Friday, November 6, 2009

Keep on truckin'

This little 'pillar had places to go and bugs to see...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dogs on Thursday

Ludo was not impressed with my hubby's new motorcycle. He was jumping around like a clown and the bike wasn't even on!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The blogging

One of two new members of the family. Her name is Monkey. She's a dumbo rat. I named her "Monkey," because within moments of being introduced to her new home, she had climbed to the top of the four story condo. Penny is her sister, however she is very good at running from the camera. Hopefully, I will get her photo soon.
It feels nice to be back on the blog. Check back, I promise to post more very soon!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Dogs on Thursday

Meet Mrs. Beasley. A very talented friend and fellow blogger ( ) had the pleasure of taking Mrs. Beasley's photos on a morning trip to La Chua. Although, dogs aren't normally allowed on this trail, the 5 month old pup's pop apparently was not aware of such a rule. My friend said this little girl was a sweetie and very friendly. I begged to borrow her great photos for my DOT post. I wish I could have met her too.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Macro Monday

I know more bugs. I can't help myself.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dogs on Thursday

I kept seeing this lovely girl being driven around by her human at Ginnie Springs when I was there the other week. I marveled at how calm and nonchalant she was about the screaming kids and loud teenagers running around everywhere. I could tell it was all old news to her. What a life.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Macro Monday

I love grasshoppers.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Last day of vacation...

It's almost time to get back to real life...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Wild Adventures

Wild Adventures is a theme park/water park in Valdosta, GA. The hubby and I took the hour and a half journey north to visit the park. I was fun. It was nice to go to a park that 1 was not in a city I had been to before and 2 didn't have Disney characters everywhere. It has more of a carnival feel to it, which I liked. Apparently, its the beginning of the "off season" so it was next to dead in there. No lines, no crowds, great.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dogs on Thursday

Some might remember a DOT when I introduced the world to Ginger, a spunky beagle puppy. Her mommy brought her over this past weekend for a play date with my kids. Surprisingly, Willow took to her right away. I guess it's a hound thing. Usually Willow is a bit hard on other dogs, especially puppies (just ask Ludo). I think Ginger was intimidated by Ludo's size at first, but by the end of the date I think it was love.

Ginnie Springs

Ginnie Springs, located in High Springs, is actually a series of springs. I had never been and found it to be very pretty. We went tubing (too clumsy to chance taking the camera). The water is 72 degrees year round.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Coming soon...

Being on vacation, I just realized it is Tuesday night and I missed Macro Monday. I guess I am a natural at laziness. New photos coming soon promise.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Dogs on Thursday

The idea was so full of promise and magic.  It was a quiet Saturday afternoon.  I proclaimed, "let's take Ludo for a walk down the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail!" I had images of the hubby running Ludo down the trail as if to take flight.  I, of course, was going to capture these priceless moments in perfect photographic precision.  Like I said, full of promise and magic.  You can see the excitement on Ludo's tongue, I mean face.
If only I had thought to check the weather....
Being full of optimism (and the nearly 30 years of experience with Florida weather) I figured lets get out and go anyway.  It will pass in moments.
An hour later, we finally make it back to the car through the downpour, thunder, lightning, and all around misery.  Needless to say these are my only captured moments of my great idea.  Ludo was a great sport.  He slept the whole way home.  

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Boulware Springs Waterworks

Apparently Boulware Springs is the reason why the University of Florida is in Gainesville.  I have read that the city promised the university free water from said spring.  I came across the spring on my way home from La Chua the other day.  The spring is a 4th magnitude spring and the plant has been turned into a small museum. The water was all jewel tones and stillness.  So inviting on such a hot, muggy day. There was even a turtle there serving as sentry. 

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Macro Monday

Flowers and rain.  Match made in heaven.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kindred spirit

The box turtle.  If I were to ever be turned into the animal that best represents me, there is a good chance it would be a box turtle.  It's so easy to retreat into the safety of the known.  I spent some time with this particular box turtle.  Shy at first, but then resumed the most important of daily chores, eating.