Thursday, March 31, 2011
This Chili's restaurant is located in the student union on the Florida State University campus. My followers in Florida will probably recognize that the image of the gator mascot from that "other" university in this state has an unhappy expression on his face probably because he has a garnet and gold spear planted in his chest.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
My grandson is my guest photographer again today and he took this picture in one of the beautiful gardens belonging to Darla, who I met through her wonderful blog More Family and Flowers. Darla also happens to live in the same neighborhood as my daughter! My grandson had a great time chasing butterflies, bees and lizards on a beautiful spring afternoon. Thanks Darla! To see more cute critters from around the world, don't miss Camera Critters.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Some pretty sky and cloud reflections in the windows of the College of Music building on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee. To see more lovely reflections from around the world, visit James at Weekend Reflections.
Friday, March 25, 2011
My 6 year old grandson took this picture of a mockingbird sitting on a wire while we were taking a walk the other day, so he is my guest photographer for the day. To see more beautiful skies from around the world, don't miss SkyWatch Friday.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you know how much I love to spend time with my grandchildren. Here they are walking ahead of me as we get ready to take a walk around Lake Ella. Pretty cute, huh? My granddaughter was fascinated with the birds and kept trying to chase them.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
A hazy sky reflected in the windows of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles headquarters in Tallahassee. I had to get my driver's license renewed last week and that was an ordeal because I had to show them my passport, social security card, marriage certificate, and two pieces of recent mail showing my physical address just to prove my identity and residency. Then they made me take a vision test. Whew! To see more interesting reflections from around the world, don't miss Weekend Reflections.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
"The Quintessential Genetic C.O.D.E., C.O.D.E. and C.O.D.E. of Empathy Mobile" Click on the picture to biggify and this is what you will read on the side of this vehicle. I cannot find any information on it anywhere, but thought it would make an interesting blog post.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
This terra cotta ornamentation on display in the lobby of the Museum of Florida History in downtown Tallahassee was originally a part of one of the earliest skyscrapers in Jacksonville, Florida. The downtown portion of Jacksonville had been destroyed by the Great Fire in 1901, one of the most destructive fires in the history of the southeastern United States. The Hotel Seminole was designed in the Prairie School style of Frank Lloyd Wright by Henry J. Klutho during the city's reconstruction. It was constructed in 1909 and rose a whopping 10 stories into the sky. The hotel was demolished in 1974.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
An original watercolor on paper by John James Audubon entitled Chipmunks is featured in the Audubon exhibit now on display at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee. To see more fascinating critters from around the world, don't miss Camera Critters.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Another view of the reflections in the door of the Museum of Florida History in downtown Tallahassee and another view of your TDP blogger taking the picture. That tall building in the reflection is the Florida Capitol. To see more reflections from all over the world, go over and visit James at Weekend Reflections.
Note to fellow CDP bloggers who followed Kaori at Tokorozawa Daily Photo. I received an email from her yesterday and both she and her family are safe. Please keep Kaori and all of the people in Japan in your thoughts and prayers.
Friday, March 11, 2011
The sky is reflected in the glass doors and windows of the R.A. Gray Building which houses the Museum of Florida History in downtown Tallahassee. You can also see the Florida Capitol building behind the trees in the reflection and if you look hard, you can see your intrepid TDP blogger taking the picture. To see more beautiful skies from around the world, visit SkyWatch Friday.
Note to fellow CDP bloggers who followed Kaori at Tokorozawa Daily Photo. I just received an email from her and both she and her family are safe. Please keep Kaori and all of the people in Japan in your thoughts and prayers.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
One of the few night scenes depicted in The Birds of America, this life sized engraving was created in 1831 from John James Audubon's original 1829 drawing. The second picture shows Audubon's personally mounted Snowy Owl specimen. As some of my blog followers have noted in the comments, it is sad to think that Audubon killed so many birds in the process of creating these beautiful prints and paintings.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
This 1858 Bien Edition Lithograph of The Wild Turkey was one of my favorite pieces in the Audubon exhibit now on display at the Museum of Florida History. Audubon drew and painted the wild turkey quite often and chose this life sized engraving to be Plate 1 in The Birds of America. He studied turkeys extensively since he hunted and raised them for food. He also kept a tame turkey as a pet. I apologize for the reflections showing up in the glass of the frames in these pictures. I really tried to minimize those reflections as much as possible.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Last week I got a chance to visit the Museum of Florida History in downtown Tallahassee and view the John James Audubon Exhibit. Featured in the exhibit are rare Audubon works of art and artifacts, including original oil paintings, letters, photographs, personal items and more than sixty original hand-colored engravings from The Birds of America, selected from the collection and archives of the John James Audubon Museum. For the next few days I will show some pictures from my visit. The Museum of Florida History is located in the R.A. Gray Building just west of the Florida Capitol and in this picture you can see the front entrance with part of the Capitol building reflected in the lower left window.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Reflections of the double doors can be seen in this marble bench located inside one of the buildings of the Florida State University College of Music in Tallahassee. To see more lovely reflections from around the world, visit James at Weekend Reflections.
Friday, March 4, 2011
The west side of the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee taken from the front steps of the Museum of Florida History. I finally made it to the Audubon Exhibit. Stay tuned next week for pictures! To see more lovely skies from around the world, don't miss SkyWatch Friday.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
This seagull wasn't too sure he wanted me to take his picture, but then he wasn't too sure I didn't have some bread for him either so he went ahead and posed. Seagulls can be pushy (not to mention loud) when you show up at the lake with food, so I don't usually feed them. To see more wonderful watery shots, be sure to visit Watery Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Actually Lake Ella is just one of my favorite parts of Tallahassee. This lake is located in midtown and there is always something going on there and lots to do. You can walk around the lake and get some exercise, browse the cute little Cottages at Lake Ella shops, visit an Art Gallery, enjoy some ice cream or a bite to eat, or just sit and do some people watching. There are always lots of birds around too, which I just love! The first day of the month is Theme Day for the City Daily Photo Community.
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