Saturday, July 19, 2008

Day 7 - Herron

Stopped to take some photos of the floating condos (I'll use them tomorrow) and as I was walking back on the dock there was this herron - just standing there. I walked up to about five feet from him before he decided to fly. He, of course, was looking for brunch.

We used to have them come to the pond (before we turned into the desert southeast and the pond dried up) almost daily. Definitely didn't like them at the pond - they can eat an incredible amount of fish, and they're very good at catching them.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Day 6 - downtown

Guntersville has a 'main street' - and that used to be it's name. But they made it one way some years ago and changed the name to Gunter. I guess "Main Street" wasn't classy enough.

These lovely planters adorn the sidewalk all through the downtown area.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Day 5 - Tiny baby Lizard

Actually, I think the photo is bigger than this baby lizard was. I was watering the plants on my deck - this is a hanging spider plant - saw something move and this tiny, tiny baby lizard was on one of the leaves. I don't think he was a full inch long. He was patient for me to run and get the camera and quite cooperative for me to take pictures.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Day 4 - Crape Myrtles

I've taken a page out of Bettye's blog and took a really close up of the crape myrtle. I just love these, the blossoms are so frilly and lacelike around the edges. They're all blooming around here now, but this is my favorite color. These photos were taken at my bank.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Day 3 - drive down Georgia Mtn

This is the lovely drive down the mountain when I go into town. It's a really crooked road that was built in the late 1800s for mules pulling wagons, finally paved in the 1960s with only one curve removed. Still really narrow, with the right side rising sharply and the left side dropping even more sharply. They did add a guard rail a few years ago. Some of my local friends still won't drive this route (there's another, longer way up the mountain) but it's the road I learned to drive on (though a dirt road them) and I love it!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Day 2 - Traveling Vietnam Wall

The 'traveling Veitnam wall memorial' has been in Guntersville this weekend and was still there when I went to town this morning. The pictures don't nearly do it justice - it's actually very reflective, so difficult to get good pics.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Day 1 - Map

Scenic Guntersville is actually a penisula in the Tennessee River - surrounded on 3 sides by water. Now, I don't actually live IN Guntersville but that's my address. This is an incredibly scenic area with the lake and mountains and southern hospitality - what more could you ask.
If you're interested - here's more info on our town
Hopefully most of my future pictures will be ones I've taken :)