He's not real, but the little birdies think he is. We put this up last spring to keep them from roosting on our boat. They were so cute when they were building their little mud nest, then hatching out. But the roosting, with inevitable trails of evidence, had to be stopped!
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Here's another reason I love October. CANDY CORN Of course, it's so sweet I can only eat a few at a time. This year, I used an empty Ball canning jar to store it. (one of those we emptied of pepper jelly!) It started out functional, but ended up kinda cute, I think.
This is the fountain sculpture outside the Tuscaloosa Public Library. It's another drive by photo, so the quality is lacking, sorry. There's an open book at the top with a bookmark that says "Knowledge." I love the library. When I was a little girl it was housed in the old Jemison Van De Graff Mansion and was called the Friedman Library, after the family who donated the house. The floors were loud and everything creaked. When we couldn't go to town, the Bookmobile came to our community. Either way, we had many books in our house at all times.
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This is the President's Mansion at the University of Alabama, built between 1831-1841. The UA's website tour says, "According to tradition, Louisa Frances Garland, wife of president Landon C. Garland, valiantly saved the stately residence from destruction when Union troops destroyed the campus in April 4, 1865. The mansion, which has undergone a number of restorations, assumed its predominately white appearance in 1908."
With sunset arriving earlier and earlier, these little guys end up practicing in the dark. This is little league on a church field, so there are no lights. I suppose the parents could turn on their car headlights! But wait, a new Publix is going up across the street. So, soon there will be PLENTY of light to tackle by.
This is one set of gates on University Blvd. entering the Partlow Developmental Center.
Opened in 1922, it was the state's first institution serving persons with mental retardation.
When I was a child, there was an imposing fence that lined the perimeter, keeping the residents inside. The fence came down after Wyatt vs. Stickney reformed the mental health systems in the state and nation. Now, many adults with developmental disabilities who would have formerly been institionalized, live in group homes and work in the community.
I LOVE FALL. Have I said it yet? I LOVE FALL! I love pumpkins and mums and candy corn and caramel apples and scarecrows and haybales and spicy scented candles and leaves. And even though it was over 80 degrees yesterday, we're still reveling in all the Fall we can get, like this lovely pumpkin scene at a roadside produce stand.
The fair is in town this week at the Jaycees Park. It's been a source of controversy and isn't at all as big an attraction as it used to be. There are no exhibits or contests, just rides and junk food.
These motorhomes descend upon Tuscaloosa when the University of Alabama Crimson Tide is playing football. This lot used to be Tuscaloosa Chevrolet and is at the bottom of 'river hill' right on the Black Warrior River. These folks start arriving on Wednesday, set up camp and stay till Sunday. Click to enlarge the second photo so you can see the banners and flags. This pic was taken yesterday afternoon, but I bet by now the lot is entirely full. Bama moved up to number 2 last week, so expectations are running high. We play Kentucky today. Roll Tide!
These arches are a covered walkway in one of the older buildings on the campus of the University of Alabama. Wish it were straighter in the frame, but apparently one of my legs is shorter than the other. Or maybe I was leaning out of a moving car and driving with the other hand.
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