Saturday, March 17, 2018

Looking around

A couple of geese surveying the area near a retention pond behind the mall.

Linking to Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and The Bird D'Pot.

Friday, March 16, 2018


Two helicopters in the sky over the Florida Capitol downtown. The lower one is a police helicopter that was circling the area while students from Margory Stoneman Douglas High School were holding a protest rally on the front steps of the Capitol. The other one is a news helicopter that was hovering overhead covering the event. I showed another closeup photo of the news helicopter a few weeks ago here.

Linking to SkyWatch Friday.

Update on my broken leg: I went for a cat scan this week and am still waiting for my doctor to review it and determine if I need surgery. Hopefully that will not be the case. I'm getting a little used to not being able to do all of the things I want to do and am able to get around my house pretty well with a wheelchair. My daughter and two oldest grandkids are coming tomorrow from Orlando to visit and I'm excited about that!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Beach Ball

The plaque under this piece of art reads "MIAMI BEACH BALL by Romero Britto, a gift to the City of Tallahassee by Miami-Dade County Days, April 7, 2005". It sits downtown near the State Capitol.

Update on my blog break: I will probably be posting sporadically for a few weeks as I am unable to get out to take photos. Unfortunately last week I fell and fractured the bone (tibia) just below my right knee. I'm pretty much immobilized right now, so my laptop has become my best friend and I will have to make do with photos in my archives.

Saturday, February 24, 2018


I noticed these ibises when I was driving past a pond near my house. They were a little camera shy.

Note: I'm taking a little break from blogging for a few days. I had surgery on my wrist yesterday and it has been a lot more painful than I anticipated! Trying to post and especially comment on other blogs is difficult to do when I can only use one hand. Hopefully it will get better soon!

Linking to Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and The Bird D'Pot.

Friday, February 23, 2018


A television news helicopter hovers over the Florida state Capitol while taking video of the #neveragain rally being held by student survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The students were in town this week to meet with lawmakers about what can be done to prevent more shootings. I attended the rally and showed photos of it yesterday here.

Linking to SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Speaking out

This week students who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida came to Tallahassee to meet with lawmakers and hold a rally at the state Capitol downtown. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend yesterday and see these amazing students in action.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Medical marijuana

In the fall of 2016, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment approving medical marijuana. Afterwards, state lawmakers grappled for months on how to enact the wishes of the voters. It took a special session of the legislature to finally pass some rules regarding the new law. This sign is in the window of one of the new clinics.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Antique appliances

I was shopping with my daughter-in-law yesterday for a new dishwasher when I saw these antique appliances near the entrance of a locally owned store. Who knew that Frigidaire was made by General Motors and how about that old Maytag washing machine? My grandmother had one of those wringers on her washing machine when I was a kid. My grandmother also always called any refrigerator a "Frigidaire" no matter what the brand was. I tried to get a look inside both but I couldn't get them open.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures and Our World Tuesday.

Monday, February 19, 2018


This mural is located on the side of a local bar and restaurant. I couldn't find the name of the artist.

Linking to Monday Mural.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

More signs of spring

I saw a flock of robins in town yesterday. I stopped to watch them but I had forgotten my camera. A few came close enough to my car for me to take these photos with my phone. They were busy eating those berries you see on the ground. In this area, robins usually only stick around for a few weeks this time of year and then move on further north.

Linking to Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and The Bird D'Pot.