Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
The abundant rainfall around Georgia has brought out the mushrooms. There's no way that I am going to eat any wild shrooms, but this sparassis or cauliflower mushroom is supposed to be edible.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Not many years ago, if you were traveling in the Southeast or the Midwest, See Rock City barns were common. Rock City officially opened as a public attraction on May 21, 1932. They hired a sign painter named Clark Byers to travel around and offer to paint barns for farmers if they would let him paint the words "See Rock City" somewhere on the barn.
The barns are not quite as common today. This barn is off of Highway 411 in Bartow County, Georgia. There's no place to park and photograph the barn except in the driveway of the home. I was going to stay a bit and get different angles of the barn, but . . . turns out . . . they have a big dog. Theme #337.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
266:365 Rain, Rain Go Away!
In case you haven't heard, Atlanta has had a lot of rain lately! I live north of Atlanta, and thank goodness we have not had the amount of flooding that they have had south of us. This is Bethany Bridge across Lake Allatoona and the water is almost touching the bridge. Under normal conditions, very large boats are able to pass under the bridge.
There are people in Atlanta who have lost everything and they have no flood insurance. Please remember these people in your prayers.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Thanks, Lijola, for nominating me for a Splash Award, which is given to blogs that are "alluring, bewitching, impressive and inspiring".
My nominees are . . . actually everybody because those of us who are still going really deserve a pat on the back. Raise a glass to all of you!!!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
262:365 Marching to a Different Drummer
Originally uploaded by Bamagirl7
I like this kid! Theme #180.
Actually, this is a different parade from yesterday's post. After the last parade, I compared my pictures to the pictures in the newpapers. One thing that I learned is to get yourself in a place where you have a nice-looking background. May seem like a "duh" moment, but this year, my eyes are opening to everything.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
255:365 Living the Green Life
If you travel through rural Alabama this time of year, you will see lots of trucks and trailers backed up to the road full of watermelons. Most of these watermelon sales are on the honor system. You get you watermelon and leave your money in a box. My brother-in-law does this every year and he says that he has never had anything stolen. Theme #173.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Different scenes from Paradise Gardens, the home of Howard Finster, a well-known folk artist. He took bits and pieces that he found in the city dump and fashioned them into art.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Because of the long Labor Day Weekend, I thought that I would go back and post some photos that I made earlier this year, but, for some reason did not post them. Here's the first image. I took this photo on the Worldwide Photo Walk.
Friday, September 4, 2009
247:365 Hours, Days, Months, Years
My grandfather had lots of ideas, and he meticulously wrote them down and saved them. He was the principal of a school, and in the 1950's he wrote down a plan to improve student achievement that was much like the No Child Left Behind program that we have today. He proposed a year-round school calendar in the late 1950's that is much like the calender that we use in Alabama and Georgia today.
His biggest idea was a Perpetual Calendar and he sent this plan to everyone including Dwight Eisenhower, John Foster Dulles, John F. Kennedy, George Wallace, and Dear Abby. It makes sense to me.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
246:365 On My Table
I posted a picture a week or so ago of coffee being poured into a cup. When I was going through the folder and deleting files, I saw this picture. Do you ever find yourself going through old picture files and finding a picture that you orginally discarded, but then you discover that you really like it? Theme #207.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Cigarette butts (and other paraphernalia) on the sidewalk; graffiti; a dented and misshapen storm drain, handbills on the message board . . . the voices of many people can be found in this doorway.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Sometimes you just happen up on subject matter. There's an old building here in town with a cool tin roof. I went to take a picture and while snooping around, I found all of these cubbyholes full of interesting stuff. Theme #332.