Saturday, March 16, 2019

Bottoms up

Lake Ella ducks. I don't know why, but I always laugh when I see their tails sticking up out of the water like this.

I won't be posting for the next few days because my grandkids will be spending Spring Break with me and we have lots of fun plans. See you soon!

Linking to Camera Critters and Saturday's Critters.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Tackle shop

Decorative sign over the door at a local seafood restaurant.

Linking to signs, signs.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Grove

Built in 1840 by territorial governor Richard Keith Call, the Grove is located near downtown and next door to the Florida Governor's Mansion. It was recently restored and the house and surrounding grounds are a beautiful place to visit on a warm spring day. To learn more about the fascinating history of this house, you can visit their website here.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures and Our World Tuesday.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Pie mural

This mural is located outside the entrance to Gaines Street Pies, a local pizza restaurant. I couldn't figure out a way to photograph it without the sign in the way, so I didn't even try.

Linking to Monday Mural.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Turtle barge

Zooming in on a group of turtles enjoying the afternoon sun in the middle of Lake Ella.

Linking to Saturday's Critters and Camera Critters.

Friday, March 8, 2019

A bird and a plane

The plane is easy to see, but I didn't notice the bird until I enlarged the photo.

Linking to SkyWatch Friday.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Buffer zone

Lake Jackson is located not far from my house. The lake is popular with fisherman and boaters. I even used to go water skiing on this lake many years ago. This boat ramp and floating dock provide access to the lake and, as you can read from the sign, it is also a restoration area for maintaining water quality, reducing erosion and providing wildlife habitat. Also before anyone asks in the comments, yes, there are plenty of alligators in and around this lake!

Linking to signs, signs.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Old city cemetery

Some of the older graves located in Old City Cemetery, the oldest public cemetery in Tallahassee. The cemetery was established in 1841 when a violent yellow fever epidemic swept through the area and regulations were required to protect the public. At the time it was located outside the city's boundaries, but today it is very close to downtown and is considered a distinctive historic site.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures and Our World Tuesday.

Monday, March 4, 2019


Unveiled last year in celebration of Women's History Month, this mural depicting "Rosie the Riveter" is located on Gaines Street. The artist is Kollet Probst. Along with her selected team of local female volunteers, Lydia Bell, Autumn Clemmons, Holly Riley, Angela Bowden Parker, Heather Thomas, and Chef Shacafrica Simmons, the project was done to honor Naomi Parker Fraley, the real "Rosie" and inspiration for the iconic World War II "We can do it!" posters, who died last year at the age of 96. Each team member's field of specialty, including painting, dance, photography, music, writing and even culinary and cosmetic arts, is represented in images on a strip of film underneath the mural. I especially like the "no glass ceiling" button on Rosie's collar.

Linking to Monday Mural.

Friday, March 1, 2019

March Theme Day: Green

There is a reason they call Ireland the Emerald Isle and it is on full display in these photos I took last summer on my vacation. This was at one of our stops as we drove around the The Ring of Kerry. I zoomed in on Loher Stone Fort, a recently reconstructed ringfort, also known as a cashel, in the distance. You can see how tiny it looks right in the center of my first photo. The ringfort dates back to early Christian times around the 9th Century. It would have been built as a defended farmstead and the circular outer walls are over 2 metres high. The inner part is made up of a large round house and a smaller rectangular house.

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