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UGA

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***** Topiary UGA at Callaway Gardens. Mascot for the University of Georgia.  *****

Lower Falls Creek Lake

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***** We drove to Callaway Gardens today and took a ride on the bikes. This pretty lake is in front of the Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel. Organ music resonated through the trees, enticing you to sit and listen for a while. It was a beautiful fall day; blue  sky, white fluffy clouds, a nice breeze and temps in the high 70's.  *****

Heads or Tails

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Monochrome Uptown

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***** I have had a lot going on lately, so I pulled this one from the archives. Taken on Market Day in March. You'll notice the tree has no leaves. At Ride on Bikes, you can buy or rent bicycles and other equipment. *****

Peanuts ...

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***** ... You used to just throw them on the floor. The shells, not the peanuts. Go figure!  1. We give you peanuts 2. You give us shells *****

Your Lunch is Served

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***** Found at one of the local restaurants in Phenix City serving breakfast and lunch, but no dinner. I think he's cute. I'm sorry, but I forget the name of the restaurant. TGIF *****

The Drive Home

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Paint Chips

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***** Have you ever painted patches of color on a wall to help you determine which you like best? Well, it looks like that's what they are doing here. The 13th Street Bridge looks like an old dowager next to the newly refurbished 14th Street Pedestrian Bridge. We have shades of red, blue, green, and brown/rust. I prefer the blue or green and it will be interesting to see which shade they select. Maybe they should put it to a vote! *****

Another Fountain in the City

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***** Granite fountain near Heritage Square.  *****

North Highland Church

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***** In Columbus, GA ***** Trying to catch up with everyone. I was down for the count this week with a bad back. Hope to see you soon :-) *****

Scene of the Accident

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***** 8 weeks after the accident, we returned to the scene to see if the city did what they said they were going to do...make the bridge safer for bicyclists and pedestrians. Perpetual shade and moist wooden planking made for a slippery and dangerous ride. Add to that the strange little bend at the entrance and you're asking for trouble. They power-washed the bridge, drilled drainage holes, and coated the planks with an industrial sand-gritted paint. TOM busted four ribs at this spot and he was not the only one to be injured. Over the last 2 years there have been several other injuries, one severly. I just hope the solution implemented by the city is a good one and no one else gets hurt. *****

Flower of Unknown Species

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***** I was quite interested in the seed pods on this bit of flora. They were planted near the water treatment facility in Columbus near the riverwalk. Unfortunately, the flowers did not cover of the noxious odor from the plant. I tried to recall the name of these, but no luck. The PC is slow and not much good for searching these days, so if you know what these are, leave a comment. They are about 3 feet tall with large leaves. Hope your having a nice weekend. ***** Post post comment: Canna Lily ***** *****

New Money

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I Thought it was September

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***** I think someone forgot to update the sign.

Psychedelic Fish

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***** One of the mural panels near the Whitewater Express.

New Construction with a View

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***** We are getting a new hotel in Phenix City on prime river-view property. As I understand, they will also be building a parking deck.  We are months away from renting rooms, but it will add much needed jobs to the local economy.

Labor Dayflower Blues

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***** My best guess of the family of this little blue beauty is as a member of the Spiderwort family. Based on the color, maybe an Asiatic Dayflower. The shape of the sepals is right, as are the leaves and height (1-3 inches) of the stem. We also appear to have the right number of stamens. However, I could not find any information about the water droplet.   *****  From the Department of Labor website: Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. ***** Interested in reading more? Click here.

Theme Day - Pink

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***** If I am ever placed to rest in a cemetery, I would hope my family would place a monument such as this. It makes a statement and has presence, but is not overpowering. I do plan on cremation, but for some reason, I want to be in a location that my family can come to visit me. Does that sound strange? I will have to give this some more thought.    ***** Gertrude Garrard Harris March 1928 ***** This is my contribution to the City Daily Photo group theme day. Check out other 'in the pink' contributions from around the world here. ***** http://cdpbthemeday.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/september-gallery-pink.html