Today the weather was perfect for the Lely Art Festival in Ole, a Mediterranean style community of brightly colored townhouses and casitas. The Art Festival took place along the side of the waterway and fountains close to the town center. Where artists from around the state showed their talents, jewelry, paintings, photography, blown glass, and pottery.
While shoppers browsed in the Florida sunshine and a band played in the bandstand, there were open houses to be enjoyed.
I always enjoy Ole, it makes me feel like I am on vacation, even though I only live close by. The secluded narrow streets have an ambiance all of their own, strolling from my uncle's townhouse along the street, surrounded by immaculately kept tropical foliage is always a delight. The townhouses are individual with tons of character, private balconies overlook the courtyards and swimming pools. It was fun and I look forward to next year.