Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Leon County Courthouse in downtown Tallahassee. Originally part of Escambia and later Gadsden counties, Leon county was created by the territorial legislature in 1824. It was named for Juan Ponce de Leon, the Spanish explorer who discovered and named Florida in 1513. Tallahassee, the county seat, has been the state capital since 1824.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
It seems there is always some kind of protest going on in front of the Florida Capitol building. If you click on the picture and enlarge it, you will see the person staging this protest sitting quietly in the shade with his two dogs just beyond the signs. This is the best angle I could get on the signs without getting run over by all the traffic at this busy intersection.
Monday, July 25, 2011
SAIL High School is a magnet school in Tallahassee for students looking for a creative and personalized non-traditional high school experience. It was founded in 1975 as the School for Applied Individualized Learning and was the first public alternative school in Florida to be fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and States. You can learn more about SAIL here.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
A couple of ducks having a conversation near Lake Ella. To see more fascinating critters from around the world, visit Camera Critters.
Sorry I haven't been visiting and commenting on everyone's blogs lately, but I have family visiting from out of town and we are having so much fun! I hope to catch up later on this week.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
The Florida Liberty Bell is located on the east side of the Capitol complex in front of the House Office Building in downtown Tallahassee. This is a Liberty Bell replica and there are 54 more replicas in state capitols and a few other places. You can find out more about these replicas here.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
This is the north side of the Bloxham Building located in downtown Tallahassee. I have always liked it because it looks so much different from the many other state office buildings in this capital city. It was built in 1925 and was originally a grammar school. Purchased by the state in 1964, it was named in honor of two term Florida Governor William Bloxham, who served from 1881-85 and 1897-1901.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
I noticed another one of those not so wonderfully disguised cell phone towers when I was driving around town the other day. It's the funny looking tree there in the middle and you can double click on the picture to get a better look. Sort of sticks out like a sore thumb doesn't it?
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Another fun thing my grandson and I enjoyed at Dollywood was riding the train. In the first picture you can barely make out our reflection in the glass of our train car. We were riding right behind the coal powered steam engine which was quite loud, especially when the conductor blew the train's whistle. We also got a light dusting of soot on us during our ride, but it brushed right off. In the second shot, you can see some of the people who were responsible for making the train run smoothly. To see more fabulous reflections from all over the world, visit James at Weekend Reflections.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Here are a few shots of the Smoky Mountains that I took while my grandson and I were on vacation in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is nearby, encompassing 814 square miles and is the most visited National Park in the country. If you've ever wondered how these mountains got their name, it is because of the blue mist that always seems to hover around the peaks and valleys. The Cherokee called them shaconage, (shah-con-ah-jey) or "place of the blue smoke". Visit SkyWatch Friday to see more wonderful skies from all over the world.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I am back from my vacation with my grandson and we had a fabulous time! Here are a few shots from our trip. We went to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and we visited Dollywood, which he just loved. In the last two shots, you can see my grandson's favorite attraction in the park, Adventure Mountain. Believe it or not, we strapped on our harnesses and trekked all the way through this obstacle course. It was scary, but lots of fun! Click on the pictures to enlarge and see how really intimidating this thing is (to me at least). If you didn't already, now you know how much I really do adore my grandson. No one else could have gotten me to brave that, and we did it three times!