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Thursday, July 31, 2014

July in the 'hood .......... Ruby - throated Hummingbirds

Ruby - throated  Hummingbird
  young  male 
Hummers  visiting
the  backyard  feeder 
 July  2014

sometimes  they  chatter  
A LOT .......

mature  male
 sharing  a  feeder  for
 a  nanosecond .......

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

then and now ........ UF campus

2008  main  entrance 
 to  UF campus

removed   in  2009 
for  construction...


another  landmark  disappears ..
replaced  by ....

Hough  Hall
graduate studies  
 completed  in  2010

Monday, July 28, 2014

monday blue ........ Jacksonville Florida

Dames  Point  Bridge
Napoleon  Bonaparte  Broward  Bridge  )
spans  the  St. Johns river
opened  1989

cable  stayed  bridge
height  174  feet
 length  2  miles

Sunday, July 27, 2014

day trippin ....... old Florida

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
 Cross  Creek,  Florida
Rawling's  homestead 
purchased  in  1928  

an  example  of  Florida  Cracker architecture..
the  exact  date  of  construction  is  not  known..

Rawlings  added  an indoor  bathroom ,  'carport'
as  well  as  widening and installing screens  on the 
front  porch  and  cypress shingles on  the roof
(  in  place  of  the  more  commonly  used  metal  roofing )

the outhouse 

 gate  to  the  homestead

 tenant  house

Saturday, July 26, 2014

on the trail .......... July 2014

old  gazebo and boardwalk
La  Chua  Trail 
July  25,  2014

bench  at  the  end  of  the  boardwalk
and  the  beginning  of  the  trail.

signs  at   the  main  gate

the  trail  ..
in  process  of being  mowed

the  old  gray
guarding  the  trail

Friday, July 25, 2014

on campus ......... Baughman Center July 2014

Baughman  Center  Chapel
Lake  Alice  
 UF  campus

construction completed in 2000

Thursday, July 24, 2014

around Gainesville .........

Elosie  Page  Memorial  Labyrinth
  Kanapaha   Botanical  Gardens
 Gainesville,  Florida