Thursday, February 22, 2018

Speaking out

This week students who survived the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida came to Tallahassee to meet with lawmakers and hold a rally at the state Capitol downtown. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend yesterday and see these amazing students in action.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Medical marijuana

In the fall of 2016, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment approving medical marijuana. Afterwards, state lawmakers grappled for months on how to enact the wishes of the voters. It took a special session of the legislature to finally pass some rules regarding the new law. This sign is in the window of one of the new clinics.

Linking to signs, signs.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Antique appliances

I was shopping with my daughter-in-law yesterday for a new dishwasher when I saw these antique appliances near the entrance of a locally owned store. Who knew that Frigidaire was made by General Motors and how about that old Maytag washing machine? My grandmother had one of those wringers on her washing machine when I was a kid. My grandmother also always called any refrigerator a "Frigidaire" no matter what the brand was. I tried to get a look inside both but I couldn't get them open.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures and Our World Tuesday.

Monday, February 19, 2018


This mural is located on the side of a local bar and restaurant. I couldn't find the name of the artist.

Linking to Monday Mural.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

More signs of spring

I saw a flock of robins in town yesterday. I stopped to watch them but I had forgotten my camera. A few came close enough to my car for me to take these photos with my phone. They were busy eating those berries you see on the ground. In this area, robins usually only stick around for a few weeks this time of year and then move on further north.

Linking to Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and The Bird D'Pot.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Half mast

This was the first thing I noticed yesterday when I arrived at my grandson's elementary school to pick him up in the afternoon. The flag had been lowered to half mast because of the horrific mass shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The first thing my grandson asked me when we were walking to the car was ""Granny, why is the flag down?" I couldn't answer him. He is in kindergarten. He's only 5 years old. I admit I cried a little on the drive home.

Linking to SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Signs of spring

Today I am thankful to be seeing some signs that spring is almost here.

Linking to Thankful Thursday.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sweetheart kitty

Shortly after I adopted my kitten Cecelia last summer, I noticed she had a misshapen heart on her right shoulder. As she has grown, the heart has become more noticeable. Is it any wonder that she is such a sweetheart? Happy Valentines Day!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Maclay House

This house was built in 1909 and was used as a winter home by Alfred B. Maclay and his wife, Louise. It is located in the heart of Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park and is surrounded by 1,176 acres of gardens which were developed by the Maclays over their lifetimes and later donated to the State of Florida. The house was closed the day I was there.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Restaurant mural

Mural on the side wall of a local Mexican restaurant.

Linking to Monday Mural.