Saturday, November 22, 2014

Weekend Reflections

I know I posted a picture of this same egret earlier in the week, but this shot seemed so perfect for Weekend Reflections, that I couldn't resist. He seems to be admiring his reflection, but he really has his eye on a tasty snack in the water.

Friday, November 21, 2014

SkyWatch Friday

This lamp post light had just come on as the sun was going down. Linking to SkyWatch Friday.

I have added the second picture to this post today because you may have heard about the horrific events that unfolded yesterday morning on the campus of my beloved alma mater, Florida State University. I am thankful to the FSU Police Department and the Tallahassee Police Department for their quick response and courageous actions that prevented this tragedy from becoming much, much worse than it was.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Great Egret

Stopping to pose for me while looking for some dinner at the edge of Lake Ella. Linking to Wild Birds.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Rusty Bench

This beautiful old bench was for sale outside an antique shop. Linking to Rubbish Tuesday.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Everyone gets thirsty

This fountain located in Cascades Park accommodates adults, kids, and pets. I love the little plaque in front of it.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Weekend Reflections

Blue sky reflected among the lily pads. Linking to Weekend Reflections.

Friday, November 14, 2014

SkyWatch Friday

Autumn sky and the flag framed by palm trees at Cascades Park. Linking to SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

French WWII Monument

I had originally planned another post for today, but when I saw Ciel's post over at Versailles Daily Photo yesterday, I changed my mind. As you can see, the markers are quite similar. This one is located near the American Legion Post at Lake Ella. The monument was given to the citizens of Florida from the people of France in 1949 as an expression of gratitude. Following the Allied victory over Germany in 1945, and gifts of food to French citizens by generous Americans in 1948, the French responded with forty-nine rail cars of gifts, one for each state and Washington, D.C. This monument, actually a marker from “Liberty Way” road, was included in the Florida car received on February 11, 1949, by then Florida Governor Fuller Warren. Inscribed on one side of the monument is “MERCI aux Soldats et au Peuple Américains.” The last time I saw this monument, it was plain pink concrete and not that noticeable. It looks to have been recently painted in these bright colors, so now it really stands out.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

signs, signs

Since I don't have an electric vehicle to charge, I had to park in a regular spot. Linking to signs, signs.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day here in the U.S. and I am proud to say that my father served in the United States Navy during World War II. I still have his 1944 edition of The Bluejackets' Manual and the Servicemen's World War Map he carried with him during his service.