Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Putting on the Dog

Dog Et Al has been in business in Tallahassee for as long as I can remember. They have so many different combinations of hot dogs that their website says you can have a different hot dog every day for 28 years & 3 days! Check out the hot dog math here.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Take Out the Trash

Two nicely camouflaged trash cans at a private park near Tallahassee.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

In the Forest

This sign by the road near the Tallahassee airport lets you know you are in the Apalachicola National Forest.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Weekend Reflections

This little guy was sitting on the hood of my car when I took his picture. I like the way the trees overhead are reflected in the car. To see more beautiful reflections from around the world, go visit James at Weekend Reflections.

Friday, November 26, 2010

SkyWatch Friday

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We had absolutely gorgeous weather last week during the North Florida Fair. To see more wonderful skies from around the world, don't miss SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

These succulent little critters will be on my Thanksgiving table today in the form of oyster dressing to go along with the turkey and all of the other goodies. I don't think I have ever had a Thanksgiving meal that did not include fresh Florida oysters. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Watery Wednesday

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I took this picture while standing under an old oak tree near this lake. As you can see, I had to dodge the Spanish moss that was hanging low from the branches of the tree. To see more wonderful watery pictures, be sure to visit Watery Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Old Barn

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I finally found a barn I could photograph so I could participate in Tricia's wonderful meme at Bluff Area Daily. This barn is located just south of Tallahassee. I wish I could have gotten a little closer, but there were "no trespassing" signs everywhere. To see more wonderful old barns, visit Tricia at Old Barns.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Light the Way

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While walking back to my car after photographing the Marjory Stoneman Douglas building (featured in my weekend blog posts), I noticed that the sun reflecting off of the bronze building was providing a lovely little path through the trees and pine straw.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Florida State Parks

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A closeup of the Florida State Parks banner near the front door of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas building that I featured on this blog yesterday. This building is the headquarters for the the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. If you look closely or click on the picture and enlarge it, you will catch a glimpse of me and my camera down there in the lower right hand corner.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Weekend Reflections

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The headquarters for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is located in this building named for Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who was an American journalist, writer, feminist, and environmentalist noted for her role in the protection of the Florida Everglades against efforts to drain it and reclaim land for development. You can read more about Marjory Stoneman Douglas here. This building is located several miles west of downtown Tallahassee and provides some wonderful reflections of the surrounding trees. To see more beautiful reflections from around the world, visit James at Weekend Reflections.

Friday, November 19, 2010

SkyWatch Friday

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I took this picture a few weeks ago as the sun was coming up and the moon was going down over my grandson's elementary school. To see more wonderful skies, don't miss SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Trophy Time

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My grandson finished up his fall soccer season last Saturday and he was really proud of his trophy. He also managed to score his first goal during their last game and he was so proud and excited!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Watery Wednesday

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

For Sale

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This grand old house near downtown Tallahassee is for sale if you are interested!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Easy Rider

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These two were stopped next to me in traffic over the weekend. I'm not sure how safe this is, but I think that dog looks adorable sitting there like that!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Downtown Patrol

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I almost forgot about this picture from last week's parade. Isn't that just about the cutest police vehicle you have ever seen? Unless he's giving you a ticket I guess!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


This is a picture of one of the mobile units of the Southeastern Community Blood Center which serves North Florida and South Georgia and is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Tallahassee. With the help of volunteer blood donors, this organization provides blood to patients in over 25 counties in the South Georgia and North Florida region. The center is licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the American Association of Blood Banks and the Florida Association of Blood Banks, in addition to being a member of the National Marrow Donor Program, which helps find bone marrow matches for transplant patients.

Friday, November 12, 2010

SkyWatch Friday

Looking at the beautiful clear blue autumn sky through the front doors of the Westcott Administration Building on the Florida State University campus. The buildings in the distance are downtown Tallahassee. To see more fascinating skies from around the world, don't miss SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Marching Chiefs

My other favorite part of the FSU homecoming parade, the Marching Chiefs! My daughter was a member of this band for four years while she was attending FSU.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Big horse

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The Budweiser Clydesdales were participating in the FSU homecoming parade last Friday and this one stopped right in front of me. I think he wanted to make sure he got his picture on my blog!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


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Members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida riding in the Florida State University homecoming parade down College Avenue last Friday.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Chief Osceola and Renegade

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Last Friday was the annual homecoming parade at Florida State University. Since the parade route is just a 2 block walk from my office and the weather was absolutely gorgeous, I decided to walk over and get some pictures. One of my favorite parts of the parade is Chief Osceola riding his Appaloosa horse, Renegade. Chief Osceola, who is portrayed by an FSU student, and Renegade serve as the official symbol of Florida State University. The University sought and obtained the approval of the Seminole Tribe of Florida for the portrayal of Osceola in 1978 and since that time Osceola, in authentic regalia designed by the ladies of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and Renegade have opened every home football game with the traditional planting of the spear at midfield, appeared in many major bowl games, and performed on national television on numerous occasions. The use of the Seminole name by FSU is fully sanctioned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the University makes every effort to be respectful of their traditions. Members of the Seminole Tribe also participate in the parade and I will show you some pictures of them tomorrow.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


This little building used to be where a parking attendant sat guarding a private parking lot near the Florida State University campus. The university built a new 5 story parking garage directly across the street and put this enterprise out of business a few years ago. It looks a little lonely doesn't it? I like the ferns growing out of the roof.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

No dogs

This sign was right next to the climbing tree near Lake Ella that I posted a picture of on Thursday.

Friday, November 5, 2010

SkyWatch Friday

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Climbing Tree

Some trees were just made for climbing and this one seems to be kneeling down to make it easier for the kids! My good friend Beth pointed out that there is a heart in the branches of the tree, so I'm entering this picture in Clytie's Guest Heart Thursday over at Random Hearts. Thanks Beth!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Watery Wednesday

People enjoy walking their dogs around Lake Ella and this pet fountain makes it even more fun! For more wonderful watery pictures, be sure to visit Watery Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Just floating along

This bird was floating around Lake Ella with his posse of turtles last weekend enjoying the warm weather. You can click on the picture and enlarge it to get a better look.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Theme Day - Public Transportation

The first day of the month is Theme Day for the City Daily Photo community. This month's theme is Public Transportation. I took this picture of one of the buses used to transport college students, faculty and staff around the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee.
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