Saturday, February 24, 2018

Ibises




I noticed these ibises when I was driving past a pond near my house. They were a little camera shy.

Note: I'm taking a little break from blogging for a few days. I had surgery on my wrist yesterday and it has been a lot more painful than I anticipated! Trying to post and especially comment on other blogs is difficult to do when I can only use one hand. Hopefully it will get better soon!

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

Friday, February 23, 2018

Hovering


A television news helicopter hovers over the Florida state Capitol while taking video of the #neveragain rally being held by student survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The students were in town this week to meet with lawmakers about what can be done to prevent more shootings. I attended the rally and showed photos of it yesterday here.

Linking to SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Speaking out











This week students who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida came to Tallahassee to meet with lawmakers and hold a rally at the state Capitol downtown. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend yesterday and see these amazing students in action.







Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Medical marijuana


In the fall of 2016, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment approving medical marijuana. Afterwards, state lawmakers grappled for months on how to enact the wishes of the voters. It took a special session of the legislature to finally pass some rules regarding the new law. This sign is in the window of one of the new clinics.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Antique appliances






I was shopping with my daughter-in-law yesterday for a new dishwasher when I saw these antique appliances near the entrance of a locally owned store. Who knew that Frigidaire was made by General Motors and how about that old Maytag washing machine? My grandmother had one of those wringers on her washing machine when I was a kid. My grandmother also always called any refrigerator a "Frigidaire" no matter what the brand was. I tried to get a look inside both but I couldn't get them open.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures and Our World Tuesday.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Gremlins



This mural is located on the side of a local bar and restaurant. I couldn't find the name of the artist.

Linking to Monday Mural.


Saturday, February 17, 2018

More signs of spring



I saw a flock of robins in town yesterday. I stopped to watch them but I had forgotten my camera. A few came close enough to my car for me to take these photos with my phone. They were busy eating those berries you see on the ground. In this area, robins usually only stick around for a few weeks this time of year and then move on further north.

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

Friday, February 16, 2018

Half mast


This was the first thing I noticed yesterday when I arrived at my grandson's elementary school to pick him up in the afternoon. The flag had been lowered to half mast because of the horrific mass shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The first thing my grandson asked me when we were walking to the car was ""Granny, why is the flag down?" I couldn't answer him. He is in kindergarten. He's only 5 years old. I admit I cried a little on the drive home.

Linking to SkyWatch Friday.




Thursday, February 15, 2018

Signs of spring


Today I am thankful to be seeing some signs that spring is almost here.

Linking to Thankful Thursday.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sweetheart kitty




Shortly after I adopted my kitten Cecelia last summer, I noticed she had a misshapen heart on her right shoulder. As she has grown, the heart has become more noticeable. Is it any wonder that she is such a sweetheart? Happy Valentines Day!