goers get on and off the trolley during Punta Gorda Cinco de Mayo

On the Trolley during Cinco de Mayo in Punta Gorda

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Charlotte Performing Arts Center

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sunset behind the Palm

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Laishley Crab House from the Wyvern

Photo by S. Bates
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