Photos from Florida's Capital City (and occasionally a few from other interesting places I have been fortunate enough to visit in my travels!)
Saturday, July 31, 2010
I like the way that beautiful willow tree next to the Lake Ella gazebo is reflected in the water. To see more lovely reflections from all over the world, be sure to visit James at Weekend Reflections.
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Labels: Lake Ella, Weekend Reflections
Thursday, July 29, 2010
I didn't realize the bird was in the picture until I looked at it later on my computer screen. I guess he wanted his picture posted on my blog! To see more beautiful skies from all over the world, go visit SkyWatch Friday.
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Labels: SkyWatch Friday
Pick it up!
I always wonder about these signs when I am walking around Lake Ella since the duck population in that area produces a lot more "waste" than the dogs!
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I took this picture of Lake Ella while trying to stay cool in the shade under the trees next to the shore. To see more wonderful watery pictures from all over the world, don't miss Watery Wednesday.
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Labels: Lake Ella, Watery Wednesday
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
View from the Top
Looking down from the top level of one of the parking garages on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee. The pole with the blue light on top is part of the "Blue Light Trail" which consists of over 400 strategically placed light poles all over campus equipped with emergency speaker phones and topped with strobe lights. If you are threatened, see anything suspicious or require any type of police assistance quickly, you can just push the emergency button to be connected immediately with an FSU Police dispatcher.
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Monday, July 26, 2010
The kudzu takes over during the hot summer months and it's hard to see anything else. I think it makes the woods look a little mysterious.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
This turtle was trying to cross the road near my house, so I stopped and hurried him along so he wouldn't get run over. To see more cute critters from around the world, don't miss Camera Critters.
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Labels: Camera Critters
Saturday, July 24, 2010
An ominous sky reflected in the windows above the library at a local high school in Tallahassee. To see more interesting reflections from all over the world, visit James at Weekend Reflections.
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Labels: Weekend Reflections
Thursday, July 22, 2010
The sun hiding behind some clouds late in the afternoon. To see more fascinating skies from around the world, don't miss SkyWatch Friday.
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Labels: SkyWatch Friday
Don't even think about trying to steal any of these gumballs at the Tallahassee Mall. As you can see from the sign, they are protected by a security camera!
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
These turtles were enjoying the afternoon sun until it went behind a cloud for a few minutes. To see more wonderful watery pictures, don't miss Watery Wednesday.
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Labels: Watery Wednesday
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
This is what the wall next door to the Engine Room (which I posted a picture of yesterday) looks like.
Monday, July 19, 2010
I've never been to the Engine Room, but I like the way it looks on the outside.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
An albino alligator in the River Scout Gallery at the Georgia Aquarium. To see more interesting critters from around the world, don't miss Camera Critters.
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Labels: Camera Critters, vacation
Saturday, July 17, 2010
The piranha exhibit is located in the River Scout Gallery at the Georgia Aquarium. The first picture shows a Red Piranha from the Amazon River and the second picture shows my grandson sitting inside the acrylic window next to the piranha tank. I had a hard time getting him out of there, he was having so much fun!
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Friday, July 16, 2010
My grandson watching Pacific Sea Nettles at the Georgia Aquarium during our vacation last week. To see more wonderful reflections from all over the world, go visit James at Weekend Reflections.
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Labels: vacation, Weekend Reflections
Thursday, July 15, 2010
My grandson loved watching the Lined Seahorses at the Georgia Aquarium. The sign next to their tank said that seahorses are disappearing due to overharvesting and that we should avoid buying seahorses for any purpose unless they are cultured or certified as sustainably collected. Seahorses are true fish, with a backbone, gills and scales. The male seahorse incubates eggs in a pouch just below its abdomen. Seahorses grow to a maximum size of 7.5 inches or 19 cm.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I guess you could call all of my posts this week Watery Wednesday posts since they are all about our visit to the Georgia Aquarium. In these pictures you can see my grandson interacting with sting rays, sea anemones and a small hammerhead in a few of the many touch pools at the aquarium. The kids were instructed to pet with only two fingers which is much better for the animals. My grandson could not get over how soft and smooth the sting rays were! To see more wonderful watery pictures from all over the world, go visit Watery Wednesday.
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Labels: vacation, Watery Wednesday
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I think my grandson's favorite part of the Georgia Aquarium was the African Penquin exhibit in the Cold Water Quest gallery. The exhibit is very interactive with acrylic tunnels and pop-up windows that allow you to get up close and personal with the penguins.
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Monday, July 12, 2010
After spending time outside in the heat, my grandson and I decided to stay cool by heading into downtown Atlanta for a visit to the Georgia Aquarium. One of the largest aquariums in the world, this place is amazing! I took the first 3 pictures in the Ocean Voyager gallery, which was specially designed to house whale sharks, the largest fish species in the world along with many other interesting creatures of the deep, including the only manta rays in any U.S. aquarium. The habitat contains 6 million gallons of saltwater and this particular viewing window is 23 feet tall and 61 feet wide. It's like being in an underwater theatre! In the second picture, you can see one of the giant whale sharks swimming by. The third shows one of the manta rays. The last picture was taken in the beluga whale exhibit in the Cold Water Quest gallery. You can see my grandson's silhouette up against another viewing window watching one of the beluga whales. He was mesmerized!
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