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.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

This guy was waving to me from the Halloween store in the mall.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

More pumpkins

My grandkids and I visited three different pumpkin patches this weekend and had lots of fun!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Just hanging around

I spotted this debonair guy in a pumpkin patch over the weekend and he let me take his picture.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

State Forest

Sign at the entrance to the North Ochlockonee Tract of the Lake Talquin State Forest located northwest of Tallahassee.

Friday, October 26, 2012

SkyWatch Friday

Pine trees against a beautiful fall sky in the Lake Talquin State Forest near the Ochlockonee River just a little northwest of Tallahassee. To see more fabulous skies from around the world, don't miss SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Iron frying pans and other cool stuff

After taking yesterday's picture, I turned around and saw this interesting collection hanging on the outside of someone's house. Those iron frying pans remind me of my grandmother. She used to cook in them all the time and I even have one that belonged to her that I still use every once in awhile.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Although the sign says it's the "home of Cal's Tupelo Honey", this building is sitting empty near downtown Havana. I liked the way it looks.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ice cold soda in the bottle

Now this is the way we drank our soda back when I was a kid. We bought these drinks at Havana's General Store and they sure were good! I even taught my grandson how to blow air across the top of the bottle and make it sound like a foghorn.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Just one more...

I couldn't resist! This guy is located across the street from the one I showed yesterday. My grandkids really liked this one.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hot Dog?

One of the things I like about Havana are these cute little pieces of art located in random spots downtown. Last year I posted a picture of another one here. I had to be careful taking this picture because it is located on the side of a building right on main street and I didn't want to get run over!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Save the Tata's

I couldn't resist taking a picture of this display in front of one of the buildings in downtown Havana. As you probably already know, October is breast cancer awareness month.

Friday, October 19, 2012

SkyWatch Friday

Last weekend I took my grandkids to the annual Havana Pumpkin Festival. We love going to this event every year and the weather was certainly cooperating because it was a beautiful day! To see more wonderful skies from around the world, don't miss SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pumpkin Faces

My two oldest grandchildren made their own pumpkin faces this past weekend at the Pumpkin Festival in downtown Havana. Havana is a small town just north of Tallahassee.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday

Growing under an old live oak tree. For more fabulous shadows, visit Shadow Shot Sunday.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

A little break....

I want to apologize for not posting regularly or visiting and commenting on my favorite blogs lately. I am retired, but find that I am working harder than ever taking care of my grandchildren. I can't seem to get out and get pictures for my blog as easily as I could before. The two older ones are 8 and 4 years old and attend school during part of the day, but the little one is not quite 3 months old and he is taking up most of my time, in a good way! I am really enjoying this new phase of my life, and I appreciate all of my blogging friends so much. I ask for your patience while I try to strike a healthy balance with my new responsibilities and my blogging activities. Happy weekend!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Water World Wednesday

Even though it is officially fall, there is still quite a bit of green around here. This is the lake at San Luis Park. Visit Water World Wednesday to see more beautiful watery shots from just about everywhere.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Taphophile Tragics

These three Civil War era graves are located in Old City Cemetery near downtown. This cemetery was established in 1829 and is the oldest public cemetery in Tallahassee. Only the marker in the front of the picture bears the name of the person buried here, while the others are simply marked "C.S.A." which stands for Confederate States of America. There is a section on the opposite side of the cemetery where Union soldiers are buried. To see more interesting cemetery pictures, visit Taphophile Tragics.

Friday, October 5, 2012

SkyWatch Friday

The sun had almost disappeared behind the trees when I took this picture while watching my grandson's baseball game. To see more beautiful skies from around the world, don't miss SkyWatch Friday.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Taphophile Tragics

The plaque at the bottom of this grave marker in Roselawn Cemetery explains that the organization "Woodmen of the World" was an important part of this person's life. To see more fascinating cemetery shots from around the world, be sure you visit Taphophile Tragics.

Monday, October 1, 2012

CDP Theme Day: Silhouette

Spanish moss on a low hanging oak branch is silhouetted against the waters of Lake Ella. The first day of the month is Theme Day in the City Daily Photo community. You can see more Theme Day posts here.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday

An oak tree casts its shadow on a marker honoring Florida Veterans of the Viet Nam Conflict at Lake Ella. This is my first time participating in Shadow Shot Sunday.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Need a bath?

It might be best to wait until Wednesday if you can.

Friday, September 28, 2012

SkyWatch Friday

Beautiful blue fall skies behind the branches of a willow tree near Lake Ella. To see more gorgeous skies from around the world, visit SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Branch Library

The newly renovated branch of the Leon County Public Library near my house. I'm anxious to see the inside.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Just Ducky

These little white ducks were staying together while swimming near the edge of Lake Ella. Visit Water World Wednesday to see more beautiful watery pictures.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Taphophile Tragics

I noticed this gravesite in Roselawn Cemetery had a sign next to it saying "Do not mow". I guess the family wants to do all of the maintenance themselves. To see more interesting cemetery photographs, don't miss Taphophile Tragics.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Myst Me

Parked on the side on the highway not far from where I live. I guess this is safer than actual sunbathing.

Friday, September 21, 2012

SkyWatch Friday

No, I did not park in this space illegally. I just thought the sky looked quite pretty behind the sign. To see more beautiful skies from just about everywhere in the world, don't miss SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fall Ball

The fall baseball season has started and I'm proud to say that's my oldest grandson playing catcher in this picture.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Poker anyone?

I noticed this sign behind a restaurant in town. Gretna is a small town just west of Tallahassee and apparently they have a poker room there along with barrel racing.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Taphophile Tragics

This pretty little bird was sitting at the foot of a marker in Roselawn Cemetery. To see more interesting pictures, visit Taphophile Tragics.