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The A's Have It

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These doors are for the People Mover at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta. I was in terminal A on my way to terminal C. Not as esthitically pleasing as previous examples, but they do have redeeming qualities. Behind those doors, it is very cool. In the terminal tunnel, where I am standing, it is very hot.

Sunset and Vines

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Near the old grist mill in Lee County are a number of old houses. I took this photo last winter and I liked the way the sunlight made it's way thru the trees. At this time of year, when the kudzu is high, you probably can't even see the door.

Weathered Doors

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I was looking thru my picture stash and realized that I had enough doors for the mini-series. These doors are from an old grist mill near Buena Vista, GA. Nicely weathered and very large. I guess they had to be big enough for tractors and such. The mill has not been utilized for a long time but there were a lot of interesting gadgets inside. I'll save those for another day.

It's the Real Thing

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I knew Coke was good for something, in this case a door stop at Pasaquan. I really liked the contrasting colors on this door, in fact all the doors at Pasaquan were red, yellow, and black. I wonder if there was a reason for it?
I previously posted about Pasaquanhere.

the Ugly Bug

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On my way out of work today I saw these huge hibiscus flowers and went over to take a few snaps. When I was finished, I went to pick up my bags and this Ugly Bug was sitting there. You can't tell from this photo, but his body is the size of a dime. Add the legs and you've got a bug the size of a quarter. Needless to say, I was very sure that he did not hitch a ride home with me in my purse.

Fountain or a Loaf of Bread?

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Columbus aka Fountain City. When the fountain was first installed, many comments were made about the fact that it looks like a loaf of bread. I do not remember the name of the artist or the type of stone. I don't know what they would do if people took off their shoes to cool their feet in it, but I am sure they would tell us to put our shoes back on. Anyhoo, on another sweltering day, I give to this fountain. Can't you feel the cool, refreshing water? Happy Thursday everyone : )

River Center

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River Center, Columbus, GA
Relatively new to Columbus, the River Center has been open for about 5 years. It is also home to the Schwab School of Music of Columbus State University. Quite a nice structure. I believe there are three stages. You can attend concerts, plays, and the occasional acrobatic group sensations. The main stage, the Bill Heard Theater, was used as a set for the Cuba Gooding Beyonce Knowles film "The Fighting Temptations".
The taller building in the background is the Government Center. Not part of the River Center.

My Favorite Chinese Restaurant

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This is one of those 'it don't look like much but it doesn't really matter restaurants' because they serve up the best Chinese American (or is it American Chinese) food in PC. They have do have beautiful hand-painted mosaic tiles on the wall of the main dining area. Maybe next time I can get a photo of them. Anyhoo, if you're a fan of American Chinese (or Chinese American) food and you're in PC and it's lunch (or dinner) time, try out China Garden on Hwy 280/431 West (Next to K-Mart).

Sandcastles

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OK, so the closest beach is 3.5 hours away, but that doesn't mean that I can't post photos of the beach. It has been so hot lately that I thought it would be nice to post a 'cool' photo. This was taken on the beach in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, CA. (boy, was that a mouthful) but explains the structure of the sandcastle...a Mayan pyramid.

Lost Chapeau

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So, do you suppose a strong wind blew this hat off the head of a fine southern lady? Or maybe it blew out the window of her car while she was driving with the windows down. Or maybe she needed a reason to buy a new one and tossed it out the window herself.

This is Not Phenix City

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But I bet I didn't have to tell you that. This is San Francisco. We were heading back to our hotel and decided to drive thru town. Not very smart considering it was rush hour and we were about to head into the financial district. Anyway, I'm tracking our location on the map so we don't miss a turn and I see this building with sofas and bathtubs attached to the outside walls. I mean really. I had never seen anything like that before. We really should have stopped. There were so many items I couldn't take them all in.
Post post comment: Based on a question by Jacob, I did a google search and found the house of falling furniture.

Down by the River

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I cross this section of the river everyday on my way to work. I love the smooth, glassy water above the damn and the reflections of the old mill buildings. (The building in front of the newly painted water tower are the fancy, scmancy condos. River views cost $500,000. Too rich for my blood.) But because I am on my way to work I've never stopped to take any pictures. However, today was different. I took the tripod with me and made the decision to stop. Needless to say, I was about 1/2 hour late for work, but I don't take 90 minute lunches like many of my co-workers, so I guess I can get away with it this once. (Just don't tell my boss.)Happy Friday everyone.

Here Comes the Sun . . .

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The sunflowers are quite happy these days. After the first one that opened up was eaten by some grasshopper looking bug, the others got busy and started to open too. Luckily, that ugly bug didn't come back to eat the rest. Maybe that cute little gecko had him for breakfast one day. Good riddance, I say.

Explorations in Photography

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the Red FeatherStrangly, this red feather reminded me of the French film "The Red Balloon" in which a young boy is followed around the streets of Paris by a red balloon. No dialogue, just music. I remember watching it at my grandpa's house, maybe on the Kukla, Fran and Ollie Show. My age at the time was in the single digits, so it had to be in the 60's. I felt a bit like that boy the day I took this photo as the wind was blowing and I had to 'chase' the feather. Obviously it wasn't filled with helium (or suspended by wire), but the gentle breeze kept tossing the feather around. Have you thought about your childhood lately?

Goat Rock Beach

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Sonoma County, CA. Our last day in Cali and we took a drive into Sonoma County. We saw a few vineyards, quaint little villages and this marvelous coast. As you can see, it was a foggy day at the beach. This area in particular, was a flora fanatics dream. I saw more wildflowers near this beach than Yosemite and Alcatraz combined. My husband loves rocks, so this was his idea of heaven.

Closed

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This little shop is not a victim of the current economic crisis, it has been closed for a long time. But I wonder about the missed delivery. I hope it was nothing important.

Summer Sunset

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I think this is the first sunset I have posted on this blog. Not sure why. I take alot of sunsets, but for the most part I am not satisfied with the results. I am not really good with the 'technical aspects' of photography and I tend to get hung up on that. Anyway, I do like the sepia tones in this one. I even like the electrical wires. Hope your having/had a great Sunday : )

Art Walk

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Mickey WatcherJim Collins, TennesseeAlong Broadway in Columbus are about 20 works of art. Some abstract, some serious, some fun. I think this qualifies as one of the fun ones. I also blogged one of my favorites here.

The Officer's Garden

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All around Alcatraz are gardens. Small gardens, large gardens, gardens climbing the walls, and falling down rocks. I like how the shadow disects this shot. Visitors are not allowed to walk down the stairs to this garden as they are in bad (read dangerous) shape. It was a beautiful day on the rock.

Reptilian Delight

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As a general rule, I am not fond of reptiles, but when I went out to check the status of the sunflower blooms I came across this little guy resting on one of the leaves.
He started as a nice golden color and gradually began greening up after a few minutes. I think he is a she tho ... just check out the blue eye make-up.

Stuck in the Garden

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I seem to be stuck in the garden these days. It has been so hot and humid, that when I get off work in the afternoon I have no desire to go in search of the 'most amazing photo ever'. Do you find the squirrels in your neighborhood to be as bold as brass tacks? No matter what we do, as soon as we turn our backs he is back at the bird feeder. It is quite comical tho.

Intruder in the Garden

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Uno the gnome has been sleeping on the job. While weeding the other day I found this monster on the parsley. He had eaten almost all of it. Needless to say, Uno was written up for dereliction of duty.

Do You Do Windows?

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This is the first time I have seen a window washer on my side of the building where I work. The next day it rained, which is not the least bit surprising. Would you believe that this guy's name is Keith Falls? Well it is. How funny is that?

Lady Diana

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Speyeria dianaI was out working in the yard yesterday and spotted this little beauty. According to online resources the area I live in is not in her normal range. Boils down to being in the right place at the right time. Males have orange on the wings instead of blue.

Brother's General Store

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Cross the threshold into the past. You'll find jars filled with candy on the counter or buy a double scoop of ice cream. Or if you prefer, you can 'sit a spell' in one of the colorful rockers out front and watch the world go round.
Brother's is one of several shops and restaurants to move to Uptown Columbus in the last couple of years.

House of Heroes

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House of Heroes is an organization that provides home maintenance and repairs to retired soldiers, policeman, and firefighters. The majority of recipients are retired soldiers and/or their surviving spouses. Typically, recipients don't have the resources or the ability to make home repairs themselves.
Corporate sponsors pay for supplies (and often provide volunteer workers). Contractors replace roofs, build wheelchair ramps, and make other structural repairs, and volunteers do the rest. I have worked on a couple of homes and it is always a pleasure to meet these heroes and thank them for their service to our country.

City Mill Company

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City Mill on the Chattahoochee River. According to the lettering on the side of the building: Flour, Meal, Feed and Bran. Rather a nice looking old building.

Gnome on Duty

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Uno stands guard over the peppers and tomatoes during recent storms. He is reliable and dependable. Never calls in sick and last but not least, he has never asked for a raise. Much more down to earth than that gnome that works for Travelocity.

You Scream, I Scream . . .

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We all scream for ICE CREAM ...
I've seen this little ice crean truck at several spring events. The other day, I saw two of them parked in a lot with a seating area (tables and chairs) in between. Brings new meaning to the phrase 'moveable feast'.

Theme Day - Feet

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We often take foot fotos when we travel. This shot was taken at Glacier Point with Half Dome and Clark Range in the background.
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