Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ABC Wednesday.......K is for knotted tree and kiss!!

The Life Magazine cover photo of a sailor kissing a nurse after the end of WWII ... this famous photo was published on August 27, 1945. This statue (stands probably 30-50 feet tall) is in a park in Sarasota, FL and I know of another that is in San Diego, CA. I do not know how many there are or where the others may be. There have been many men and women claiming to be the person in the photo but no one knows for sure who they are.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Color Carnival #21

Orlando area tour bus used at the many hotels to take visitors to the many attractions in the area.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Happy Mellow Yellow Monday and Blue Monday

Saw this 60's lamp in an antique shop this summer and thought it would make a great post! We never had anything like that when I was growing up and I don't remember ever seeing anything like this before;~}

Another painting from one of the students at the local high school....aren't they talented?

And, of course, I had to take a picture of this boat. Martha at and I spotted this on our World Wide Photo Walk that we participated in a couple of months ago.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Camera Critters #76.............Where are you?

Doesn't this look like he/she is looking for his/her young 'uns?
and here they are!

Round Robin Photo Chalenge....Chickens

Found this handsome guy while touring author, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, historic homesite in Cross Creek, FL.

and this one while grocery shopping on Big Pine Key, some of you know Key West, FL is known for their wandering chickens and roosters everywhere.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ruby Tuesday.....Harley?!?!

I was substituting at the local high school recently and one of our graduates, who is now doing a little side business of balloon designs, came in and gave us a demonstration, one of which I have posted here. Isn't that the coolest motorcycle? I think he did a great job and to think he's only been doing this for about a month.!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday everyone!
I was driving around town one afternoon and ran into this horrendous house. The trim is painted a very vibrant pink and as you can see there is a pink gate and fencing all around! The driveway even has a pink tink to it.

Even in the front of the fencing are these posts adorned with lighted pelicans and a "fancy hat" which is actually the covering for the light bulb!

It's even for sale and if you're really interested I'll be glad to give you the realtors phone number and you can come down here to SW Florida and check it out for yourself LOL!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Color Carnival #19

hosted by my friend Martha at

one of the murals at the Denver Internation Airport

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Skywatch Friday ~ Season 4, Episode 9

St. Petersburg, Florida skyline.........sunset with the Little Manatee River in the foreground.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #35

On the marque of this bus is written Lions Tigers but when I searched that sight it had nothing to do with Florida or the Ringling Museum which is where I spotted this bus last week. It still makes a good post for MYM though!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #68

playground equipment

Can you see the iguana in the shadows?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Color Carnival #18

Not very colorful but still kind of cool for a recycled sculpture. I saw this at a local elementary school.

What's going on? Camera Critters #74

We've been hearing a raccoon in the attic for a couple of weeks so my DH decided to look in the attic where we were hearing all the "noise" before he called any local "animal control" companies out. He proceded to get out the ladder and push up the attic door (above my closet) and something immediately smacked the door and took off. When DH looked again he noticed these two little one snuggled in the insulation. At that time he thought they were about 5-6" long and their eyes were still closed. They didn't have any teeth but their claws were still long and the one on the right was a bit feisty so I wouldn't hold one...only the camera!
He then called one of the companies he found in the phone book. The guy came out looked in the attic and could not see the babies. It seems that once the mama raccoon realized we knew she had babies she decided to move them to an area that could not be seen from that particular opening. The guy did place a trap outside where we knew she was climbing to get onto the roof and then into the attic. As you can see we did get a coon......but
that's not the mama! This is a male coon. We decided to call another company (first guy not so good), they came out and cut a hole in the ceiling above our shower area (we had been hearing her in that location) and hoped to find the babies. Lo and behold, they were right next to the opening they cut. He removed them as you can see in the first picture and they were going to be taken to a wild animal resuce center. As you can imagine when mama came back that evening and she couldn't find those babies she ran all over the attic looking for them. I've never heard so much running around. The company that removed the babies throws coyote urine soaked cotton balls to make her think that the coyote got them. It sounds cruel for the mom to think that but there is no other way to get her out of the attic...they can't trap them in an attic. The end result is we think that the mama is gone because we haven't heard any noise at all. The company will come out and clean up the attic, replace insulation, repair the ceiling and cover any openings on the roof so this will not happen again (all covered under our insurance policy, thank goodness).

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ruby Tuesday #54 .... 9-1-09

I've seen this "guy" at different locations around town ~ guess he's a traveling salesman because this time he was standing behind a Discount Liquor sign!

ABC Wednesday... G is for Gorgeous Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods is a magnificent drive thru park ..... loaded with beautiful red rock formations and breathtaking scenery (a photographers dream) ..... see for yourself!

this is titled Kissing Camels and is the backside view taken from inside the park

the mountain in the background is Pikes Peak and is over 14,000 feet in elevation