Friday, November 30, 2012

SkyWatch Friday

Early morning moon. I'm so sorry I have not been posting and commenting regularly lately. I just get so busy playing with my grandkids that I run out of time. To see more fascinating skies from around the world, don't miss SkyWatch Friday.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ochlockonee River Wildlife Management Area

The Ocklockonee River Wildlife Management Area is located just west of Tallahassee and is part of the Lake Talquin State Forest. Most of the area is hardwood forest, cypress swamps, and pinelands. Wildlife includes red-shouldered hawks, bobcats, coyotes, white-tailed deer, and turkeys. Can you see the dragonfly hovering up there in the top part of my picture?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Electric Cooperative

A substation for Talquin Electric Cooperative, which is a member-owned, non-profit electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Quincy, a town just west of Tallahassee. The cooperative provides services to homes and businesses across a four-county, 2,600 square mile service territory including Gadsden, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla counties of Florida. To find out more about Talquin and their history, you can visit their website here.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday

The boat landing at Lake Jackson on US highway 27 north of Tallahassee. I like the way the shadows hit the sign. To see more fabulous shadows, be sure to visit Shadow Shot Sunday.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Table with a lake view

This picnic table is located at one of the boat landings near Lake Jackson which is just north of Tallahassee. You can see the lake in the background. Sorry I haven't been visiting and commenting too much lately. These grandkids are running me ragged! I love it though :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Can you hear me now?

My two grandkids communicating with each other through the talking tubes at their favorite playground.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Signs, Signs

I guess it is safe to assume that Oliver and Bertha live on this street. More interesting signs can be found at signs, signs.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Old City Cemetery

Grave markers in Old City Cemetery of two members of the same family who died in the yellow fever epidemic that hit Tallahassee in 1841. The outbreak began in May and continued until the end of October. Mary Ann Scott died on Sunday evening, June 27th ("age 23 years, 7 days"). Mrs. Rebecca Scott died on July 3rd ("27 years and 24 days old") and is actually identified on her grave marker as the "consort" of Andrew Scott.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Weekend Reflections

The sky reflected in windows of some of the older buildings in downtown Tallahassee. I remember when these buildings were retail stores in the days before malls and you could actually shop downtown. The Florida Association of Counties is one of the many lobbyist groups located in these buildings now because they are close to the state Capitol building. Visit Weekend Reflections to see more wonderful reflections from around the world.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Rain Garden

This little rain garden in on the grounds of a local church. To find out more about what rain gardens do for the environment, you can go here.

Friday, November 9, 2012

SkyWatch Friday

My granddaughter and I enjoy watching the jet trails across the early morning sky while we are waiting for school to start. Those tiny black dots are birds. To see more fabulous skies from around the world, don't miss SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


I had lunch at The Crepevine last weekend and it was pretty good.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Gas Light

I was parked on the street near midtown Tallahassee when I took this picture. It probably looks better at night, so I might go back and take another one when it's dark.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Taphophile Tragics

The elaborate grave of Elizabeth "Bessie" Budd Graham is located in Old City Cemetery near downtown Tallahassee. The marker faces west instead of east like most of the inscribed faces of the markers in this cemetery and has inspired strange rumors through the years that she might have been a witch. Bessie was born on October 19, 1866 and died on November 24, 1887. Visit Taphophile Tragics to see more interesting cemetery shots from around the world.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Just hangin' around

I noticed these two characters while I was stopped in traffic over the weekend. I think they are sick and tired of this election too and will be glad when it's over.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Weekend Reflections

I had planned to vote early yesterday until I got to the Leon County Courthouse and saw that the line snaked half way around the building. I think I'll just wait until Tuesday and vote while most people are at work. I'm linking this picture to Weekend Reflections since I noticed Florida's historic old Capitol dome with the flag on top reflected in the courthouse windows on the left side of the picture. The courthouse is across the street from the Capitol building.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Get 'em while they're hot

The only thing better than watching Krispy Kreme doughnuts being made is eating them while they are still hot.

Friday, November 2, 2012

SkyWatch Friday

Follow that cloud! To see more wonderful skies from around the world, be sure to visit SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Theme Day

The first day of the month is Theme Day in the City Daily Photo Community. I took this picture at Lake Ella. To see more fascinating Theme Day pictures from around the world, visit here.