Friday, January 30, 2009

#78 - This Afternoon's Clock

The weather was pretty bad early in the day, rainy, cold, dark. Then the sun came out. It didn't warm up much, but it was a beautiful afternoon. I have just appointed myself weatherman for Champions Gate. Although, I don't forecast, I just report and you decide.

If you look closely you can see some kids at the plaza - skate boarders. They looked like they were having fun. I didn't see any girls over there though, just boys. What fun is that?

Remember being a kid and hanging out in the neighborhood? I do. I liked playing spin the bottle. I was always so lucky - the bottle always pointed to the prettiest girl, and I always got a nice kiss! Her name was Joyce. And, believe it or not, she was a redhead.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

#76 - A Good Looking Truck

I'd like to say that's my new truck, but my luck has been exactly the opposite lately. As a matter of fact, if it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all. How cliche, I know. But ...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

#75 - Big Puffies

I have three things to say:

1) The weather was gorgeous today,
2) and the sky was beautiful ...
3) and Roger Federer is in the semis at the Australian Open, because he beat Del Potro today. So is Andy Roddick, the lone American on the mens side, and he'll be playing against Federer. What a quandary for me - I ALWAYS root for Federer.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

#71 - Historic Day Clock Tower

Historic because of the change of power at noon today. I watched the entire Inauguration, and of course the departure of President Bush - it was an amazing scene.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

#69 - Pink Skies At Night ...

... are a sailor's delight. I overslept, so I don't know if the balloons were sailing through Champions Gate this morning, but my guess is: they were.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

#68 - This Evening's Clock Tower

This is what the tower looked like this evening when I got back from visiting my Sweet Old Ma.

A funny thing happened on the way to my Mother's this morning. I was about thirty miles into my trip and the radio station started fading, so I hit the 'seek' button, and the DJ on the first station I came to was just reporting that I-75 North was completely blocked at the intersection of I-4 and was backed up in all directions. Of course, that's where I was headed, so I got off I-4 and took a side road that would ultimately lead to Sweet Ma's house. My trip time was increased by an hour, but the first hour of it was pleasurable, because the DJ had just started her show and the music was fantastic - music I've never heard before, with maybe one exception. She was playing Folk Music, all of it with an upbeat message, and quite a bit of it with a Christian message.

It reminded of the first time I heard On An Island by David Gilmour - I was on the Florida Turnpike late at night, stuck in traffic because of a nasty accident, but the hour turned out nice because I heard an interview and most of his album.

Now you know a little more about me! LOL

Thursday, January 15, 2009

#66 - Damage

The effects of relentless skateboarding by a group of kids. That's the base of the Clock Tower in the background.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

#65 - A Dark Blue Sky

I was telling one of my very best friends, the other day, that the sky is God's canvas - a place where He creates the most magnificent artwork. The sky on this afternoon was, as you can see, a deep dark blue and everything against it looked supreme.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

#64 - Stormy Afternoon

I just beat the rain to get this shot. There was a guy parked next to the spot I pulled into in the Walgreens parking lot, and he was smoking a cigarette with his window open. The things I do to get these shots!! LOL

Monday, January 12, 2009

#63 - The Perch

A white bird turned yellow by the morning sun.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

#62 - Big Moon Shining

I made it out the door pretty early this morning, and the moon was big and bright.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

#61 - September Balloons

I'm trolling the archives because I've been too lazy to get up for sunrise balloon shots lately. I took this shot on September 16, 2008, and the balloons were floating to the east.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

#60 - 1:31 PM Clock Tower

The big game is coming on in a few minutes. I'm rooting for the Gators.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

#59 - There Was A Crooked ...

... lamppost, Clock Tower, photographer. Take your pick. The color was pretty cool that morning, the sun having just risen.

Talking about crooked - go check out the photo I posted on Stuff I Shoot.

Monday, January 5, 2009

#57 - Too Big For The Camera Clock Tower

Call maintenance, tell them to get this Clock Tower cleaned up! I can't stand seeing the mildew on 'my' clock tower. lol

Saturday, January 3, 2009

#56 - Green Lights

Another sunrise shot from 12/21/08. The colors in the sky were amazing that day.

Friday, January 2, 2009

#55 - New Year's Day Clock Tower

I was supposed to be up and out early, shooting the first sunrise of the New Year, but I overslept, as I mentioned in yesterday's post. So, this is the first photo I took in 2009, and according to my camera, I took the shot at 1:09 PM!! I'm not confused at all, as I'm sure some of you must be by now looking at the time(s) on the clock tower! I prefer to believe my camera, so this photo was shot on 1/1/09 at 1:09! WOW!

This is a view of the north and west faces, shot from the Walgreens parking lot. And, no, I wasn't there for hangover medicine - I don't drink. LOL

Thursday, January 1, 2009

#54 - Meet me there ...

around four, four fifteen, something like that. LOL

I hang my head in shame - no sunrise shot for today! I overslept. Unbelievable!