Chattanooga Daily Photo

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween, everyone! Do children in other countries go trick or treating?

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Sunrise Saturday

I thought this morning's sunrise was very interesting and pretty.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Friday night at Zaxby's

My younger son and I went to Zaxby's for supper tonight and I had a grilled chicken sandwich and fries. I took a picture of my meal for several reasons, I always enjoy seeing Rudy's (Antigua DP) food pictures and it has been raining buckets all day here. I thought food a bit more interesting than dreary gray skies and rain. Hope you agree!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Roadside memorial

I see this memorial everyday on my way to work. I don't know the story behind it but it's been there for at least two years and it has been updated quite often in that time. I know other places around the country have these roadside memorials but do people in other countries put up these roadside memorials?

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Boile Peanuts

I saw this at one of the roadside farm stands. I have not eaten boiled peanuts so I can't comment on the taste. I have heard that they are an acquired taste which leads me to believe I probably won't care for them. If you want more information about boiled peanuts I found a great site. Maybe someone out there has eaten them and can comment first hand.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Produce display

Another supermarket display but I thought this was colorful and a very nicely restored old truck.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Flaming tree

I thought the color on this tree was quite pretty. The green at the is actually from another tree right behind the colorful one.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Mum's the word

I am posting these flowers because they look cheerful and this week has been anything but. When I posted the red dawn picture on Monday, I didn't realize just how prophetic it would be. We have had rain, rain and more rain all week. The shortcut we take after school has been closed due to flooding since Monday afternoon.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Harvest Goodies

I just wanted to share a couple fall goodies. Apple butter and pumpkin butter. They are both delicious and the best ones are those purchased from local farm stands around Chattanooga. The best way to describe them would be to say they taste like apple and pumpkin pie without the crust. Yummy on toast or english muffins.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Sailors take warning...

Red sky at night sailor's delight, red sky in morning sailors take warning

I know this picture is blurred and not very good but I'm posting it because the sky this morning was so awesome. The color didn't last long enough for me to get out my tripod so I have to go with this picture.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Real Estate market

These boxes all have those free real estate magazines. I don't know about other parts of the country, but here in Chattanooga it's a buyers market. Inventory exceeds demand. Last year at this time they were building houses in our area they were being sold before completion. Right now, several new homes are for sale in my neighborhood and have been since spring. There is a brand new subdivision with a paved road underground utilities and cleared lots but no houses. I'm not sure what happened but it's stood empty like that for around 6 months.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Now that's a pumpkin!

Curly of CurlysPhotoshop commented on the size of my pumpkins (yes, I know how that sounds!) so I thought I'd show him what a really big pumpkin looks like. It was used as a display in the supermarket. I don't know if it was also for sale but they had some smaller pumpkins (about half that size) on sale for $25 US dollars.

For some gorgeous photos be sure to visit Curly's blog.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Coca cola and some trivia

More pictures from the supermarket grand opening. They had this refurbished Coca Cola delivery truck. Coke was not invented in Chattanooga but the first ever bottling plant for it was right here in this city. They still sell it in those 8 ounce glass bottles.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

How Now Brown Cow

This cow took center stage in the parking lot of a supermarket that was celebrating their grand opening today.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Fall at the farmer's market

The stands that sold fruits and vegetables all summer are now selling fall items such as pumpkins.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Can't upload photos

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Saturday, October 07, 2006

Pampas grass in bloom

The pampas grass is blooming now. I just love the huge stalks. To me, they're exotic because we didn't have anything like that in Massachusetts.

Friday, October 06, 2006

A sign and a story

The sign is the Shark Shack seafood restaurant sign. The story is that this restaurant opened for business a couple of years ago. I pass by there on my way to work each day. From the outside it's not very appealing but someone told me that the inside was nice and clean. Sometimes the places with the best local food are not very attractive. Has eanyone else ever noticed that?

Anyway, I would pass by this place at lunch time on my way home and within a very short time the parking lot (right in the front) would be overflowing with cars. I thought the food must be really good and even mentioned to my husband we should try it some time. A few months passed and the crowds seemed to grow. Then one night on the local news they had a story about a place that had been raided by the local police. Yes, it was the Shark Shack! It seems that not only was food on the menu but illegal gambling. The police confiscated all sorts of slot machines during their raid.

One of the ironic things is that the sign--which I kind of like--was delivered several days after the raid and the place was closed. They still put up the sign even though the place was closed. The sign is still there and the place has been closed longer than it was open.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Fishing poles and golf clubs

This is a familiar sight on my way to and/or from work. There's an old guy who sells fishing poles and golf clubs from the back of his pickup truck. He sits in his lawn chair and waits for customers. I don't know how much business he does but he's usually there several times a month. So, either he does enough business or he's an eternal optimist. I just think golf clubs and fishing poles are a strange combination.

Are there a lot of fishing golfers? Or golfing fishermen?

Monday, October 02, 2006

Disappearing Act

Sorry for my disappearance but this is why. My 18 year old son who is a freshman in college was rushed to the hospital Friday morning with a fractured skull. I dropped everything and rushed to Nashville (2 hours away) and just got back tonight. As you can see he is on the mend and I have a ton of things to catch up on. I hope to be back to regular posting soon as I get a decent nights sleep.