Friday, December 23, 2011

Parrot Jungle

Florida Parrots are free to fly in the beautiful "Parrot Jungle" near Miami, outstanding attraction of Florida.  The colorful birds there are extremely friendly and will pose for pictures not only on trees but also on the shoulders and heads of the many visitors.

Hyacinthine Macaws at Florida's Famous Parrot Jungle.  One of the many species of rare birds that inhabit this tropical Paradise south of Miami.

Florida Flamingos.  These exotic and otherwise very shy birds can be seen really close up and in natural settings in Florida's outstanding attraction, the "Parrot Jungle" near Miami, where this picture was taken.

The colorful flamingos are a symbol for Florida:  They were in great abundance when the Spaniards landed here in the 16th century.  Sitting in the swamps in big clusters, the discoverers mistook them for flower bushes and called the new land "Florida" Island of Flowers.  This picture shows a close-up of two beautiful Flamingos in the Parrot Jungle, near Miami, famous Florida attraction.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Parrot Jungle

Hyacinth Parrots in the Parrot Jungle, Miami, Florida.

Florida is rich in colorful Birdlife and due to the tropical climate they can be seen throughout the year, roaming freely the jungles and Gardens.  This scene shows Flamingos and Macaws at Miami's Parrot Jungle.

Florida's Exotic Flamingos as seen at the colorful Parrot Jungle in Miami, a natural jungle of unspoiled tropical beauty.

Friday, December 16, 2011


Ruins of ancient Cliff Dwellers, Mesa Verde Nat'l. Park

Last of the famous Narrow Gauge Trains, between Silverton and Ouray, Colo.

Trout Lakes in the San Juan Mountains

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Parrot Jungle

Macaws at Miami's famous Parrot Jungle have been trained to pose on visitors' arms and shoulders for souvenir photographs. "Bunny" and "Willy" can't quite figure out why the children are straining their faces so much. Maybe the birds haven't weighted themselves lately.

"Topsy" and "Pinky", Leadbeater's cockatoos, have been imported from Australia and now make their home at Miami's famous Parrot Jungle.  Their feathers are snowy white and soft as down.  Their beautiful crests are usually raised when the birds are excited or angry.

The Friendly Parrots in Florida's famous Parrot Jungle sit and pose on the shoulders and arms of visitors. They are free to fly in and out of Parrot Jungle.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Parrot Jungle

These beautiful Purple Capped Lories are native of New Guinea, but now make their home at Miami's famous Parrot Jungle.  Their beaks are soft and therefore diet on mostly fruit, vegetables, and flower nectar.

"Chow Time" at the Parrot Jungle
Five o'clock at Miami's famous Parrot Jungle means only one thing tot he birds - supper.  They enjoy an assortment of seeds and nuts, and a fruit salad consisting of bananas, apples, and grapes.  The Parrot Jungle is one of Florida's outstanding sightseeing attractions.

Beautiful Cockatoos fly about freely in Florida's famous Parrot Jungle near Miami.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Parrot Jungle

Over 100 beautiful flamingos parade on the banks of the Flamingo Lake at Miami's famous Parrot Jungle.  Photographers and visitors have an exceptional view of these delicate birds from a coral rock pavillion seen here in the background.

"Parrot Bowl"
At least once an hour the macaws and cockatoos congregate in the "Parrot Bowl" at Miami's famous Parrot Jungle.  The trainer is having "Butch", an Australian cockatoo, show off his crest and wings.

High in the sky over Miami's famous Parrot Jungle.  Over 100 of these beautiful macaws are free to fly as they wish during the day but are trained to come home to roost indoors at night.  All of them are named and each pair has its own cage with their names on it that they occupy every night.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Rapid City, South Dakota

Museum of Geology
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Rapid City, S. Dak.
In the wall, or cliff-forming part, of the Badlands are fossil species not found in the lower layers.  these are, to the left, the peculiar, horned Protoceras, and, to the right, the short-headed oreodont, Leptauchenia.

Museum of Geology
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Rapid City, S. Dak.
This distant relative of the horse and rhinoceros was the largest member of the Badlands fauna of 30 million years ago.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Fort Lauderdale & Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida

Beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, known as the "Venice of America."

Panoramic view of West Indies, God Coast, Esquire and Horizon Hotels and Motels at beautiful Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Lincoln Speech Memorial
Gettysburg, PA.
The act creating the Gettysburg National Park provided for a memorial in granite and bronze of Lincoln's address at the dedication of the Soldier's National Cemetery at Gettysburg, November 19th, 1863, and the Lincoln Speech Memorial, located in the National Cemetery, near the spot wehre the address was delivered, is the result.  It is a speech memorial and not intended as a Lincoln Memorial.

Seventeen acres of land were purchased by the eighteen states of the north soon after the battle of Gettysburg and presented to the National Government on condition that it be forever preserved and maintained as a national cemetery.  More than 3600 Union Soldiers, including 1600 unknown, are buried here.  The cemetery was dedicated by President Lincoln, November 19th, 1863, at which time he delivered his famous "Gettysburg Address".

The Meade Memorial
Gettysburg, PA.
As Commander of the Army of the Potomac, General meade was in charge of the Union Army at Gettysburg.  This memorial, erected by his home state of Pennsylvania, occupies the positon taken by his men who repulsed the great charge of Pickett and his Virginia troops.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Kissimmee, Florida

World's Most Unique Monument.  Built of 1500 stones.  Every State in the U.S.A, 45 governors and 21 foreign countries represented.  Base 22 ft. square.  Height 50 ft.  Weight 600,000 lbs.  2 years to build.  Sponsored and built by the Kissimmee-All-States Tourist Club, Inc., Kissimmee, Florida.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Not nearly as beautiful as the current Sunshine Skyway Bridge which opened in 1987.

Sunshine Skyway, spectacular bridge built at a cost of $22,000,000, is the fulfillment of a longtime dream of West Coast residents.  The last link of new U.S. 19, it increases communication between Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota counties and will furnish a vast scenic highway for tourists coming down the Gulf Coast Highway.

View shows part of the span and downgrade of the Sunshine Skyway, spectacular bridge, built at the cost of $22,000,000 linking Manatee County with the city of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Sunshine Skyway, spectacular 15 mile bridge, built at a cost of $22,000,000.  The last link of new U.S. 19, it increases communication between Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota counties.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Kadoka, South Dakota

One of the most unusual drives in the world is through the awesome Badlands of South Dakota.  This unique drive extends form just west of Kadoka, S.D. some forty miles to Wall, S.D.

Prairie Dogs - Ranch Store
Kadoka, S. Dak.
These curious little animals may be seen fee in their natural habitat at the Ranch Store.  They live in organized prairie dog towns, where they build their mounds, which are the entrances to their homes.  They eat grass and small plants.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Flamingo Groves Botanic Garden

Avocado - Growing in Flamingo Grovs Botanic Garden, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  this fruit is one of the semi-tropics.  the avocado, unlike most fruits, contains a large amount of vegetable oil and is commonly used as a salad.  It is also used in the manufacture of face creams.

Sausage Tree - Growing in Flamingo Groves Botanic Garden, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  In parts of Africa this tree is said to be held sacred;  the fruit, when cut and slightly roasted is said to be used as outward applications in certain skin diseases.  This drug is known to the trade as chysorobin.  the fruit which is from 18 to 24 inches long and from 8 to 12 inches around, hangs on stems from 3 to 6 feet long and resembles huge sausages.

Cluster Fig - Growing in Flamingo Groves Botanic Garden, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  this large tree originated in India.  The red fruits are edible and cluster on leafless scaly branches.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Major General Henry Warren Slocum Monument
Gettysburg, PA.
This statue of Major General Slocum is located on Steven's Knoll near Culps Hill.  Much of teh second days battle centered around the site of this memorial.

Pennsylvania State Memorial, Gettysburg, PA.
This imposing memorial erected by the State of Pennsylvania is one of the most beautiful on the field and is a fitting tribute to her 35,000 enlisted officers and men who participated in this great conflict.  All of these names are recorded on the bronze tablets placed around the parapet and on the inner walls of the arches.

General Meade's Headquarters
Gettysburg, PA.
From this little farmhouse, directly on the Battlefield, General George Gordon Meade and his Staff directed the Union activities for the fighting at Gettysburg.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The James Melton Autorama

The Civil War scene in the 3-D historic America the Beautiful mural room at the James Melton Autorama, located 8 miles south of Palm Beach on US 1.  the Cavalry charge is one of hundreds of brilliantly portrayed scenes the artist, Bernard Preston Thomas, has chosen to tell the story of the growth of our country.

One of Florida's many extinct attractions.

The Encirclement.  Surrounded by the Sioux Indians in the Dakotas, pioneer families make their stand for survival as they move Westward.  One of many Western scenes in the huge America the Beautiful mural room, James Melton Autorama, Hypoluxo, Florida, 8 miles south of Palm Beach on US 1.

The Lake Room.  This is a setting of indescribable beauty, featuring wax mannequins in dazzling costumes, dramatizing the romantic gay nineties' period among many of the world famous antique cars on exhibit at the colorful James Melton Autorama, Hypoluxo, Florida, 8 miles south of Palm Beach on U.S. 1.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Flamingo Groves Botanic Garden

Sausage Tree, growing in Flamingo Groves Botanic Garden, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Beautiful Poinsettia in full bloom at the Flamingo Orange Groves, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Citrus Harvest at Flamingo Orange Groves, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Hot Springs Pool at Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Lake studded Grand Mesa, world's largest flat topped mountain.

Maroon Peaks and Maroon Lake, often called Maroon Bells.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Rainbow Springs

Rainbow Falls at Florida's Rainbow Springs, a tropical wonderland 4 1/2 miles north of Dunnellon on Highway 41.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Cocoa and Cocoa Beach, Florida

Cocoa, Florida, "Trout Capitol of the World"

Beautiful Cocoa Beach, Florida