Friday, July 31, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Pink cast on late afternoon storm clouds...and power lines for good measure
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Postcard Tuesday

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

Skywatch Friday

Summer storm brewing at sunset
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Simple Sunday

Crepe myrtle blossoms snowing down on Woods Quad at the UA

Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Hot Mess

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

Smith Hall Details

Details in Smith Hall Grand Gallery at the Alabama Museum of Natural History

Monday, July 13, 2009

Museum Monday

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

Skywatch Friday

nearly dusk reflection at Lake Nicol in Tuscaloosa
Happy Friday Everyone!
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Thanks so much to Pam at Southern Journeys for this award!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Summer Colors

Chilton county peaches to be frozen for smoothies. Home grown tomatoes for salsa and gazpacho. Cukes, red onion, lemons and limes from the grocery - ingredients for aforementioned salsa and gazpacho. Not pictured - peppers. I love summer.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day

to all my fellow Americans!
These American flags line the three miles of Veterans Memorial Parkway in Tuscaloosa on each patriotic holiday.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Skywatch Friday

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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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Empty ... a day late

missed theme day again...drat
but this shot would've qualified, right?
empty pool, empty chairs, empty floats