Seen from the staff lounge on the third floor.
5 days ago
The web log of a reference librarian
|Workroom annex, built 2003?|
|My street, Sarasota Drive, looking east.|
|Camellias are blooming|
|This little mid-century modern on Maple Drive is a favorite of ours. It's behind our house.|
|A saucer magnolia. Spring is a long way off, but the dogwoods and redbuds are already blooming as well.|
|Holly trees are heavy with fruit.|
|Chapman Pond was busy with Hooded Mergansers and Canada geese.|
This earth work located on ground once part of the plantation of E.A. Houston, father of Captain Patrick Houston (later state adjutant general) who commanded the Confederate artillery at the Battle of Natural Bridge, is a silent witness of the efforts of the citizens of Tallahassee to protect the capitol of Florida from capture by federal troops under General John Newton.
Newton's force landed at St. Marks light house and advanced up the east side of the St. Marks River, only to be decisively repulsed at Natural Bridge on March 6, 1865, by a hurriedly assembled Confederate force commanded by General Sam Jones, which included a company of cadets from the West Florida Seminary, now Florida State University.So not a shot was fired in anger from this fort, nor a Yankee seen.
|Sarasota & Country Club Drive; built in the 1920's.|
|Northeast perimeter of the golf course.|
|Where to send your golf ball.|
|Houses facing Old Fort Park at Seminole & Maple|
|House at Azalea Dr. & Alban Ave.|
|Ferns in my yard after a hard freeze.|
Even as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan morph into shapeless struggles with no clear ends in sight, they have given birth to an extraordinary outpouring of writing that tries to make sense of it all: journalism that has unraveled the back story of how and why America went to war, and also a profusion of stories, novels, memoirs and poems that testify to the day-to-day realities and to the wars’ ever-unspooling human costs.The reading list is not exhaustive, but would make a good start for a library display. In my library, war displays tend to appear twice a year, for Memorial Day and Veterans Day. This past summer we put up a special display for the one-hundredth anniversary of World War I, which moved pretty well. But I am not sure how an Iraq & Afghan Wars display would be received.
|Our little Christmas tree|
|Fried cheese-grits, ham & egg, a Southern man's delight.|
|This was a black A.M.E. church, across the street from the library, now the offices of a non-profit org. An ancient mossy live oak tree in front.|