Nico the flirty Beluga Whale. Georgia Aquarium
Fourth of July, Atlanta's Centennial Park fireworks celebration.
A rare, but beautiful, snowy morning in Georgia.
South Beach, Miami, Florida
I love cows.
Thrift store finds
Sunset, Rincon, Puerto Rico
Spring blooms, Atlanta Botanical Garden
Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Trio in Black and White
Caribbean Sea, Westpunt, Curacao
Orchid, Atlanta Botanical Garden
Water Lilies, Atlanta Botanical Garden
Morrison Springs, Ponce de Leon, Florida
Water Droplets, Atlanta Botanical Garden
Sunrise, Ponce de Leon, Florida
Beautiful Blooms, Atlanta Botanical Garden
365 in 2011
- ► 2012 (209)
- ► 2011 (234)
- ► 2010 (94)
- Autumn (235 of 365)
- Bridges or Tunnels (234 of 365)
- Government (233 of 365)
- Sunday Six: Week 39
- Hobby (232 of 365)
- Vapor (231 of 365)
- Sunday Six: Week 38
- Sunday Six: Week 37
- Sunday Six: Week 36 (Dragon*Con Edition)
- Hair (230 of 365)
- Hours, Days, Months, Years (229 of 365)
- Peaks and Valleys (228 of 365)
- Bent (227 of 365)
- Rock, Paper, Scissors (226 of 365)
- Exercise (225 of 365)
- ▼ September (15)
- ► 2008 (396)
- ► 2007 (43)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Speaking of the floods last week, this is one of the bridges that transportation officials closed for several days due to the rising flood waters. This is the Chattahoochee River. At one point over the last several days, the river was well above flood stage in several parts of North Georgia. Rivers are definitely not supposed to be this close to you when you're crossing a bridge! It's not a really good picture, but this was one of the few shots I was able to get of the water.
Monday, September 28, 2009
The county government building in Douglas County, Georgia. I make my way there fairly often for court. This particular county was one of the hardest hit by the floods last week in North Georgia.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
But first, here's a view of what we've been dealing with here in Atlanta -- torrential downpours. It has rained the entire week!
This morning when I came back from the grocery store I noticed this:
It's a hot pink cornhole game! How fun is that? Evidently, my neighbors have been playing.
Now on to the yumminess . . .
Tonight, I'm having my first dinner guest at my new place! We're having roast chicken.
I stuffed the chicken with all of this: lemon slices, garlic, basil, oregano, and rosemary. Here's hoping it turns out yummy!
Finally, a close up shot of my lemon slices.
Until next week . . .
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
This was my contribution to Saturday night's Italian dinner. It's a caprese pasta salad and it turned out pretty well, I think.
On Saturday morning, a large group of us went adventuring through the mountains. The remaining pictures are a few of the things that caught my eye while we were hiking.
Until next week . . .
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Tuesday night I headed into town to meet Allison for dinner at Flip. As usual, I was playing while driving through traffic.
This one's blurry, but I didn't have my tripod with me. Taken from the West End looking towards Midtown Atlanta.
This is a full view of Midtown Atlanta's evening skyline, only with lots of squiggles! One of these days I'll be in a spot for some nice skyline photos with my tripod in hand.
Painting was on the agenda for today. This color is called "Starry Sky."
No turning back now!
The finished project! I'm quite pleased with it. Check out my new ladder, too! 8 feet tall! Hey, I'm short, people! I take every opportunity I have to stand tall!
Until next week . . .
Sunday, September 6, 2009
The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland was there.
The Blues Brothers danced their way down Peachtree Street, too!
Captain Jack Sparrow from "Pirates of the Carribean" was present via pirate ship.
This guy was there, too! Although, I have no idea what character he is. If you know, please speak up in the comments! I'm sure I'll feel like a dummy when I find out who this is.
Almost always present at an Atlanta parade is the Seed and Feed Marching Abominable Band. They are so wacky! They're always lots of fun to watch!
Finally, as you would expect with any Science Fiction/Fantasy themed parade there were a lot of Star Wars characters present.
Darth Vader was there along with his security forces. Dark Helmet and the SpaceBalls crew were also there. Sadly, I didn't snap the shutter quick enough to get their costumes!
Stormtroopers were everywhere! Y'all, I kid you not when I say there was an Indianapolis Colts Stormtrooper! Who knew they liked football?!
This was probably my favorite of the Star Wars costumes, simply because I'd never seen someone dressed up as Chewy.
And, finally . . . does anyone recognize this guy? Two of the guys behind me were positive this was George Lucas. I think it's just a close likeness. If George had really been there, surely that would've made headlines around here!
Until next week, which will certainly have far less wackiness!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
These are the highest set of stairs in the world. They are the stairs of the Pikes Peak Incline Trail, also known as the Manitou Incline. The incline was originally built to support the construction of a hydroelectric plant and its waterline. It was also used as a tourist attraction to take tourists to the summit of Pikes Peak via a cable car.
The stairs are actually old railroad ties. The incline is just over a mile and you gain 2,011 feet in elevation. After climbing to the top of the 2,744 stairs, you then have the option to continue hiking the Barr Trail (about 8 miles, I think) to the summit of Pikes Peak, turning around and walking straight back down those stairs, or taking a 4 mile trail back down to the base of the mountain.
Interestingly, the incline is on privately owned property and is off limits to the public. The many people who climb and train on the incline are actually trespassing. There is, however, a steady push to make the trail open to the public.