Sunday, March 19, 2017


Geez! Is this CREEPY or what?

It looks like Sly Stone

And the Grinch went into the chicken business together.

Thank you ................but NO THANKS!

This sign creeps me out every time we drive by the place.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Jacksonville Orchid Society

I've waited for this day for a long time.

It was the Jacksonville Orchid Society Show and Sale.

So many pretty orchids.

SOOOO many people.

It was a lot of orchids and a LOT of people in a very small space.

But, it was worth it.

Dendrobium 'Twinkle'
This little lovely came home with me.

I've been searching for this orchid for years.

And now it is mine, ALL MINE!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patricks Day

Steve and I did what everyone does on St. Patrick's Day.


I think the guy in the middle

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Stocking Up

Isn't this Little Free Library adorable.

I ♥ how it matches the big house.

This one is on St. Johns Avenue in the Avondale section of Jacksonville
and today it was stuffed full of good reading.

I dropped off two books
and I FOUND two books that looked interesting.

Hopefully, someone will like the books I left.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

City of Murals

Jacksonville, like many cities, has embraced the mural.

This one is near the library's main branch .

Looks like the gentleman has some busy hours of reading ahead of him.

Remember .....they are due back in 3 weeks!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Lifted Up

The Main Street Bridge (a.k.a. The Blue Bridge)
is the iconic symbol of Jacksonville.

Instead of being a traditional drawbridge,
it is a LIFT bridge.

I got to see it in action.

Starting to go up.

Fully lifted to let the tug go under.

The week after we moved here a cruise ship misjudged the channel
and got wedged under this bridge.

As you can imagine it was the headline story on the evening news for days,
and I'm sure the poor captain was mighty embarrassed.