Friday, May 29, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Cloudy sunset glow - the view for the drive home from work, as captured by my husband. (it's only fair to give him full credit)
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Happy weekend!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Horsin' around

These guys live in a pasture that has become part of a busy intersection. Poor horses, they probably never get any rest with cars zooming past all the time. Although, they don't seem to mind the attention they get. They've been known to eat a french fry or two from customers of the wing place, Willy-T's, across the street.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Pollard Cleaners

Pollard Cleaners has been around a long time too. The main store is here at the corner of 15th and Queen City Avenue, but they have several locations all over Tuscaloosa and Northport. They have a drive through window and also a delivery service. They even have a dropoff/pickup location in a convenience store! Now THAT's customer service. I love the neon sign. Note to self: must get a pic when it is LIT.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

University Cleaners

I love this old sign on Hackberry Lane. You can see where the neon tubing used to be. University Cleaners has been around a long time. They're near the University of Alabama and have a loyal student and alumni customer base. Here's the side entrance.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tractor Parade

Okay, maybe it's not a parade. Maybe it's a tractor graveyard.
:moment of silence:
These rusty lovelies are parked near the county shop. I assume they were once used to maintain the right-of-way. (Please click to enlarge that first one)
Here's a little closer crop. I love those old metal seats. Bet they were a HOT seat during the blistering summer.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Sunset glow and reflections on the Black Warrior River
Happy Weekend Everyone!
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Reflecting on the Bridge

Hugh Thomas Bridge connects downtown Tuscaloosa to Northport. This is taken from the Northport side. You can see the Tuscaloosa News building in the background. I liked the sunset glow shining orange under the bridge. The water looks remarkably still, making a perfect reflection of the bridge.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

River Reflections

I took this from the Northport bank of the Black Warrior River late yesterday. I started to lighten it a bit, but changed my mind because I love those dark tree reflections. That's the Hugh Thomas bridge on the right, the Bama Belle in the center, and the bank building above the treeline.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Oh, enough already!

Since I've missed blogging for several days, I thought I'd catch up by posting three pics of the RAIN RAIN RAIN we've had in Tuscaloosa. Here it is puddling in the yard.
Pouring off the roof.

And finally, turning a luminary into a floating candle.
That's how much we've had just this weekend!
I think it may have finally tapered off. If you need rain, I'm thinking happy thoughts and trying to send some of ours your way!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Postcard Wednesday

Sharing another photo postcard from the past. That's the Black Warrior River, of course, and this shot is taken from the Northport side. The bridge on the left is the old draw bridge which was built in 1922 and replaced by the Hugh Thomas Bridge in 1974. The structure on the right is the old M&O Railroad wooden train tressel, still in use.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Saturday Bird Watch

Spotted in my yard this a.m., a momma killdeer and two little chicklets.
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Friday, May 8, 2009

Skywatch Friday

It's sunny in Tuscaloosa today, but this is what it looked like yesterday just before a short thunderstorm. Please visit Skywatch Friday for skyward views from around the world.
Oh Happy Happy Weekend everyone!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Postcard Wednesday

Because the current photo stash is a bit thin, I'm declaring today Postcard Wednesday at Tuscaloosa Daily. Not sure this will be a recurring theme, but's the vintage postcard I use as my desktop wallpaper. Technically, it IS a photo, so maybe I won't get in trouble with CDP. Someone help me date those cars, 1940s? Of course, Broad Street is now University Boulevard and this is facing east, toward the University of Alabama.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Alex City

On a recent road trip, we had a chance to see the historic downtown section of Alexander City, Alabama - or as it's commonly referred to, Alex City. I liked these old signs that are well preserved on top of the store. Alex City's claims to fame are Lake Martin and Russell Athletic apparel.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Simple Sunday

Enjoy a day of rest.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Here's the topside of the Paul W. Bryant Bridge (see underneath in previous post)- and a nice graduated color cloudbank above. Please visit SKYWATCH FRIDAY to see beautiful skies from around the world. Happy Weekend!