Wednesday, September 27, 2006

My Dogs

 I was just sitting out in the yard reading with two of the dogs nearby and so I picked up the camera (I always have it with me out there just in case that red-shouldered hawk shows up!) and took a few photos of them.

Here's Cissy:

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And of course a profile view:

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And this is Gypsy, our oldest dog and most dear to us:

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And her noble profile:

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Butterflies on the Lantana

 More garden pictures!  I saw the butterflies gathered on the lantana so I grabbed the camera to get a few pictures of them.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Maclay Gardens, Tallahassee, Florida

I didn't actually intend this blog to be all gardens all the time... so far it's just worked out that way.

This was a Saturday trip to walk around the gardens (this is less than the ideal time, but we were there) and hike the Lake Trail.

Here's a fountain near the reflecting pool:

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And here is the reflecting pool.

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There are benches set here and there throughout the gardens.

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The brick walkways are very pretty, even with no flowering borders.

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A branch of this huge live oak tree extends well out over the walkway.

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We stopped at the pavilion that overlooks Lake Hall (this would have been a great paddling day on the lake, it was glassy smooth).

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And then on to the hike, during which I was without a camera. I can't wait to get back to the gardens in the spring, they must be fantastic!