Friday, July 31, 2009

New Computer

Well, I broke down and bought another computer. I never realized that there was sooooo much stuff that I would want to load, plus I haven't even started yet on my photos and so forth. I am thinking that I once I get everything copied to CD on my old computer that I want to save, I am going to harvest the disk drive out of it and install it into my new computer. I will use the old disk drive for a backup drive.

Of course that is assuming that I can get everything copied and so forth. Looks like a project for Sunday afternoon!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Old Maids are Blooming

The "Old Maids", or Zinnias as most people now call them, are blooming under the summer sun. These easy to grow flowers come in just about every color imaginable.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

An Arched Frame

The doorway of the chapel was a natural picture frame for the lake beyond.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Tropical Breezes Anyone?

I forgot to write down the name of this lovely tropical flower.

But forgiving my forgetfulness, it still looks wonderful!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Here is a selection of butterflies from this past Sunday at Callaway Gardens.

click to enlarge

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Lizard on an Orchid

This little lizard was spotted on an orchid at Callaway Gardens. He was just hanging out, waiting on a snack to fly down to the flowers.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Missed the Photo Walk

As luck would have it, I missed the Worldwide Photo Walk here in Macon yesterday. Truthfully, I didn't hear about it until it was over, which is a bummer as that I really didn't do anything that important yesterday and could have easily join in on the fun.

The Worldwide Photo Walk is an annual event that takes place on the same day in hundreds of cities around the world. From what I gather, people snap photos and send them into the website, where they are posted and judged for prizes and such. Sounds like it would be a lot of fun, and a great chance to meet other area photographers too. Oh well, maybe next year.

Here is a shot from downtown that I took a few months back of the old street lights on Cotton Avenue, it might be a repeat posting, can't recall.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

PhotoHunt - Rocks

's theme this Saturday is "ROCKS" I decided to post the rocks at one of my favorite places to visit, Falls Creek Falls State Park.

This giant hole in the ground is a result of eons of the water going over the limestone rocks. The waterfall currently is a 256 foot drop!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Who's Your Daddy?

Here is a peek inside the nest of a pair of Eastern Towhees that have set up house in the bushes outside my bathroom window.

They are raising some other type of baby bird though. As you can see, their two eggs are much smaller than the baby that has already hatched out. Some birds do lay their eggs into other bird's nests, so they do not have to raise the chicks themselves. I am guessing that this is the case.

Below is a video of the adult male singing. As you can see, the shape of the beak on the adult is very different from this chick's.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cool Tunes on a Hot Day

Recently, I got to hear a couple of great local musicians while they were doing a street performance downtown. In this case, it was Joey Stuckey.

Joey is a blind artist who plays a wide variety of music styles on his guitar. On this date, he was joined by a little bit of smooth sax.

Their cool tunes definitely made the hot day a lot more tolerable!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Tired Kitty

Callie and I spent the full morning playing today. She took full advantage of me being home to spend a few hours playing hard. We played hide-and-seek, chase the string, fight with the straw, and tickle my belly....all are favorite games for her.

So now, she is wore out and ready for a nap. And to be honest, so am I, especially after I just ate a big bowl of Parmesan Couscous with mushrooms and green peas.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Sick as a dog

I hate having a cold. But I really hate getting a cold during the summer.

Too bad, because I got one...a real doozie of one at that.

Sneeze, sneeze, sniffle, sniffle.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Chicken ..... Yum!

Chicken is what I had on my mind last particular, fried chicken.

I don't actually fry my chicken very often, but was just in the mood for that crispy, crunchy, tasty coating.

I soaked a few chicken legs in a mix of eggs and Bacon Ranch salad dressings. Then dredged them in flour, salt, pepper, and a cajun spice mix.

After a trip through the hot oil, they were devoured and enjoyed!

Naturally, I did make a huge mess with the flour and oil spatters, but it was so worth it!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Ugly Carpet

I am not going to say that the new carpet that was installed in the new Ingram-Pye Elementary school is the ugliest carpet in the world, but possibly is the worst in Bibb County.

Yes, every classroom has at least 4 different colors in the carpet, including at least one with stripes!

And don't get me started on the rainbow of colors on the walls!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Swimming Party

Yesterday's pool party at Tom and Holly's was a lot of fun. There were about 12 people there or so. We swam, grilled, and munched our way
into happiness.

After supper, we were all surprised at how quickly it cooled off, for a change. We were actually able to enjoy sitting around a campfire till well into the evening.

One odd thing that happened, a whirlwind suddenly came up and launched my two sun shelters into the air. They twirled about like dead leaves in the wind, rising up about 25 or 30 feet into
the air, crashed down for a moment onto some chairs, then took back off, soaring into a fence. It ripped both of the tops and bent the frame a bit, but I think at least one is salvageable. It was so odd, because we were in the pool at the time, and there was absolutely no wind only a few feet away from the shelters!

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy Independence Day!

Hope you all have a great Fourth of July!

I am off to a cookout and swimming party today at Tom and Holly's house.

Have a safe holiday everyone!

Friday, July 03, 2009

More odd thoughts from Bill Elder

Wow! I just looked at my count and this is post #500 on my blog! You would think that this would be some kind of major milestone that is worthy of a fabulous posting....hmmm, well it should be, but instead, you are only getting a few more odd thoughts from my bud, Bill Elder. Not to say that his thoughts aren't fabulous!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

$7 down the drain

Few things irk me more than to waste money.

Tonight, I stopped by the grocery store to buy a few things for the weekend....including some hotdogs for a picnic on the 4th. I get home and guess what is missing from my shopping bags. 2 packs of hotdogs and a few other refrigerator items.

That is why I hate going to these "let us bag it for you" places.