Friday, May 25, 2007

Oodles Of Doodles CCXXXVII

I've got a great doodle for you tonight from Floyd Cramer-Hello Blues (RCA Victor LSP-2151, 1960). Check it out! Some cats are really diggin' the sounds comin' from that jukebox. I'm going to assume that it's just a coincidence that he appears do be doing the moonwalk more than 20 years before Michael invented it. Oh, don't miss the signature on this one, Mozelle Thompson. That name has popped up here more than once. An added bonus is the ID tag from the front, Swinging Blues For Boppers. Righteous!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Full Speed Into May

This week's calendar picture is a shot from one of the pace laps immediately preceding last year's Daytona 500. You can see the weather was pretty poor, but I still got a few decent shots. You can't tell from the picture, but that Corvette leading the actual race cars is being driven by Jay Leno. No lie!


Here's another slightly rare bird I spotted this weekend. This is a limpkin, for those of you that might not recognize him. I think I've only spotted these guys three or four times. They're difficult to spot, due to the coloration of their feathers. This was certainly the largest one I'd ever seen, and I watched him for quite a while.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Pretty Bird, Pretty Bird

I thought you might like to see the bird I spotted Saturday. He was up in Lakeland at Lake Hollingsworth. I know that probably doesn't mean anything to most of you, but some of you will appreciate it. What is it? Well, I thought it was an ordinary moorhen, but once it got closer, I was rather shocked by the coloration. This is a purple gallinule. They have to be in just the right light to get all that color, though. In the shade, they're just plain old ordinary black, although they do still have stat light purple spot on their heads. There were plenty of these at the lake, although I don't know how common they are in other areas. This one was looking for a handout, which he would carry back to 4 babies he (or she) was taking care of. Not the most ecologically sound method of child rearing, but it seemed to be working.