Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
When the photo well is running low, I pull out the old postcards from Tuscaloosa's past. This is Stallworth Lake. It was built in 1918 and located at the foot of river hill. It was apparently quite the gathering place for swimming and other amusements. There was a merry-go-round at some point in the thirties. The city filled it in in the 40s or 50s and used it as a landfill. In the last 20 years, they built baseball fields over it. Now it is the site of our new amphitheatre, currently under construction.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
In the south, a "mess" is a portion size. For instance, you might catch a few fish, just enough for a "mess of fish" to serve a few people. Or, you'll buy a "mess of squash," just a few for supper. Here's a mess of hot peppers. It's time to make pepper jelly and pepper sauce!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
The Alabama Museum of Natural History is in Smith Hall at the University of Alabama. The AMNH is celebrating its 100th year this year.
The lovely specimen hanging from the ceiling is the state fossil of Alabama, Basilosaurus cetoides. Here's a little closer shot. Note the grand staircase in the background. Smith Hall is an amazing building. Click to enlarge so you can enjoy the detailed moldings around the gallery and the skylight ceiling.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Clouds and a really quick duck
You might be able to see him better if you double click. My dad says he's a "dive dipper" which I'm sure isn't the scientific name. Anyone know the correct term?
Here's a little better shot. I couldn't catch him in the water either. About the time I clicked the shutter, he was diving under. Tricky duck. He could stay under a long time too!
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