Friday, January 30, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Just a peek of sunset through the winter clouds.
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Happy Weekend Everyone!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tuscaloosa Milk Bottles

I collect old milk bottles from Tuscaloosa dairies. Here's part of my stash. There are several sizes and different designs from different time periods, but most are from Delview Dairy or Perry Creamery. My grandfather had dairy cows (way before my time) and sold raw milk to Perry Creamery. Below are some larger bottles, including one that advertises war bonds.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Old Tuscaloosa

Since I didn't get in trouble with the CDP police last week, and since I'm still experiencing a dry spell in the 'photos for blog' department, I thought I'd share another postcard from my collection. (Again, if this is against the rules or if you own the copyright, please advise.)
This is the same view as last week, but in a later year. Anyone want to guess on the year model of those automobiles to help me date this one? We're looking north, it's still pre-bank building, some trees are missing, but there's an addition - the trolley tracks in the middle of ths street! You might notice that the fourth bldg on the left looks different too. That's the McLester Hotel in one of its later remodels.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Winter tree silhouettes against a cloudy sunset.
(and those rotten power lines)
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Oak Trees in "Druid City"

During the Civil War, Tuscaloosa came to be known as "The Druid City." The streets downtown were lined with oak trees. Druids were ancient Celtic people who worshipped trees, particularly oaks. Many places and groups in Tuscaloosa use "Druid City" or "Oak" in their names. (just google "the Druid City" and you'll see what I mean!)
This little lonely lane just outside of town is lined with water oaks. I think they're beautiful casting long afternoon shadows.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sunset on the Back Porch

I liked the way the sunset cast a warm glow onto my back porch yesterday.
I also liked that I could take this photo from inside my warm house. (Lazy girl photography)

Monday, January 19, 2009

New Post, Old Postcard

The photo well is running dry around here. Top of my things to do list...take pictures!
So instead, I thought I'd share an image from my old Tuscaloosa postcard collection. Not sure if that's okay with CDP or anyone else, but this one is so old, surely no copyright still applies. If I'm in error, please advise and I'll remove it immediately. This is downtown, Market Street (which is now Greensboro Ave) looking north toward the river. I know it's pre 1925 because the bank building is missing. This one is worth a click to enlarge.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Late sunset, early moonrise. That's not a UFO - just a blurry moon, taken by an amateur who needs a tripod. For skyward pics from around the world (by people with tripods and better cameras and skills) check out Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Enjoy the Journey

On our recent mini vacation, we got stuck behind this truck loaded with haybales - on a two lane curvy mountain road, with no opportunity to pass, for a LONG time. At least the scenery was beautiful, even though it was getting dark. I try to remind myself that life is like that. Even when we're not arriving where/when we planned, the journey itself is important! So, I'm trying to stop stressing about the destination and enjoy the journey! :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

All American City

Tuscaloosa was awarded the National Civic League's "All American City" designation in 2002. The award is given to ten cities annually. This sign is painted on the sidewalks in downtown. I'm assuming it's part of a walking tour.
Here's a link to the Wikipedia article that lists all the city winners by year.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Flooded Riverwalk

This footbridge is part of the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk and usually spans a deep ravine several yards back from the main channel of the Warrior River. The river has crested and is receding now, but this is what it looked like Wednesday, way past flood stage.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Blurry sunset colors over the north Georgia Mountains.
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Flood Stage

The Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa is past flood stage. This is the view from River Road Park & the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk. Notice the stairs lead into the river & the lamposts are now in the channel! There's a walking trail under all that somewhere. More flood pics in future posts.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Gingerbread House

The state park at Amicalola Falls held a gingerbread house contest among its departments.
This one was really cute. You may have to click to see the dragon. The note on the side says, "Santa, I think you misunderstood. We wanted a WAGON!"

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Amicalola Falls

Click to enlarge so you can see Amicalola Falls in North Georgia.
The falls are the tallest east of the Mississippi and are inside a state park with camping facilities, cabins for rent, and a really nice lodge. We spent a couple of lazy days there after Christmas.
Here are other peoples pics in different seasons.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Please don't take the tree down yet. After all, it's Caturday.

(In my defense, I was LATE getting it put up. Then we were out of town for a few days. So, we're just not quite sick of looking at it yet.)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

Shades of blue sky over the north Georgia mountains & relaxing feet in need of more fashionable shoes! Happy New Year to All!
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