Sunday, February 21, 2016

Head Out On The Highway to the Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse

A “MY QUALITY TIME” & Our World Tuesday Post

DSC_0012 Walk inside the white picket fence and step back in time. The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Florida and the second tallest masonry lighthouse in the country second only to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Visitors can climb 203 steps to the top of the 175 foot tower and enjoy magnificent views of the World's Most Famous Beach, Ponce Inlet, and surrounding inland waterways from the lighthouse gallery deck.  READ MORE  or take a Virtual tour
DSC_0106 High-quality glass Fresnel lenses were used in lighthouses, where they were considered state of the art in the late 19th and through the middle of the 20th centuries; most are now retired from service.  Lighthouse Fresnel lens systems typically include extra annular prismatic elements, arrayed in faceted domes above and below the central planar Fresnel, in order to catch all light emitted from the light source.  READ MORE
DSC_0130 Linda says, “ Thanks for stopping by “My Quality Time” Joe Todd and I hope you enjoyed visiting Ponce De Leon Lighthose….. We sure did”
How do lighthouse keepers communicate? Answer Shine language. What instrument did lighthouse keepers play? Answer: The fog horn. What did the ocean say to the lighthouse? Answer: Nothing; it just waved. Why did the man build his house out of balsa wood? Answer: He wanted to live in a lighthouse. What type of house weighs the least? Answer: A lighthouse.
Head Out On The Highway to the Ponce De Leon  Inlet Lighthouse

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Amish Boy & The Blonde

DSC_0041 A fifteen year old Amish boy and his father were in a mall.  They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and then slide back together again.


The boy  asked, 'What is this Father?'

The father (never having seen an elevator) responded, 'Son, I have never seen anything like this in my life, I don't know what it  is.'

AMISH2 While the boy and his father were watching with amazement, a fat old lady in a wheelchair moved up to the moving walls and pressed a  button. The walls opened, and the lady rolled between them into a small room. The walls closed and the boy and his father watched the small numbers above the walls light up sequentially.


They continued to watch until it reached the last number… and then the numbers began to light in the reverse order.

Finally the walls opened up again and a gorgeous 24-year-old blond stepped out.


The father, not taking his eyes off the young woman, said quietly to his son.....

'Go get your Mother'……………………..

AMISHBUGGY  Have a great day……………..MQTlogoa

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Came In An Email


Find your birthday and then find your tree. This is really cool and somewhat accurate. Then SHARE.

Find your
tree below and see what you are like...

Jan 01 to Jan 11 - Fir Tree
Jan 12 to Jan 24 - Elm Tree
Jan 25 to Feb 03 - Cypress Tree
Feb 04 to Feb 08 - Poplar Tree
Feb 09 to Feb 18 - Cedar Tree
Feb 19 to Feb 28 - Pine Tree
Mar 01 to Mar 10 - Weeping Willow Tree
Mar 11 to Mar 20 - Lime Tree
Mar 21 (only) - Oak Tree
Mar 22 to Mar 31 - Hazelnut Tree
Apr 01 to Apr 10 - Rowan Tree
Apr 11 to Apr 20 - Maple Tree
Apr 21 to Apr 30 - Walnut Tree
May 01 to May 14 - Poplar Tree
May 15 to May 24 - Chestnut Tree
May 25 to Jun 03 - Ash Tree
Jun 04 to Jun 13 - Hornbeam Tree
Jun 14 to Jun 23 - Fig Tree
Jun 24 (only) - Birch Tree
Jun 25 to Jul 04 - Apple Tree
Jul 05 to Jul 14 - Fir Tree
Jul 15 to Jul 25 - Elm Tree
Jul 26 to Aug 04 - Cypress Tree
Aug 05 to Aug 13 - Poplar Tree
Aug 14 to Aug 23 - Cedar Tree
Aug 24 to Sep 02 - Pine Tree
Sep 03 to Sep 12 - Weeping Willow Tree
Sep 13 to Sep 22 - Lime Tree
Sep 23 (only) - Olive Tree
Sep 24 to Oct 03 - Hazelnut Tree
Oct 04 to Oct 13 - Rowan Tree
Oct 14 to Oct 23 - Maple Tree
Oct 24 to Nov 11 - Walnut Tree
Nov 12 to Nov 21 - Chestnut Tree
Nov 22 to Dec 01 - Ash Tree
Dec 02 to Dec 11 - Hornbeam Tree
Dec 12 to Dec 21 - Fig Tree
Dec 22 (only) - Beech Tree
Dec 23 to Jan 01 - Apple Tree

TREES (in alphabetical order)
 Apple Tree (Love) -- quiet and shy at times, lots of charm, appeal, and attraction, pleasant attitude, flirtatious smile, adventurous, sensitive, loyal in love, wants to love and be loved, faithful and tender partner, very generous, many talents, loves children, needs  affectionate partner.
 Ash Tree (Ambition)
-- extremely attractive, vivacious, impulsive,  demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, talented, likes to play with fate, can be very egotistic, reliable,  restless lover, sometimes money rules over the heart, demands  attention, needs love and much emotional support.
Beech Tree (Creative) -- has good taste, concerned about its looks,  materialistic, good organization of life and career, economical, good leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable, splendid  lifetime companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports, etc.).
Birch Tree (Inspiration) -- vivacious, attractive, elegant, friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess, abhors the  vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very passionate, full of imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and content atmosphere.
Cedar Tree (Confidence) -- of rare strength, knows how to adapt, likes unexpected presents, of good health, not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, a great speaker, determined, often impatient, likes to impress others, has many  talents, industrious, healthy optimism, waits for the one true love,  able to make quick decisions.
Chestnut Tree (Honesty) -- of unusual stature, impressive, well- developed sense of justice, fun to be around, a planner, born  diplomat, can be irritated easily, sensitive of others feelings, hard worker, sometimes acts superior, feels not understood at times,fiercely family oriented, very loyal in love, physically fit.
 Cypress Tree (Faithfulness) -- strong, muscular, daptable, takes what life has to give but doesn't necessarily like it, strives to be content, optimistic, wants to be financially independent, wants love and affection, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered at times, can be unruly and careless, loves to gain knowledge, needs to be needed.
 Elm Tree (Noble-mindedness) -- pleasant shape, tasteful clothes,  modest demands, tends not to forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes to lead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, likes making  decisions for others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humor, practical.
Tree (Sensibility) -- very strong minded, a bit self-willed, honest, loyal, independent, hates contradiction or arguments, hard  worker when wants to be, loves life and friends, enjoys children and animals, sexually oriented, great sense of humor, has artistic  talent and great intelligence.
Fir tree (Mysterious) -- extraordinary taste, handles stress well, loves anything beautiful, stubborn, tends to care for those close to them, hard to trust others, yet a social butterfly, likes idleness and laziness after long demanding hours at work, rather modest, talented, unselfish, many friends, very reliable.
Hazelnut Tree (Extraordinary) -- charming, sense of humor, very  demanding but can also be very understanding, knows how to make a lasting impression, active fighter for social causes and politics,  popular, quite moody, sexually oriented, honest, a perfectionist, has a precise sense of judgment and expects complete fairness.
Hornbeam Tree (Good Taste) -- of cool beauty, cares for its looks  and condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life as comfortable as possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life, looks for kindness and acknowledgment in an emotional partner,  dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with its feelings, mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions, very conscientious.
 Lime Tree (Doubt) - intelligent, hard working, accepts what life  dishes out, but not before trying to change bad circumstances into  good ones, hates fighting and stress, enjoys getaway vacations, may appear tough, but is actually soft and relenting, always willing to  make sacrifices for family and friends, has many talents but not  always enough time to  use them, great leadership qualities, is jealous at times but extremely loyal.
Maple Tree (Independence of Mind) -- no ordinary person, full of imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has  many complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants to impress.
 Oak Tree (Brave) -- robust nature, courageous, strong, unrelenting,independent, sensible, does not like change, keeps its feet on the ground, person of action.

 Olive Tree (Wisdom) -- loves sun, warmth and kind feelings, easonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant, cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive,
empathetic, free of jealousy, loves to read and the company of sophisticated people.
 Pine Tree (Peacemaker) -- loves agreeable company, craves peace and harmony, loves to help others, active imagination, likes to write  poetry, not fashion conscious, great compassion, friendly to all, falls strongly in love but will leave if betrayed or lied to, emotionally soft, low self esteem, needs affection and reassurance.
Poplar Tree (Uncertainty) -- looks very decorative, talented, not very self-confident, extremely courageous if necessary, needs  goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great animosity, great artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean  toward philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.
Rowan Tree (Sensitivity) -- full of charm, cheerful, gifted without egoism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest, and  even complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste,  artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.
Walnut Tree (Passion) -- unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected  reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired,  ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromise.
 Weeping Willow (Melancholy) - likes to be stress free, loves family  life, full of hopes and dreams, attractive, very empathetic, loves  anything beautiful, musically inclined, loves to travel to exotic  places, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not  easy to live with when pressured, sometimes demanding, good  intuition, suffers in love until they find that one loyal, steadfast partner; loves to make others laugh. NOW

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Monday, February 08, 2016

Turtle Mound Walkabout at Canaveral National Seashore.

MQTlogoa Welcome To My Quality time. Today I'll share with you a quick walkabout of "Turtle Mound" prehistoric shell midden at Canaveral National Seashore.
Turtle Mound is a prehistoric archaeological site located 9 miles (14 km) south of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, on State Road A1A. On September 29, 1970, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is the largest shell midden on the mainland United States, with an approximate height of 50 feet (15 m). The mound extends for over 600 feet (180 m) along the Indian River shoreline and contains over 35,000 cubic yards (27,000 m3) of shells. Turtle Mound was estimated to be 75 feet (23 m) high before it was reduced by shellrock mining in the 19th and 20th centuries. Read More
“The earliest evidence of man at Canaveral is found in the numerous mounds and middens within it’s boundaries.”
By the time the Europeans arrived in this area distinct Indian groups were distributed throughout Florida. Living in the vicinity of Turtle Mound were the Timucuan people.
DSC_0018 Linda made it to the observation deck at the top of  Turtle Mound.
View looking north with New Smyrna Beach in the distance.
Looking east with the Atlantic ocean in the distance.
Looking west at Mosquito Lagoon and shipyard Island in the distance. Back country camping is available.
DSC_0022 I hope they got their permits before heading to their campsite.
A good spot for a picnic and/or shore fishing.
DSC_0047 The Gopher tortoises
are long-lived reptiles that occupy upland habitat throughout Florida including forests, pastures, and yards. ( What is the difference between a tortoises and a turtle??? ) Next stop::
And::: the beach….
coolperson1 Thanks for stopping by My Quality Time.  You might wan to check out Our World Tuesday