ThrowBack Thursday: My New Toy

Going through my old posts and photos for Throwback Thursday and found this one from May of 2008. This is sort of a re-post.

I had just gotten a new camera. The Big Guy was a grad student at the University of Florida. We took the camera along on a walk on campus to take test it out.

Hi!

Isn’t he cute. Whenever I talk on the phone The Big Guy always waves at the person to whom I’m talking. So, now he is waving at the people to whom I’m writing.

Mural on a building at UF

Cool mural on the outside of a building. I think it might be the chemistry building.

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Library West had just been remodeled.

Gator statue on the UF campus

Gator statue near the University Auditorium

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Spanish Moss hanging from the trees.

 

Sky Watch: Bat House at Lake Alice

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I took these in July at  bat house near Lake Alice on the University of Florida Campus.  I wanted to include to a shot of the bat house. On an earlier post about the bat house I had one commenter questioned whether my pictures really were bats. He wanted to know how I knew they were bats.  Well notice the bat picture on the bat house. Unfortunately, last month the bat house collapsed leaving thousands of bats homeless.

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The little gray/black lines in the top right hand side are bats.

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Bat House

Bat House

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Alligator swimming in Lake Alice.

Alligator swimming in Lake Alice.

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G is for Green

I’m having computer issues this week, so I am recycling some pictures. My first thought G is for green.
Tree near Lake Alice covered with Spanish Moss.
Of course green makes me think of trees. Tree near Lake Alice covered with Spanish Moss. You can see the bat house in the background.

Green trees in front of Castillo de San Marcos (Old Spanish Fort). The Castillo dates back to the St. Augustine’s earliest days under Spanish rule. My header contains a shot of the Castillo at night.

Spring time in Texas is pretty because not only is the grass is green. Spring is also when Bluebonnets and other wild flowers are in bloom.

Took a picture of this green butterfly on one of our trips to the Butterfly Rain Forest exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

That leafy green tree is really a person. This probably one of my favorite shots I took at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Cool shot I took of a green palm tree. Took this one Sunday when the Big Guy and I were walking on the Uf Campus.

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Sky Watch Friday: UF Walk

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Took my camera along on one of our walks at University of Florida. My theme is “Above My Head” so, all of the shots were taken looking up.

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Looking up at a building across the street from Keene-Flint Hall (history building).

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Thought this mural above one the doors on one of the buildings looked cool.

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The second flag is a POW flag.

Magnolia Tree

Magnolia Tree

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My New Toy

Warning: Contains a lot of photographs!

My camera stopped working on our Ormond Beach trip. Today we found a good deal on a new one. So this afternoon we went to the University of Florida for a walk and to play with the camera. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to walk very long before it started raining.

Hi!

Isn’t he cute. Whenever I talk on the phone The Big Guy always waves at the person to whom I’m talking. So, now he is waving at the people to whom I’m writing.

Keene-Flint Hall

Outside Keene-Flint Hall which houses the History department. The Big Guy spends a lot of time here.

Mural on a building at UF

This mural is on a building next to Keene-Flint. I think it might be the Chemistry building.

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One of the building near the history building not sure which one.

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Newly remodeled Library West

Squirrels playing

The Big Guy likes squirrels, at his request I took this picture of squirrels playing on a tree. The other squirrel ran off just as I shot the picture.

Squirrels playing

Check out the graffiti in the far lower right corner.

This is above the door of a building near the University Auditorium. Thought it looked cool.

Gator statue on the UF campus

Gator statue near the University Auditorium

The Big Guy

The Big Guy.

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Spanish Moss hanging from the trees.

Caught in the rain.

We made it to the car just as it was starting to rain. By the time we got home it was really raining.

Museum Nights

One of the cool things the University of Florida has for students are weekly Museum Nights. Tonight’s event was admission into the . Most of the Florida Museum of Natural History is free except the butterfly’s and special exhibit. We went tonight unfortunately I forgot my camera so the pictures were taken on a cell phone. Hope you enjoy them.

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It was hard to catch that little guy.
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Chow Time!
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Sorry this is one is so small.
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Best shot I could get of this one.
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This one is a little better.
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