Monday, October 26, 2009


Art in Downtown Tampa, it looks pretty neat I think.
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Some nice grasses we saw when we were out riding around town.
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Sign proclaiming Lady Liberty.
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This is me in front of the Lady Liberty tree, named that because this tree was near in proximity to the Senator tree. It is pretty darn impressive by itself. The walkway (wooden decking) is very nice.
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Sunday, October 18, 2009

1923 hurricane


The hurricane was in 1925, it reduced the hieght of the tree from 165 feet tall to it's present 118 feet tall. The late 1800s this tree was a big tree and attracted visitors even though the land was mostly swamp. The WPA built a path to the tree. In 1927, Senator Overstreet donated the land around the Senator tree to Seminole County, in Florida.
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big tree


Fran and I were riding along in Sanford and we saw signs on the road directing us to the Senator. We decided to follow the signs, and we came to the park for big tree. This is the biggest cypress tree in Florida, possibly the US, maybe the world. I think it might be some 11 feet in diameter. I think the sign said that a hurricane caused the top of the tree to break off, but it's still impressive.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Welcome to the future

I listen to some country music. I like lyrics that have impact and provide food for thought.

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A man with a dream

Wake up Martin Luther

Welcome to the future

Glory glory hallelujah

Welcome to the future

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The song also talks about a football guy who had a cross burned in his front yard because he asked out the home coming queen. It also mentioned the pac man video game, and how it used to be that you would go down to the arcade, now it is on the cell phones. World War Two, fighting with the Japanese, and getting off a video chat this morning with a company in Tokyo.

The notion of the KKK using intimidation to try to influence behaviors seems relatively uiet, though I suppose there still are adherents to several flavors of Islam who still try to follow scriptures, and try to uphold instructions on war fighting as a life after which one should pattern future behavior.

There could be other belief systems.

Is the world headed toward more peace and love, or will there probably be an armed conflict killing scores of thousands of people, or various natural disasters which could make earth difficult to prosper on. (perhaps another Ice Age, or at least very cold temperatures.

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