Thursday, May 29, 2014

Bird House in a Tropical Garden Along the Punta Gorda Pathways

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Governor Rick Scott Visits Punta Gorda Today

Courtesy B Scott 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Freeman House as a Backdrop for a Gorgeous Red Poinciana

In May Royal Poinciana are in bloom all over town.  This one provides a intriguing foreground for the Freeman House.  

Monday, May 26, 2014

A Fallen Charlotte High Grad Remembered at Kiwanis Veterans Park

Sgt. Michael Woodliff a CHS gradutate remembered today.  He was killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004. Michael grew up in a military family. His father, Lee, retired as a Major in the U.S. Army in the mid 1990s.
His grandfather, a colonel, and great-grandfather also served in the military,

Friday, May 23, 2014

Spanish Moss Hangs like Icicles from Live Oak Along the Pathway

Along the Punta Gorda Pathways

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Barbara T. Scott accepts Proclamation from Punta Gorda Mayor Rachel Keesling

Barbara T. Scott Charlotte County Clerk of the Courts accepts Proclamation from Rachel Keesling Punta Gorda Mayor for over 40 years of service to the County, 30 Years as Clerk of the Court.    

Saturday, May 17, 2014

In May in Punta Gorda Orange Red Blooms Brighten the Trees

This time of year beautiful royal poincianas in bloom all over town.  

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hibiscus at the Punta Gorda History Park

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Kaleidoscopic Garden Bursts with Tropical Color

Photo by Sue Bates

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Dave Heveron at the Downtown Farmer's Market

Dave Heveron, a newer resident of Punta Gorda, plays tropical, traditional, and famiilar folky sounds at the Downtown Farmer's Market on Saturdays and at the History Park on Sundays.   

Friday, May 9, 2014

Palm View

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Jolene Mowry of the YahYah Girls -- Back Pack Kids Program

Jolene Mowry of the YahYah Girls was recognized by Punta Gorda City Council for her development and running of the Back Pack Kids Program in Charlotte County.Every Friday since 2010, the Yah Yahs deliver backpacks full of healthy, non-perishable, child-friendly food to schools throughout Charlotte County. The packs are given to Back Pack Kidz who have been identified — by the principals and school nurses — as likely to be hungry on weekends.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Walmart Sandcranes

The family of sandcranes that live and wander near the Walmart were captured in this photo yesterday.  One of their children is now at the Peace River Wildlife Center after being injured by a careless motorist.  It had been rumored that the rest of the family had later been killed - not so.  I was happy to find them right near the Walmart.  More photos and a fuller post to come.   (On a sad note a beautiful woodstork was killed yesterday by a motorist -- please be aware of these shorter pedestrians in our neighborhood -- they were here first.)

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