Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

Canada Geese, or perhaps we should just call them Florida geese since they live here year round now for some reason...

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

Golden hazy summer sunrise at Jacksonville Beach.

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

New House = New Neighbors

Not all new neighbors are welcomed, especially by my wife...

Harmless garter snake, but thankfully we've only seen it once a few weeks ago when it came up on the patio.  

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

Delving back into the world of blogging little by little...

Stormy skies...

sometimes lead to double rainbows. :)

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Baby Harry the Jaguar

The Jacksonville Zoo officially introduced their newest baby - a Jaguar born a few months ago and who was named Harry by the donors who bought the naming rights at a zoo fundraiser.  Pictures cannot do justice to just how cute he is: just like a normal house kitten only already much bigger and will eventually grow large enough to kill you easily, lol.  But for now he's just a kitten doing kitten things - exploring, playing with balls, pulling on trees, climbing things, falling off of things, and being just awkward enough while doing it to elicit a steady stream of , "Awwwww, that's so cute!" from the crowds.

There are many  more photos of Harry in his own Flickr set - here.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Probably not.  This isn't a Bull Frog.  Some type of toad.  I know someone who might be able to identify him, though... oh, Mr. FC?  Any ideas?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

Beach volleyball skywatch.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Swine Flu Prevention

So at work they gave everybody these tiny pink pigs and set out larger pink piggy banks around as part of a program to come up with creative ways to save the company money.  Well, with the outbreak of swine flu around the world, one cannot be too careful, so I quarantined ours - just in case. :)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Still Alive and Kicking

But the computer wasn't!  We got moved into the new house and the old iMac promptly died, leaving us computerless more or less for the last two weeks.  In addition the hard drive could not be salvaged so we lost everything and I'm still downloading all of my stored photos off of Flickr - time consuming when there are 10,000+ of them! :)

In the meantime a photo of the Asian gardens - new at the Jacksonville Zoo - to help keep us all calm and relaxed. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

ABC Wednesday: "L" is for Lighthouse

The St. Augustine Lighthouse in St. Augustine, Florida.

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Monday, April 6, 2009

EPCOT: Part 7 - World Showcase: Canada

One of the prettier pavilions in the EPCOT World Showcase is the first one you come across if you turn right upon leaving Future World: Canada.

Featuring a beautiful garden, a mountain, waterfall, rapids/creek, Quebecian castle, Yukon lodge, totem poles... all sorts of treats for the eyes.

And for many it would not be Canada without Moosehead lager.  I just liked the way the sunlight was shining through it, though I have had it in cheddar cheese soup at the Canadian restaurant "Le Cellier" it is gooooooooooood stuff. 

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

French performers balancing on a tall tower of chairs, giant wine bottles, etc. in EPCOT at Disney World in Florida:

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

EPCOT: Part 5 - Spaceship Earth the Ride

One of our favorite rides in EPCOT is inside the giant golf ball, Spaceship Earth.  A history of communication from the cave men up to modern interactive computers.  Slow, relaxing, interesting, informative, and a great way to stretch the back a little (on the way back down) after walking around all day! :)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

EPCOT: Part 4 - The Seas with Nemo and Friends: 3

Some scenes from inside the Seas giant fish tanks:

Monday, March 30, 2009

EPCOT: Part 3 - The Seas with Nemo and Friends: 2

Inside the Seas pavilion can be found Turtle Talk with Crush, an interactive show featuring a CGI Crush the turtle from Finding Nemo, who talks and interacts with the audience live - very cool technology.  He asks questions and fields questions from the crowd and answers them in real time and the mouth moves with his speech, etc.  Seamless.  And usually pretty funny, too.

The first shot is from the waiting area outside the doors to the show where Mr. Ray's Lagoon houses - what else? - rays and ray relatives in small tanks to keep kids occupied while waiting for Crush.  

Everyone's favorite scatter brained blue tang Dory even shows up for some comedic relief and gets squished against the glass by a whale - but she's ok, no damage done (she was already drain bamaged to begin with, ha). :)

Sunday, March 29, 2009