Friday, October 16, 2015

Fall skies and reflections

I just love how blue the sky is in October. I took this picture while I was walking around the perimeter of Cascades Park. That white building on the left houses the Florida Department of Financial Services and the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, one of the many state government office buildings located downtown near the state Capitol complex. It also happens to be the same building where my son has worked for the past 10 years.

I will be taking a short blogging break for the next week or so while I enjoy some family time. Be back soon!

Linking to SkyWatch Friday and Weekend Reflections.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Good Fences

I saw this cute guy sitting on a fence beckoning people to come inside and visit his art show at a pumpkin festival over the weekend.

Linking to Good Fences.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Sign at the pumpkin patch

Cute sign seen at the pumpkin patch this past weekend.

Linking to signs, signs.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Spanish moss

Walking around Cascades Park on a clear fall day, I noticed this strand of Spanish moss looked like it was trying to touch the top of the 22 story Florida Capitol Building in the distance. Maybe it was trying to talk some sense into our lawmakers over there.

Linking to Our World Tuesday.

Monday, October 12, 2015


Another October weekend, another pumpkin patch with the grandkids. It was nice and sunny here this past Saturday and the sunlight made the pumpkins look especially pretty.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Blue Skies on the Birding Trail

Perfect weather for a walk, but I think all the birds were hiding that day.

Linking to SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A good fence at the pumpkin patch

While visiting one of the local pumpkin patches this past weekend, my youngest grandson decided to stand on a pumpkin and lean on the fence to get a better look at all of the cars going by at this busy intersection.

Linking to Good Fences.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


We do have some unusual names for cities here in my neck of the woods and Chattahoochee is located about 40 miles west of Tallahassee (hey, there's another one). This is their post office. I would show more examples, but I didn't feel like driving to Sopchoppy or Two Egg.

Linking to signs, signs.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Orange bikes

I can't remember what kind of shop these were sitting in front of, but they certainly do stand out. I think they need a few pumpkins sitting next to them.

Linking to Our World Tuesday.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Monday Mural

Technically I don't think this is a mural, but it will have to be close enough. Every time I drive down to visit my daughter and grandkids in Orlando, as soon as I start hitting the more populated areas of central Florida, I pass these sound barrier walls on Florida's Turnpike. I have always wanted to get a good picture of them, but alas, stopping on the turnpike is not a good idea for reasons I don't think need any explanation. I did stop at a rest stop on my last trip and when I looked up, there it was in all its glory. This is the best I could do, since running across six lanes of turnpike traffic to get a better shot was definitely not an option. Sorry about the utility pole. If you have ever driven on Florida's Turnpike, you know there are endless tolls to be paid. You can save time, aggravation and money by buying a SunPass and preloading it with cash online, which is definitely worth it. Some of your toll money is used to pay for these walls, decorations and all. I have read articles that claim these sound barriers don't really work, but state and federal laws require them if traffic noise hits 66 decibels.

Linking to Monday Mural.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Saturday's Critters

A couple of alligators we saw earlier this summer when I took my grandkids on a boat ride down the Wakulla River just south of town. Around here you don't really need to go out of your way to find an alligator. Any body of water in these parts most likely has at least one or two. They have even been known to show up in your yard if you live near a pond. In a neighborhood near mine a couple of years ago, a lady even found one under her car when she went outside to leave for work one morning.

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Good Fences and a Sign

The fenced off section for horse trailers to load and unload at J.R. Alford Greenway. I previously posted pictures and gave information about this beautiful area here.

Linking to Good Fences and to signs, signs.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Theme Day: Shelter

This pretty gazebo provides shelter from the sun with a nice shady spot to sit and enjoy the gardens at Dorothy B. Oven Park.

The first day of the month is Theme Day in the City Daily Photo Community and this month's theme is "shelter". To see other members' interpretations of this theme, be sure to visit the Theme Day gallery here.