Monday, December 24, 2007



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Monday, November 12, 2007

Carved Pumpkin

I saw this carved pumpkin & really loved it.

Here are 2 photos! Hope you like it too!! :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

POD #30 for Thursday, September 13th, 2007

This is from Monaco's - a little restaurant place in Rhinebeck. Mom & I had breakfast here together on Sept. 24th, 2007, when we were on one of our walks (same morning I took the fountain pics below).
Their food was ok. Service was ok. They seem pretty popular - there were many people coming into to get breakfast . . on their way to starting their days.
They have seating inside or out, and we choose to sit outside because the weather was fabulous.

Pod #29 for Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

These photos were taken on September 24th, 2007 (Monday). I went to my mom's & we went up into town (Rhinebeck) & went for a walk. We've been trying to walk a few times a week, when we have the chance.

Anyways, along the way, one of the places - I thought was a house (is an Art business), had this beautiful fountain out front. The first photo isn't too great, but then I got a better one.

Friday, October 5, 2007

POD #28 for Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Another view of Whiskeytown. 2000

POD #27 for Monday, September 10th, 2007

This is a photo of Whiskeytown Lake, in Redding CA. This photo was taken in 2000. This lake is HUGE & so gorgeous! You should definitely go there sometime if you get the chance.
You can check out the Live Whiskeytown Cam here.
Whiskeytown National Recreational Area site here.

POD #26 for Sunday, September 9th, 2007

This was just interesting - so I took a photo. Lots of webby stuff. . . didn't look close enough to find out more about it, though I'm sure someone knows. I guess caterpillars webbing? (MSP 09-03-07)

POD #25 for Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Another from MSP. The scenery is spectacular, especially this time of year, when all the foliage is changing. I love Spring/Fall in NY. Except, that we are having strange 87deg(F) weather! LOL 9-03-07

POD #24 for Friday, September 7th, 2007

This is another photo from Minnewaska State Park. Beautiful, isn't it?? 9/3/07

POD #24 Thursday, September 6th, 2007

My pod for today is a couple of pictures I found from a few years ago.

This pics are from 2001. Love this truck - I love big trucks & snakes! What better-a combo can ya get?? LOL These were taken in Redding, CA. The truck is Snakebite. These pics are scans of pics I took.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

POD #23 for Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

This is the sign up in Minnewaska State Park.
It shows the trails through the park - around the lakes.
(in the photo are my 2 oldest daughters - Dariyn - back, Kymberlee - front)

POD #22 for Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

This is another photo from Minnewaska State Park on Sept. 3rd, 2007.
Weird, prickly flower.

POD #21 for Monday, September 3rd, 2007

This photo is from Minnewaska State Park. It is up the hill from us. This photo was taken on Sept. 9th, 2007. We went there & walked around. It's beautiful up there. We have gone a couple times now & plan to go more. I have many photos from there to share.

POD #20 for Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

This is a cute little cafe a bit up the road from me - up near my old school. It looks cute & they seem to do a decent amount of business. I keep planning on stopping in there one day, but haven't done it yet. Maybe sometime soon .. . then I ca post an update about that.

POD #19 for Saturday, September 1st, 2007

Bringing it back to NY again, this is a local business here, Skate Time - here on 209. You can roller skate & skate board there! The kids love it! Will post another photo of it soon. It's an awesome place & the owner's are great!!

POD #18 for Friday, August 31st, 2007

This is another building from CT. As you can see in the photo, it's next to the "mirrored" bldg.
I love all the animals painted on it.

POD #17 for Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Another photo from CT. I love this. . . kind of a neat place to check the time!!

POD #16 for Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

I took this photo when we were in CT on 8/18. I just like the way it turned out.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

POD #15 for Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 Fire Dept, #2

Here is another fire dept.

This one is in Stone Ridge, NY.

It's actually the side of the building & I will add a front view photo soon.

Well - here I am again! POD for Monday August 27th, 2007

Well, I sure missed posting my photos! I was just too tired with all that was going on. . and me moping & feeling sorry for myself :O lol

Anyways, so now I am going to catch up & do all my posts, asap.

Back when I had stopped posting, I had started going to school in Cobleskill. So, my post for "today" is a gas sign that is in the town of my previous school, Stone Ridge.
Gas prices on 8/18/07 there, as seen on that sign were 2.95! yuck! I know some of you have it more expensive & some less - so how is everyone's gas prices? Currently, where I get my gas (which is not at this place :} but in Kingston, I paid $2.77/gal when we got gas, Sun (9/9, I think it was). I will get back to posting my faves when I get caught back up! Don't worry, even though I am not posting faves for these missed posts, I will definitely be checking out what I missed!!

Thursday, September 6, 2007


Been awhile since I last posted - sorry about that. . .things have been crazy. . .

i have had a lot of things going on.

On the 27th, (aug), I started school in cobleskill NY - I want to do their wildlife management program - but i had to withdraw - the commute (2hrs - 1 way) was just too much for me to handle right now - i would have no time to work on projects we were being assigned, as well as my family & stuff at home. . .but since I left, i have been mopin';( no one here really understands how disappointed in myself i am . . .

To read my full update post, please visit my other blog titled "Tara's Talk & Treasues" . . . linked to the right;)

So, I will be working to add pics to make up for the days i was gone & get back up-to-date!! I have missed ya'll :X

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Another Update - the "mirrored" building

(I am still updating my faves from the past week!!!:)

Ok, I found the "mirrored" building in Hartford too (Click the link to see a couple other pics & some info)

The official name is "One Corporate Center" - it has 23 floors & was constructed in 1981.

;] PS -- My Sun POD is below these updates;) I started it early this am, but just finished it:)

Just a follow-up - not my POD

Well, there was the building I posted for Wed the 22nd of Aug. (refer back to see the pic). I was searching the 'net to try & discover what some of the buildings where I had photos of.

I think the one from the 22nd may be the capitol bldg - here are a couple photos I found on the net -

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What do you think? So, maybe I identified one of the buildings;) LOL

Saturday, August 25, 2007

POD #14 Sunday, August 26th, 2007

I apologize in advance - this post is going to be a bit long, & more than 1 photo:)

Today, we went to my parents for the afternoon & had dinner there. On the way home, I had to stop at Walmart & then get gas (I wanted to fill up for my trip to school - it's a 1hr drive 1 way). Just as I finished at the gas station, got back in the car, put my belt on & started it, the fire whistle went off. One of the fire dept. in Kingston is right across from the gas station I use. So, this is my tribute to one of our local fire depts:)

(BTW, I posted about the bldgs from CT as updates:) I am also still working on my faves for the week - so unless they list US & "other countries" they are not complete:)

Here is the fire dept:

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Here is the first truck, getting ready
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& coming out

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& on its way:

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Here is the 2nd truck, getting ready:

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and on its way, I didn't get as much of the truck on its way, like the other:( However, you can see the fireman in behind the driver looking at me;) LOL He prob wondered what I was doing!! Bet he didn't think he'd end up in my blog! LOL!! And, the truck there is another volunteer coming in.

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My faves for today include:


Other Countries:

Singapore Daily Photo - another great evening photo!

POD #13 Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Back up-to-date now;) Monday I start school, so there may be a few days I will do things like this. I know. I'm sorry, I will do my best to do 1 a day though, even if I add faves & details later;)

Anyhow, my post for today is a "steaming" building. This photo was also taken in Hartford on 8/18. What do you suppose it is??

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This building is (we believe I can't remember for sure - and since I only got this part of the bldg - it's hard to say - I searched online & couldn't find it yet) a part of the Tilcon plant there - they are a cement plant type thing - my husband says he thinks this orange-thingy (LOL - my phrasing;) is one of the evaporators.

My Faves for today include:


Other Countries:
Budapest Daily Photo - Very interesting festival "sign"
Photos from Haninge - Great Engines!
Hyde Daily Photos - This is a nice tower! There is a link to last's year's full photo of the building as well!
Katowice Photo Blog - a fabulously beautiful sunset over the Baltic Sea!
Kuala Lumpur Daily Photo - a fabulous photo of school chilren in "costume" in a community theater piece! Beautiful!
Malta Daily Photo - a very beautiful sunset;)
Manila - beautiful sky!
Menton Daily Photo - an Italian view of Menton!
Monte Carlo Daily Photo - CONGRATS on your 200th post!! Beautiful sculpture & casino!
Mumbai Daily Photo - beautiful colors - interesting photo;)
Port Vila Today - I want to be in her spot! LOL
Singapore Daily Photo - another fabulous shot of the fireworks;)
Stavanger Daily Photo - love this house! I would like to live in the unusual "corner" home;)

POD #12 (for) Friday, August 24th, 2007 No Need to Cry Over Spilled. . . Tomatoes???

Wonder who lost these tomatoes? What happened that they got spilled??

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My Faves for today include:


Other Countries:

Photos from Haninge - a newt! Great photo!

Jakarta Daily Photo - A beautiful temple photo!

Melbourne Today - a winter sky . . . WINTER?? :) I am *almost* wishing winter here (updating 8-25 sat) today. . Ok not really winter but COLDER . . I was hoping for rain! The weather channel says "Chance of T-storms" @ 1/2 hr from us @ 8pm! Maybe we shall get some too! Heat advisory. . . geesh! It's 3:58pm on Sat afternoon & it is 94 deg! Insane! I think we got some of that brutal heat wave that has been affecting other parts of the US :{

Montreal Daily Photo - Boy this water is beautiful! And most definitely looks like it feels fabulous - especially right now;)

Oxford Daily Photo - a beautiful pub front!

PaB Daily Photo - Congratulations on your 100th Post!! :) Interesting Bug!

Singapore Daily Photo - more fireworks;)

St. Kilda Today - Incoming tide - very beautiful!

POD #11 (for) Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Today is my mom's birthday! Happy Birthday Mommy!! :) My husband also had surgery today! (OUCH) He is in a lot of pain. . .

This pod is a prison on the East side of NY, near Fishkill/Patterson area.

This one is much further away from us than the one I shared previously. Don't see a whole lot, but the scenery is beautiful!!

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My Faves for today include:


Other countries:

Photos from Haninge - some resting sheep in a pasture

Hyde Daily Photos - lovely photo of a walkway - It looks very inviting!:)

Jakarta Daily Photo - It was interesting to see that the students are wearing uniforms - I enjoy seeing different cultural clothing.

Monte Carlo Daily Photo - a beautiful evening photo - complete with fireworks!

Montreal Daily Photo - a beautiful scene of the city:)

Rabaul Daily Photo - a beautiful stormy weather photo!

Singapore Daily Photo - beautiful fireworks on a night sky

Stavanger Daily Photo - beautiful yellow roses

The Kerapok - Singapore Daily Photo - Awesome - ICEBOW - go look:)

POD #10 (for) Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

This is an interesting building we saw in Hartford. I am not sure what it is - seems like a "temple" of some sort? Either way, I liked it's design!

(taken 8/18)

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My Faves for today include:


Other Countries:

Budapest Daily Photo - a beautiful scene - including some "air racers"

Menton Daily Photo - a beautiful Mausoleum! Interesting story - look at it;)

Rabaul Daily Photo - a beautiful water scene! Congrats Jules on your diving certificate & your 50th post;) Hope those internet connection problems ease up on ya!!!

Saarbrucken Daily Photo - beautiful horses;)

Singapore Daily Photo - another beautiful night scene

Stavanger Daily Photo - a beautiful shore scene - love the water & city view!

POD #9 (for) Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Sorry for missing some posts :O But I am here to make them up:) I have missed posting, as well as, visiting everyone's sites;)

Here is a sky photo for you, from last Sat (CT sky) when we went to the concert - I just like this photo.

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My faves for Tues include:


Other Countries:

Bucaramanga Daily Photo - what a flower stand! This looks soooo far away from a big city area! Do you think it is?
Photos from Haninge - a beautiful European robin! Great photo!
La Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo - a great coffee table photo!
PaB Daily Photo - Today's shot is an interesting photo of an empty lake!
Singapore Daily Photo - another beautiful night photo
Stavanger Daily Photo - a Beautful house! I love the houses in these posts! they look so comfy & inviting:)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Monday, August 20th, 2007 POD #8

Today's post is a building I saw in CT. Lots & lots of mirrored windows!

Taken Sat. 8/18/07 - I think this building was in Hartford - if not, it was very close!

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My Faves for today: (I'll finish soon!)

Brownsville, TX Daily Photo - Love this little waterfall!
Cleveland Daily Photo - rain! - this is what we are having for Monday, too, but ours started in the late afternoon.
Detroit Daily Photoblog - Animal house! And a beautiful hibiscus!
Greenville Daily Photo - beautiful nite scene!

Other Countries:

Hyde Daily Photos - Hyde Town Hall - a beautiful building with a "clock tower"

Kyoto Daily Photo - a beautiful bonsai! I love bonsai!

Mainz Daily Photo - a beautiful flower & bee!

Malta Daily Photo - a funny visitor;)

Maple Ridge Daily Photo - a beautiful sky at sunrise;)

Singapore Daily Photo - a beautiful nite scene:)

Monday, August 20, 2007

Sunday, August 19th, 2007 POD #7

Sorry for my late post! We got home at 2am from Ozzfest & then slept till 9:30 & went to my parents to get the kids. There all day & had dinner :) YUM!! Got home around 5:30-ish, I think it was. Then I worked on posting my faves for Sat. Then, I worked on saving some photos I took off the camera.

So. . . For Sat, here is what you get.

Welcome to Connecticut! Our trip to Ozzfest, in Hartford CT - we stopped here.
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And the CT visitor Center. In my Nature blog, there will be photos posted of flower pics I took at the visitor center.
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My faves for Sunday: (I'll finish soon!)


Albuquerque Daily Photo - beautiful sky!!!

Austin Texas Daily Photo - just like it;)

Bellefonte, PA - love that little tin man;)

Delta Daily Photo - BEAUTIFUL scene:)

Detroit Daily Photoblog - Sunflowers! :)

Other Countries:

Brienne-le-Chateau & it's Region - nice bird photos!

Budapest Daily Photo - Beautiful Flowers!

Jakarta Daily Photo - absolutely beautiful skyline!

Kyoto Daily Photo - Here Mackey shares a temple photo! I find it stunning! I am glad to be able to share in a bit of other people's cultures!

Mainz Daily Photo - beautiful flower;)

Malta Daily Photo - Beautiful costal photos!

Manila - a beautiful bird;)

Saint-Petersburg Daily Photo - a wonderful apple tree!

Stavanger Daily Photo - A beautiful site!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Saturday, August 18th, 2007 POD #6

My post for Saturday comes pretty early! This is because I will be gone all day Saturday, late into the nite, possibly early Sun am! We are heading to OZZfest in a few hours, in Hartford CT! :)

My post for today, is another scenic photo from our drive last week to upstate NY. The contrast is something, isn't it??? Funny how I got so many different weather scenes in 1 trip:)

This photo was taken at 1:09 in the afternoon, though, on our way back home. NY truly has some beautiful landscapes, all varieties - big city, small city, town, countryside, farms, etc. Lots of mountainous terrain though, too:)

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My Faves for Saturday will be added on Sun, sometime. Maybe Mon.

Ok! Here are my Fave's for Sat:

Bostonscapes - love the sky! It is gorgeous;) Ok, well it WOULD be nice to have a boat like that too! LOL
Brookville Daily Photo - a house finch! These are so cute & tiny! We had a pair of finches make a nest in the top of our propane tank! They hatched 7 babies, only 1 fell from the nest & died (I didn't find it in time;( & the other 6 lived to at the very least, fledge their nest!
Chandler, AZ Daily Photo - this is a hillside that had a fire. Sad, but at the same time, will bring new life to the hillside.
Delta Daily Photo - Interesting photo! Interesting statement too. . . Much truth.
Flying - Ruth posted a great view of a hillside scene in Killarney National Park County Kerry Ireland!
Minneapolis Daily Photo - a Beautiful flower! Even more beautiful is the memorial for some who died in the collapsed bridge tragedy.
Nashville Daily Photo - I like this photo. Although, I am not at all political or anything, I love the site;)
New Orleans Daily Photo - great blue shutters! I love them!
Selma, Al. Daily Photo - I love this front porch! I would love to sit out there, having tea & watch the people going by.

Other Countries:
Akita Daily Photo - i really enjoyed viewing this coast guard ship.
Buenos Aires Daily - I love this beautiful building too! What interesting & beautiful work!
La Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo - I like the "puzzle" below the drink - and see? There is a heart in the cup:)
Mainz Daily Photo - Very interesting post on Sage! I think I will try the meal outlined sometime too!
Malta Daily Photo - very beautiful harbor!
Stavanger Daily Photo - I LOVE how the sky looks behind these buildings;)
Tenerife Daily Photo - I found this photo interesting & liked the details provided! It is interesting to learn how other countries see/use foods.
Wroclaw (Poland) - What a fabulous view of the building!!

Faye's Photos - What a great view! I love it;)
National Geographic Photo of the Day - I like this photo! I love how the stars are in the sky! Look like they are zooming!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Friday, August 17, 2007 POD #5

Here is my contribution to the old car community picture post this week. I saw this the other night when we were out & I was dropping my husband off at work.

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Weird little car;) I like it though. I wonder what they had to buy in Home Depot that would fit in there?? LOL

I will add my fave's later on this evening.

Today's Fave's:

Albuquerque Daily Photo - great scene!
Bostonscapes Daily Photo - very beautiful!!
Brookville Daily Photo - a squirrel today:) Aww! Sorry about your carpal tunnel Abe!! :(
Greenville Daily Photos - this mouse sculpture is neat! Very interesting story to go with it too!
New Orleans, LA Daily Photo - a lovely muscovy (duck) here for us today!:) I love muscovies! I had a few yrs ago . . .
Ocean Township Daily Photo - I would love to be doing this right now:) Beautiful scene;)
San Diego Daily Photo - beautiful sunset!
Seattle Daily Photo - I like this photo! That baby looks like she had a blast:)
Selma, AL Daily Photo - great front porch! I'd love to sit there & watch the people walking by:)
St. Louis Daily Photo - what a great lake! Bird too:)

Other Countries:

Akita Daily Photo - Fri. photo is a beautiful waterfall:)
Auckland Daily Photo - interesting photo!
Kyoto Daily Photo - unusual scenery;0)
Malta Daily Photo - beautiful!:)
Menton Daily Photo - beautiful scenery!
Seoul Daily Photo - more interesting graffiti!
The Kerpok - Singapore Daily Photo - interesting photos!

Other Photo Blogs:
Aerial Photo - awesome forest view!
Wrenaissance Reflections - Mother Bluebird & baby
Breathtaking Photos - AWESOME photo;)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thursday August 16th, 2007 POD #4

This photo is from when we drove towards upstate NY last week 08-09-07 (7:58am)(9&1/2hr trip!!).

I got a lot of good scenery photos that day. Some are like this one, Foggy! (like my header pic). But some are just the opposite, sunny, & bright.

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My favorite photos today are:


Bostonscapes Daily Photo - love the scenery! I would lie to visit this Aquarium!
Brookville Daily Photo - Yea! Today we have a Cooper's Hawk here! I LOVE hawks!
Chandler Arizona Daily Photo - very weird & different tree - well at least compared to what I see usually!:)
Joplin Daily Photo - beautiful sunset!:)
Minneapolis Daily Photo - BEAUTIFUL night scenery for Thurs!:)
Phoenix Daily Photo - I do love looking at the interesting graffiti around:)
Selma, Al. Daily Photo - I love this Thurs photo! It reminds of the "Little House on the Prairie" days!
Sequim Daily Photo - I Love these Flowers! They are gorgeous;) Nice job!
Stayton (Oregon) Daily Photo - LOVE THIS thurs pic! I am such a sucker for a great car:) Esp. old ones;)

Other Countries:

Athens Daily Photo - love the sunset! Looks fabulous!
Dubai Daily Photo - what a fabulous beach! I could definitely relax there!:)
Melbourne Today - I like the sky! The buildings are very neat too!
Monte Carlo Daily Photo - another beautiful beach!!
Nottingham Daily Photo - another old car post! Ambulances! Very neat!
Oxford Daily Photo - Yea another old car;)
Shanghai Daily Photos - very beautiful photo!
St. Kilda Today - Amazing Pier;)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

August 15th, 2007 Wednesday POD #3

This is a rather interesting photo for you all today.

The largest lawn gnome:

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This lawn gnome is at the mini-golf course at Kelder Farm in Kerhonkson, NY. This photo is looking up at it from the road. He is on a hill.

My Favorites for today are:
Brookville, OH Daily Photo - I LOVE his morning glories;) BEAUTIFUL!! There is a bunch as the main photo today, and then a single on Friday Aug. 10th, 2007 - he has a LOT of great photos though! I love them all:)
Uptown Mpls Blog - love those evening views!!
Present Tense - Daily Photos of Van Buren Ar. - I'm a sucker for animals;) hehe!! I also like his "hot air" post for Monday too.
Wailea Daily Photo - beautiful sunset!!
Photos from Haninge - The photo for today is a green woodpecker - very different than the woodpeckers I am used to seeing!

Although I have listed very few here, I enjoy looking at every photo site I visit. I like seeing everyone's different views, sites, cities/towns, etc. I love being able to visit the world in an evening from my computer!

Monday, August 13, 2007

August 14th, 2007 Tuesday POD#2

Today's photos are from Napanoch, NY. This is the Eastern New York Correctional Facility. It is a bit down the road from us & we drove by there this evening (went out & put some gas in the car to get out of the house! MUCH cooler outside!) I found a few PODs today I really liked, so I linked them below;) Check them out.

When we drove to the other end of the prison, there is a train platform there.

On the way back down the road to leave, there is this interesting little "gazebo". I don't imagine too many people are allowed to "sit around" outside the prison! LOL

My favorite PODs for today are:

Minneapolis Daily Photo - I really love this city view! I also love the B&W version also shared!
Selma, AL. Daily Photo - beautiful turtle;)

Abrams Planetarium Night Sky Notes