Thursday, May 25, 2017

Improvements


There is a construction fence around the Capitol while they are working on improvements. I wish the improvements could be more than cosmetic though, as in clearing out some of the politicians inside.

Linking to Fences Around the World.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

No dumping



These little signs are posted near all of the storm drains downtown.

Linking to signs, signs.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ducklings


Don't worry, their mama wasn't too far away.

Linking to Our World Tuesday.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Roots


I think the tree will eventually win the battle with this downtown sidewalk.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Looking for dinner




This Little Blue Heron was stalking some dinner by a pond near my house. In the second photo, you can see it giving me a look like it didn't want me taking its picture, but then went right back to what it was doing. I had originally gone there because I heard there was an alligator hanging around the pond, but later found out that someone who lived in one of the houses that backs up to the pond had called the Nuisance Alligator Hotline and an alligator trapper contracted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission had already removed it. There is a swampy area close to this pond, so it's probably only a matter of time before another alligator shows up.

Linking to Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and The Bird D'Pot.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Drifting cloud


A cloud drifting by the 22 story new Capitol downtown. It's not really that new (built in the 1970's), but Florida's historic old Capitol (which I showed here last week) sits right in front of it, so most locals just refer to the two buildings as the "old" Capitol and "new" Capitol. I think the old one is much more interesting, but the Observation Deck on the top floor of new one does have some nice views.

Linking to SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cozy Park Bench


I noticed this little bench under a tree in one of the parks downtown. Maybe the size is a deterrent to keep people from sleeping there.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Welcome


The Florida Legislature ended its annual session last week, but these signs were still up downtown near the Capitol.

Linking to signs, signs.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Cannon


I could not find any information about this old cannon I saw downtown. I walked all the way around it and there was no sign or plaque to explain what it was there for. I did notice that it is sort of pointed towards City Hall though.

Linking to Our World Tuesday.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Flags



United States and State of Florida flags hanging over the walkway next to the Florida Retail Federation offices across from the state capitol complex downtown.