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)
- Regal (182 of 365)
- Ornate (181 of 365)
- Sunday Six: Week 26
- For Sale (180 of 365)
- Song Lyrics (179 of 365)
- Photograph (178 of 365)
- Heart's Desire (177 of 365)
- Distorted (176 of 365)
- Something Missing (175 of 365)
- Wheels (174 of 365)
- Sunday Six: Week 25
- Tie the Knot (173 of 365)
- Break the Rule of Thirds (172 of 365)
- Numbers (171 of 365)
- Imperfect (170 of 365)
- Faded (169 of 365)
- Things That Go (168 of 365)
- Flags or Banners (167 of 365)
- Sunday Six: Week 24 (Little White House Edition)
- Rest in Peace (166 of 365)
- Mechanisms (165 of 365)
- Tools of the Trade (164 of 365)
- Smoke (163 of 365)
- Bodies of Water (162 of 365)
- Security (161 of 365)
- Water's Edge (160 of 365)
- Sunday Six: Week 23
- Breakfast (159 of 365)
- Landscape (158 of 365)
- Sandy (157 of 365)
- Shades of Gray (156 of 365)
- Rolling (155 of 365)
- Sense of Motion (154 of 365)
- From Ground Level (153 of 365)
- ▼ June (34)
- ► 2008 (396)
- ► 2007 (43)
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
My Curious George jack in the box.
A fun picture my Mom found for me. I have no idea where. Go Sox!
A cute little notepad I found recently at Swoozie's.
Spices and dried pasta sitting on one of my island shelves. I picked up the Mi Madre pepper sauce, Almendia (homemade almond milk), and Coqui Fire when I was in Puerto Rico.
The kitty I'm babysitting. She's not in the mood for a photo here.
But, here she is! :)
Hopefully this coming week will let me get out and take some photos! 'Til then . . .
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Swan House, located in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, is one of the most photographed homes in the city. It was built in 1928 for the Inman family and was designed by Philip Trammell Shutze. The home was named Swan House because of Mrs. Inman's love of birds.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Up first is a shot of the fountain at the Swan House in Atlanta. I have pictures of the actual house coming up in a few days. It's beautiful!
Statues in the backyard garden of the Swan House.
I love how these old statues have such variations in the markings of the stone.
A shot of my frosty Stella Artois from dinner last night.
We had dinner last night a pizza place that is housed in what used to be a gas station and body shop. This pump is one of the original pumps that was used by the station when it opened in the early 1950s. Notice how the price is set at $.25/gallon and that the price will only go as far as $9.99!
Okay folks, I'm beat! Hopefully next week I have more interesting shots for you! :)
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I love this picture. I love the peeling paint and the rust. I love the grunge and dirt. I suppose it's the industrial look that is actually appealing to me. For some reason, I just like it.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Airplanes definitely go! These are experimental aircraft flying in formation during the Good Neighbor Airshow at the Peachtree-DeKalb Airport. These were two of ten planes flying during this portion of the show.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
The "Little White House" was a small cabin built by FDR when he was governor of New York. After he became President it was used as a Presidential retreat.
FDR came to Warm Springs to explore hydrotherapy in the town's 88-degree warm springs. He ended up buying the town's resort and surrounding farm land. The former resort is now the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation.
For himself, he built a small cabin out of Georgia pine known as the "Little White House." The entire area consists of the main cabin (center), servant's quarters (right), and a guesthouse (left).
Daisy Bonner was FDR's cook. After his death in 1945, she inscribed a kitchen wall with the words, "Daisy Bonner cook the 1st meal and the last one in this cottage for the President Roosevelt." Daisy's cookbook, with some of her notes, is on display in the kitchen.
This is the living room area of the cabin. The leather chair on the left is where FDR often sat working. It was this chair he was sitting in, during a portrait session, when he suffered a fatal stroke. The furniture and books are original to the "Little White House" and it is left nearly the way it was at the time of FDR's death in 1945.
This is the "Unfinished Portrait" of FDR which was being painted by Elizabeth Shoumatoff. Shoumatoff painted a second watercolor from memory several years after FDR's death. The two paintings are identical, save for the color of the tie. Both paintings are on display in the museum area of the "Little White House."
Finally, I had to bring some levity into this Sunday Six. How often will you see a sign pointing you in this direction?!
Until next week . . .
Saturday, June 13, 2009
This is a follow-up to yesterday's post. This is the third bomb disposal robot the DeKalb County Police Department had at the airshow. This one was set up to demonstrate the detonation process. The robot to the left is set up as if it is placing an object into the detonation container, on the right.
Friday, June 12, 2009
At the recent airshow I attended, in addition to lots of airplanes, there were several police and fire demonstrations set up. One demonstration was from the DeKalb County Police Department and included their bomb disposal robots. These robots were really neat! They are used by officers to remove bombs from sites and move them to a container where they can be safely detonated.
The officers had two of these robots wandering around their booth. At times, they were both interacting with the crowd. At one point, one of the robots held my hand! In this photo, the officer directing the robot is having it tail another officer headed inside. The robot nearly ran him down before he was spotted!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
During our trip, we drove into Clearwater Beach for dinner at the Columbia Restaurant. Afterwards, we stopped at this public beach which is a very popular spot for watching the sunset. You can see why! This was the clearest of all the sunsets I saw while on the Gulf last week.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
How safe would you feel knowing this guy was keeping his eye on you? He was placed just outside the entrance of a local beach store. I actually had to wait for a bit for all the kids to clear out so I could take his picture!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Part of a bright, red locomotive.
Cracked and peeling paint on the ceiling of an old passenger car.
Headlights on an old, orange Marta bus.
A really rusty train lever.
A faded, yellow train car, complete with ladder and random stick.
The side of an old, rusty freight car.
This is the same Great Blue Heron from my last Sunday Six post. Steve described him perfectly when he called him a "guard heron." This guy was so fun to watch. While the fisherman were standing in the water trying to catch fish, this heron would stand guard over their bucket. There were times he didn't even move all that much when the fishermen would come back up to their supplies.
He was certainly working hard for his breakfast!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
This trip to the beach was the first time I'd seen natural sponges along the shoreline. We saw mushroom sponges, as well as, these larger sponges. This one had been pushed all the way up to the sea oats by the waves. It sure was covered with sand!