Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Monroe Street runs right through the heart of downtown Tallahassee. I took this picture of one of the street light banners as I was walking along the sidewalk. By the way, please forgive me for not visiting and commenting on your blogs this week. My grandson and I are enjoying a few days off together. I'll have some pictures of all of our adventures next week!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
The entrance to the Florida State University College of Medicine. The sky is reflected in the windows above the entrance. After I took this picture, I did a little research on the outdoor terrazzo murals you see by the entrance and found out that they were done by internationally renowned artist Steven Weitzman using his own revolutionary colored concrete process. You can read more details about these stunning murals here. There are actually three murals on that wall, portraits of historic doctors specific to Florida: Hippocrates of Cos, Elizabeth Blackwell and John Gorrie. I was so busy (and overheated!) the day I took this picture that I failed to get a good shot of these murals, so I promise I will go back and get better pictures for a future blog post. Meanwhile, you can click on the picture and enlarge it to get a better view of the murals and the reflections. To see more reflections from around the world, go visit James at Weekend Reflections.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Summer thunderstorms have started rolling in just about every afternoon. I hate the thunder and lightning that accompany these storms, but they sure do cool us off! This one was moving in as I was getting out of my car to go into the grocery store. To see more SkyWatch pictures from around the world, go visit SkyWatch Friday.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Water feature at the Tallahassee Mall. To see more wonderful watery shots, go visit Watery Wednesday. Also since Sunny pointed out that this looks like a heart (how did I miss that?), I'm linking this post to Random Hearts by Clytie.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Most of the time when people think of Tallahassee, they think of FSU or FAMU. Tallahassee Community College is also located here and it's a very good school. My son attended TCC for his first two years, before transferring to FSU where he graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in graphic design. This is a picture of the administration building on the TCC campus.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
This little guy was sitting on the side of my house the other day when I got home from work. He had been in the grass which is why he was green when I first saw him. You can tell from the picture he is starting to change his color to brown to camouflage himself while he sits on the brick wall. To see more interesting critters from all over the world, don't miss Camera Critters.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Vinyl Fever is another local business that has closed due to the economy. They were a great music store and I really miss them. Click on the picture to enlarge it and see all the reflections in their windows and my car. To see more reflections from around the world, go visit James at Weekend Reflections.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The Heritage Tower is located between the baseball stadium and the football stadium on the Florida State University campus and was a present to FSU from the graduating classes of 1946, 1947, and 1948. These classes represent the transitional time when Florida State College for Women became Florida State University. The GI bill was introduced at the end of World War II. In 1945 men were allowed to attend FSCW to help alleviate overcrowding at other schools. In 1947, they were allowed into the school as full students. That was a good thing for me because that's when my father decided to transfer to FSU from the University of Florida after serving in the Navy during the war. He promptly met my mother, who was starting her first year at FSU and they were married a year later! The dedication of this fountain in 1998 marked the 50th year since FSCW became FSU. To see more wonderful watery pictures, please visit Watery Wednesday.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The sign outside of Dick Howser Stadium on the Florida State University campus. The FSU baseball team beat Vanderbilt 2 out of 3 games this past weekend to advance to the College World Series in Omaha. The stadium is named after former FSU baseball coach Dick Howser.
Monday, June 14, 2010
This bank sign is located in downtown Tallahassee and I took the picture this past Saturday afternoon. When I first saw the sign, it was reading 109 degrees (F), but by the time I turned around in traffic and parked my car so I could take a picture, it had cooled down to 107!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I wish I had paid more attention to this poster when I was walking around some of the wooded areas in Wakulla Springs State Park a couple of weeks ago. I will spare my blog readers the gory details, but I ended up with an infected bite and had to pay a visit to my doctor last week. Click on the picture to enlarge and read all about how to prevent this from happening to you!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
In order to protect forests and also people and their homes, land managers sometimes use prescribed fire to reduce hazardous fuel buildups. It is also used for disease control in young pines, improving habitat for wildlife, range management, preservation of endangered plant and animal species and the maintenance of fire dependent ecosystems. You can read much more about prescribed fire on the Florida Division of Forestry website. I took this picture in Wakulla County just south of Tallahassee, but I didn't see any fire going on that day.