Friday, August 31, 2012

SkyWatch Friday

This pretty tower sits above the entrance to my local post office. To see more beautiful skies from all over the world, visit SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Headed West to Help

I was at the store this morning and noticed these trucks parked in the parking lot. Since this store is close to Interstate 10, I can only assume they are on their way west to help restore power to those affected by Hurricane Isaac. It was and still is mostly a rain event here, so we got lucky this time. By the way, I apologize for not being able to visit and comment more on my favorite blogs, but I've started my new job taking care of my six week old grandson since his mommy is going back to work. I'm also chauffeuring my older grandkids back and forth to school and taking care of them in the afternoons, so I've been pretty busy!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


The Facility for Arts Research is located just north of Tallahassee and operates under the direction of the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance at Florida State University. You can read more about it here.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Taphophile Tragics

I took this picture in Roselawn Cemetery, one of several city owned cemeteries in Tallahassee. I've always liked this cemetery because of the shady landscaping. I'm not sure why the deer were placed in this particular spot, but they must have some special significance to one of the nearby graves. This is my first contribution to Taphophile Tragics.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Student Art

I know absolutely nothing about this piece of art. I took the picture earlier this summer in front of the Fine Arts Building on the Florida State University campus. I think it's kind of interesting.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hitching a Ride

I noticed this little guy riding home with me on the windshield of my car. I've never seen a spider quite like it before. To see more fascinating critters from just about everywhere, visit Camera Critters.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Weekend Reflections

The Aloft Hotel is located in downtown Tallahassee. To see more fabulous reflections from all over the world, visit Weekend Reflections.

Friday, August 24, 2012

SkyWatch Friday

Clouds gathering behind the sign in front of the building housing the Tallahassee Democrat, our local newspaper. It looks like we might have some tropical weather headed our way, which is not good news. Stay away Tropical Storm Isaac! To see more skies from around the world, visit SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Frozen Chill

My grandkids and I have been stopping in for frozen yogurt quite a bit this summer. One of the things I've noticed since I been retired is that places like this are a lot less crowded on weekday afternoons than they are on weekends.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Remember When

Another cute shop located at The Cottages at Lake Ella. You can visit their Facebook page here.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Glasswork by Susan

This picture shows more detail of one of the historic stone Cottages at Lake Ella. Most of them house locally owned businesses in midtown Tallahassee. This one belongs to Glasswork by Susan. The cottages were built in the 1920's and 1930's as part of the Tallahassee Motor Hotel. Most of them back up to the shore of Lake Ella.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Carousel Cupcakery and Sweet Shop

Here is another new business located near Lake Ella. I love cupcakes, so I will definitely be trying this place. By the way, I took my grandkids to Big Easy Snowballs (which I featured on my blog here last Thursday) and we loved it!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Cotton in the Sky

To see more beautiful skies from around the world, visit SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Big Easy Snowballs is also located in The Cottages at Lake Ella, which is a group of historic stone cottages housing a variety of eclectic shops. These cottages were built in the late 1920's and early 1930's as part of the old Tallahassee Motor Motel. They are located on the north shore of Lake Ella in midtown Tallahassee. I haven't tried this place yet, but I plan on taking my grandchildren there before school starts next week.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tree Stump

This has to be one of the prettiest tree stumps I've seen.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Staying Cool

Staying cool under the shade of the umbrella in front of Quarter Moon Imports, one of the locally owned businesses at The Cottages at Lake Ella.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Good Advice

Let's hope the Easy Rider I posted a picture of yesterday reads this sign.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Easy Rider

He looked like he was enjoying himself so I took his picture.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

the family tree

Located in the upper level of the Tallahassee Mall, you can check out their website here.

Friday, August 10, 2012

SkyWatch Friday

Huge skylight in the Tallahassee Mall. To see more beautiful skies from all over the world, go visit SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

More Sweets

I just had to show a close up of some of the candy from yesterday's post.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sweet Amanda's

If you have a sweet tooth, this candy dispenser is for you.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tax Free

If you did your back to school shopping this past weekend in Florida, you didn't have to pay sales tax. I took this picture in the Tallahassee Mall.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Foot Bridge in the Park

This foot bridge is located in San Luis Park.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Weekend Reflections

The Curry Pot is located in Betton Place, which is a nice collection of shops in midtown Tallahassee. This is another restaurant I would like to try. To see more fabulous reflections, go visit James at Weekend Reflections.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Too Hot

Too hot to eat outside! These outdoor tables belong to Food Glorious Food, a restaurant I featured on my blog earlier this week.

Friday, August 3, 2012

SkyWatch Friday

Mockingbird silhouette on the roof. After a day of thunderstorms, I think he was glad to see some blue skies! To see more fascinating skies from around the world, don't miss SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Food Glorious Food

I've never had a bad meal at this place and I love their name! Visit their website here.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Theme Day: Numbers

The first day of the month is Theme Day in the City Daily Photo Community. You can visit more Theme Day posts by going here.