Friday, July 1, 2016
I'm taking a break from my blog break to participate in this month's theme with a few pictures from my vacation in southern California last week with my two oldest grandkids and my daughter. The first picture is the view looking down at Los Angeles from the Griffith Observatory located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park. I think the hazy views were due to wildfires burning in nearby areas. The second shot shows my oldest grandson on the right looking down at the Pacific Ocean from the pier at Venice Beach. The third picture was taken looking down at the plaque at the base of the flag pole just inside the entrance to Disneyland in Anaheim. We had a wonderful time, but I must admit it felt a little strange visiting a different Disney park, since these kids live only about 20 minutes from Disney World in Orlando. I will probably be posting sporadically for the next month or so because all of my grandkids will be staying with me throughout the rest of the summer.
The first day of the month is Theme Day in the City Daily Photo community and this month's theme is "Looking Down". To see other interpretations of the theme, be sure to visit the CDP Theme Day gallery here.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Some of the pretty flowers adorning one of the main streets in downtown Tallahassee.
I am putting my blog on another break so I can spend some time with my grandkids. See you soon!
Linking to Floral Friday Fotos and Today's Flowers.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
When I was photographing the two murals I posted on Monday, I noticed this stone wall right next to the railroad overpass. Just on the other side of it is Cascades Park, a beautiful place that has been featured many times on my blog (just click on the Cascades Park label below this post to see all the pictures I have posted of this beautiful downtown park). The railroad tracks run right past the park to the overpass where the murals are located. Whenever I visit the park with my grandkids, they get so excited when they see the trains passing by.
I'm calling this wall a fence today since it separates the park from a busy street and linking to Good Fences.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Of course I had to take a picture after my oldest grandson pointed out this sign on a visit to our local library. It was located on the end of one of the alphabetically arranged rows of books in the children's section.
Linking to signs, signs.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
After enjoying a walk around one of our downtown parks, I saw this gentleman using his metal detector to scan the ground for hidden objects. I was already sitting in my car, so I took these photos through the windshield.
Linking to Our World Tuesday.
Monday, June 13, 2016
These two murals by Toronto artist Birdo (Jerry Rugg) are located on each side of the CSX railroad overpass on South Monroe Street near downtown. The murals were done as part of a collaboration with Street Art Tallahassee and the Council on Culture and Arts. The murals, a heron and an egret, capture Birdo's specialty of geometric surreal wildlife with a taste of Florida. I have seen Birdo's work before on one of my favorite blogs (and perhaps yours too) Occasional Toronto by RedPat. You can see more of his work here.
Linking to Monday Mural.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
I got teased a bit for taking pictures of birds and animals on our vacation in Italy last week, but I don't care. I can't help myself!
Linking to Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and The Bird D'Pot.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Poppies were blooming practically everywhere we went last week in Italy. The first picture shows a couple of blooms one of our fellow travelers picked while we were stopped at a rest stop on our way to Assisi. I took the second shot while we were walking around the Forum in Rome. Unfortunately, those poppies in the Forum would not be still no matter how hard I tried to get a good picture. They were too busy dancing around in the wind!
Linking to Today's Flowers and Floral Friday Fotos.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
After leaving Rome, we headed to the small village of Assisi where we walked around, had lunch, then toured the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. No photos were allowed inside the Basilica. After leaving Assisi, we traveled to Florence, one of the most beautiful cities I had ever seen (until I saw Venice later in the trip). Tomorrow: Pisa and Venice.