Friday, February 28, 2014

Dining Room at Goodwood

This week I have been posting pictures of the main residence at the Goodwood estate and here are a few shots taken in the formal dining room. I would hate to have to be the one keeping all of that silver polished!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

North Parlor Goodwood

I was standing in the south parlor of the main residence at the Goodwood estate (see yesterday's post) looking through the pocket doors into the north parlor when I took the first picture. The second shot is an old framed black and white picture that was sitting on a desk in the parlor. It shows a previous resident sitting in front of those same pocket doors reading a book.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


This is the main residence of the historic Goodwood estate. There is quite a bit of fascinating history surrounding this place and you can read to whole story here. After years of just seeing the exterior, I finally got the chance to wander around inside this gorgeous old house, which has been beautifully restored. I'll post some pictures of it in the coming days.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hurry up and take that picture please Granny!

This is another picture from my winter vacation in Chicago the week before Christmas. My oldest grandson was a little concerned when he first saw these signs on the sidewalks, but he soon got used to them. I did actually get hit by a small piece of falling ice right before I took this picture, but that was the only time. This was my grandson's first time seeing snow and he got to see a lot of it. He made quite a few snow angels when we were playing in the park, but didn't manage get the hang of making a good snowman. Maybe next time!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Weekend Reflections: Florida Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The reflection of the American Flag can be seen in the marble wall of the Florida Vietnam Veterans Memorial across from the Capitol Building in downtown Tallahassee. The names of veterans from Florida who were killed during this conflict are engraved on the inside of both walls facing the flag. To enjoy more beautiful reflections from around the world, be sure to visit Weekend Reflections.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

SkyWatch Friday

The dome of Florida's historic old Capitol is shown to the right in the picture with the tower of the newer Capitol building sitting behind it. You have to look closely to see that there are some birds circling the tower and also a small jet contrail. To view more wonderful skies from just about everywhere, don't miss SkyWatch Friday.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fresh for Florida Kids Food Garden

The Fresh for Florida Kids Food Garden is located in front of the Holland Building in downtown Tallahassee. Sponsored by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the garden is a place for school children or just about anyone to visit and learn about growing fresh produce and find out how important it is to eat lots of fruits and vegetables. To find out more about the garden and watch some interesting videos starring "The Man in Overalls", you can visit their website here. The Garden also has its own Facebook page here.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Signs of Spring

I noticed this pink azalea while I was taking a walk downtown this past weekend. Look closely and you can see just a little bit of Spanish moss there near the bloom.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Weekend Reflections: The Bean

Another couple of pictures from my winter vacation in Chicago. I took my oldest grandson to visit the "Bean" in Millennium Park, which was just a few blocks from our hotel. The first shot is our reflection standing almost under it. Behind us is the outdoor ice skating rink and Michigan Avenue. The second shot is my grandson standing next to it patiently waiting for me to take his picture so he could go play in the snow. To see more wonderful reflections from just about everywhere, visit Weekend Reflections.

Friday, February 14, 2014

SkyWatch Friday

I spent the week before Christmas in Chicago with my daughter and oldest grandson and I took this picture from the window of our hotel room on the 18th floor of the Palmer House Hilton. I liked the way the light was reflecting off the side of the Trump Tower as the sun was going down. Visit SkyWatch Friday to see more beautiful pictures from around the world.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


My oldest grandson named this guy "Spidey" after he built his web just on the other side of my sliding glass door. We got to watch him for about a week before a bad storm came up and he got blown away by the wind. Here he is having a little snack. Visit Camera Critters if you would like to see more fascinating critters from around the world.

Friday, February 7, 2014

SkyWatch Friday

I noticed this seagull couple keeping watch over the parking lot when I got out of my car to go shopping. Visit SkyWatch Friday to see more lovely skies from around the world.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


If you follow college football at all, then you probably already know that my favorite football team won the BCS National Championship and our quarterback, Jameis Winston, won the Heisman Trophy this past season. FSU held a celebration for the fans at Doak Campbell Stadium on the Florida State campus and afterwards we were allowed down on the field. While I was walking around down there, I realized that although I have been in that stadium many, many times over the years to watch games, this was the first time I had been down on the field in almost 40 years. The last time I was down there, I was wearing my cap and gown at my graduation ceremony and listening to actress Helen Hayes give the commencement address. Mostly I just remember how hot it was that day since the heat and humidity in Tallahassee during the summer can be quite stifling. Fortunately for students graduating these days, there is an air conditioned indoor arena for their commencement ceremonies. I took the first picture when I was walking around on the field. The second picture is of the FSU football team on stage with Coach Jimbo Fisher.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Who are you looking at?

I don't care what the groundhog said yesterday, once I start seeing robins hanging around, I know spring is not far away.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February Theme Day: Entry

It has been quite awhile since I posted a picture on this blog, but I've been busy being retired and watching grandkids! My two older grandkids moved out of town a few months ago (sniff, sniff). Since I'm just keeping the little one on weekdays now, I am going to try and get my blog going again. I'll probably start with just two or three pictures a week until I can get back into the every day routine and I decided to start back with a Theme Day post. The first day of the month is Theme Day in the City Daily Photo community and this month's theme is "Entry". This is a picture of the main entrance to one of my favorite buildings, Dodd Hall, on the campus of the Florida State University. If you would like to see more fabulous pictures featuring this theme, go visit the CDP Theme Day page here.