Thursday, April 30, 2009
Three above-ground tombs in Lafayette #1 Cemetery in New Orleans. Lafayette #1 is one of the oldest cemeteries in New Orleans and it has been in seen in movies many times. I am sure that it is normally a very well kept cemetery, but signs said that a movie is being filmed now. The shaggy grass was perfect for picture taking. Theme #339 Trio.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
My mom, sister, and I went to New Orleans to visit my cousin who lives in a beautiful Creole cottage in the French Quarter. Most of the people who live and work downtown use a bicycle as a major means of transportation. This blue bicycle was parked across the street from my cousin’s home one morning. Theme #28 Blue.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
118:365 Show Us Your Bokeh
This is Mama's Japanese Red Maple. When it first puts on leaves in the spring, there is a wonderful contrast between the deep red leaves and the bright green grass. This is theme #281 Show Us Your Bokeh.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The legendary coach Bear Bryant always wore a houndstooth hat. johnharmstrong.typepad.com/john_h_armstrong_/2008/01/the-...
It is very popular in Alabama to wear houndstooth hats to sporting events. This is a picture of a stack of hats waiting to be purchased. Theme # 190 Multiples.
I am going to be gone for several days because I am making a trip to New Orleans with my mother and sister. I am sorry for the early posts, but I have yet to figure out how to schedule things for later posting in Blogger. I am going post Wed., Thurs., and Fri. today and I will catch up later. I will miss looking at all of your wonderful photographs while I am gone.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
111:365 Concrete of Cement
At the foot of Denny Chimes, there is a Walk of Fame where the captains of the football teams have placed their handprints and footprints since 1948. I tried to pick a football player that might be recognized all over the world. I can barely believe that it has been 44 years since Joe Namath was quarterbacking for the Crimson Tide. I am almost certain that his handprint and footprint have been replaced and this version is almost worn out from people fitting their hands and feet inside of his. Below is a picture of 2008's quarterback John Parker Wilson immortalizing his footprint in the Walk of Fame.
Monday, April 20, 2009
110:365 Local Landmark
Denny Chimes is one of the most recognizable landmarks of the University of Alabama. It was dedicated in 1929, and it plays chimes every fifteen minutes as well as on the hour. I remember sitting in boring lectures and listening for the chimes to ring. Theme #174 Local Landmark.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Went to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, this weekend for the University of Alabama spring football scrimmage. The atmosphere was great, very much like a fall football Saturday. This is the entrance to the University closest to Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama is my alma mater, and this is theme #268 School.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Talk about camouflage. The colors of nature are definitely the best. This small Willet is looking for breakfast while the ocean crashes and swirls around him. Theme # 187 Monotone.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
It was a cool morning at St. Marks NWR, but it turned into a sunny day. The warm sun brought out the more sinister wildlife. Sorry, no close-ups. Theme # 74 Dangerous.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
104:365 The Global Village
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1931 to provide wintering habitat for migratory birds. (Thank goodness!) This Ruddy Turnstone is a highly migratory bird that breeds in the Artic north and migrates to numerous southern destinations. They find food by foraging along the beach and turning over rocks. If you will look closely at his beak, you will see that he has been hunting for breakfast. Humans need to realize that what we do in our own little area of the world doesn’t just affect one area, it affects the delicate eco-system of this whole planet upon which we live.
This is my soapbox and theme # 320 The Global Village.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Lighthouses have been used as warnings of rough shoals and other dangers as long as people have been sailing. St. Marks Lighthouse in Florida was built in 1832 and is still in use today. Theme #351 Warnings.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
While I am on the subject, this is a small part of the rest of the trucks. It is said that Mr. Harvey is always surprised when people stop to take pictures of his collection. This is theme # 266 Rusted.
This is one of a spectacular collection of old Ford trucks in a field near Crawfordville, Florida. They range from the 1900's to the 1970's and they are placed in chronological order. They all belonged at one time to the family of Pat Harvey and they were used on the family farm. Theme #24 Bent.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
96:365 How About This Weather?
Just got back from the Florida Panhandle. This picture was take in St. George Island State Park. The lack of people on the beach probably has something to do with the fact that it was colder in the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday that it was in Denver, Colorado. Spring Break fun! This is theme #153 How About This Weather?