Wednesday, November 30, 2011

not all bugs are in your computer!

not all bugs are in your computer!

a Bug! seen through a window. Probably a stink bug. maybe a "Japanese" stink bug.

I have read where there was someone with thousands of these in the home! "squish squish"!
stink stink.

Monday, November 21, 2011

the Ladder to Heaven

the Ladder to Heaven by freestone
the Ladder to Heaven, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

the Ladder to Heaven

sunset, like of a Ladder to Heaven. Tallahassee has some incredible sunsets!

Monday, November 07, 2011

Russian Orthodox Icon of Jesus

Russian Orthodox Icon of Jesus

Russian Orthodox Icon of Jesus.

I always wanted one of these Eastern orthodox Icons for my apartment.
One day I found a site on the internet.

the largest Russian Orthodox monastery outside of Russia. Tis located North of New York city.

Holy Trinity Monastery is a male monastic community under the auspices of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. We are dedicated to a life of prayer and obedience according to the pre-revoluntionary monastic tradition. We draw our origins from the Pochaev Lavra of St. Job of Pochaev in Southern Ukraine when monks fled from Pochaev in the face of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. As descendants of the Lavra of Pochaev, we continue the mission established by St. Job in the 15th century to publish books for the edification and protection of the faithful. Within the monastery is located a studio and school of Russian iconography conducted by disciples of master iconographer Fr. Cyprian (Pijoff). Also situated within the monastic community is Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, with young men from around the world training for the holy priesthood and ministry within our Church. Consisting of impressive buildings and an other-worldly way of life, Holy Trinity Monastery is a source of spiritual nourishment and support for the Orthodox Church.


you can order a photo Icon for yourself. Ranges from about $2.50 to about $7.00 for a 8 x 10.
There are many Icons, mostly of Jesus, Mother Mary and Jesus, and Russian saints.

I have this photo hanging on my wall, now, where I took the photo of it. Tis difficult to position
this Icon, it being so reflective, to not have reflections bounce back at the camera!

Tis Amazing what one can find, on the internet. Anyone living in New York City area can go visit this place, west of Albany.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

the Golden Hotel

the Golden Hotel by freestone
the Golden Hotel, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

the Golden Hotel!
Early in the morning, the sun shone so brightly onto this hotel, here in tallahassee, that this gold shine overloaded my canon camera!

from their site.....
Explore Our Hotel
Tallahassee's first and only upscale boutique hotel located in downtown offers a full-service accommodation experience in the State Capital.

they spent 15 million to renovate, and they added an upper class steak house, the place now Rocks!
lounge on the 8th floor overlooking the city.

the steaks are supposed to be very good!


Are You Ready For The Best Steak Dinner Of Your Life?

Guests of Hotel Duval need only walk through the lobby to find the best steakhouse dining in Tallahassee, FL: Shula's 347 Grill! "

enough "promo" for the hotel that appears in so many of my cloud photos.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

the Halloween Party.

the Halloween Party. by freestone
the Halloween Party., a photo by freestone on Flickr.

the Halloween Party.

The Halloween party, here at my senior residence, Georgia belle Apartments. A nice place to live.
Many people came Dressed, I found a sheet and scarves to make a "Arab" out of. The nice guy to the right came in later and not costumed. Surprise: there are many people here from new york city area, like him. I am from upstate.
someone else took the photo, but there I am, looking a bit like of a "Sheik"!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

sunset glory

sunset glory by freestone
sunset glory, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

sunset glory

yes, another pretty orange sunset, from my west bedroom window, here in Tallahassee, Florida.

And the sun and clouds "dare" to be beautiful! "dare", as in these days of bad news and ruining weather disasters, there is beauty to be found. You have to be Looking for it. then be "Empty" when it is there!

"empty" like years ago, I walked past the University library, at sunset, and I could see not only the incredible sunset, I could see that the hundreds of students, coming and going through this library entrance, never noticed this sunset! their heads must have been full of study and course material: they were not empty, no room for a sunset in *their* brain. Their souls must have gotten a bit starved, after years of Not Noticing!
so today there are the "electronic" Zombies! these are people who, with ear buds plugged into their ears and with them texting on their phones, there is also no room for sunsets!