Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"The Body"
This post today is about the human body and a unique education experience for the Scholars at Vineville Academy here in Macon, Georgia.  It was my good fortune to be one of several volunteers that helped educate the Scholars at Vineville Academy today.  The Scholars in the Fifth Grade were the participants today.  It is my understanding that the lower grades were involved yesterday, January 27th.

When I arrived I observed this truck which delivered the program materials two days ago so that the education maze could be constructed.  Today was the last day for the education of the Scholars so the Staff of "The Body" was ready to pack up the material after the Fifth Grade Scholars had traveled through the human body.  At each station there was a volunteer that read a script, demonstrated the required materials and questioned the Scholars before they moved on to the next body part.

I was impressed with the attitude and the discipline of the Scholars. There were five to seven Scholars in each group.  It took over an hour and half for all of the fifth grade Scholars to travel through The Body.

Clicking on this picture allows you to see who the program sponsors are for "The Body."

This is the entire front set-up of The Body in the Auditorium at Vineville.

The first station was a segment about "The Eyes."

Then  "The Teeth."


"Small Intestine"





This is the exit display which allowed each of the Scholars to quickly review "The Body" parts and organs that they had just visited.

As I indicated above, the Scholars received the information and were very interested in program.  It was also a fun adventure for me.  I was the Small Intestine and one of the display material I presented to each group was a rope that was twenty feet long which represented the actual length of that organ in every human body.  The script stated that this organ was contained in the lower body between the hips.  From what I was able to observe from the looks on the Scholars' faces I got the impression that they were amazed on the actual length of this organ.

I would suggest that this was and is an excellent method of teaching Scholars about "The Body."
610 New Street
Macon, Georgia
Today I took the opportunity to visit this new business.  I did learn of it by reading Ed Grisamore's column in The Telegraph.  I met the owner, Aaron and asked his permission to promote his new business with no intent or desire of financial gain for me.  I simply desire to assist in promoting a Macon Business.

This business on New Street, just North of the Emergency Room of the Medical Center of Central Georgia is in a charming structure.

Aaron informed me of the hours of operation which are as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. 

 Thursday from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.  

He was quick to inform me that he is involved in His Church on Sunday so do not expect him to be open on that day of Worship.

He makes bow ties from materials in stock, or you can bring your own.  The price of a bow tie depends on the style and fabric you choose.  So, what you get is really a custom made bow tie.  

His Mom also has an attractive line of pre-made quilted bags available for anyone to also purchase.  The ones I saw featured a Bow Tie as part of the bag's decoration.

So, no matter your gender, Aaron has merchandise available for you to acquire.  I was impressed with the friendliness and attitude of this young man.

I would suggest that you personally check out this new business and remember that this is also an opportunity to support a local Macon venture.  It is next door to Roly Poly and there is plenty of parking just South of this establishment.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Gallery West
447 Third Street
Macon, Georgia
This Gallery has recently opened and it includes many of Kirk West's Black and White Framed Photographs from his time as the Photographer for the Allman Brothers.

For additional information about this Gallery, please visit:

Thank You!!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Macon-Bibb Challenge
Once again the Flower Child is publishing a Challenge for everyone who reads this Blog to answer.  If you can post the Street and House Number before anyone else you will be in receipt of a Free Lunch provided by the Flower Child.

The deadline for any answer is 5:00 P.M., Sunday, February 1, 2015.  Please leave your answer in the comments portion of this Blog or if you receive it by My Facebook page send me a private message.

This is know as the Macon-Bibb Challenge because this door is within the confines of Macon-Bibb.  You do not have to be resident of Macon-Bibb to answer this challenge.  It is also suggested that you do not have a criminal record, but that can be waived.

This is the first Challenge of

Monday, January 19, 2015

Clouds at Sunset in 
Middle Georgia

I am a member of the Photographic Society of America.  As a member I participate in a Digital Study Group.  The theme for the current participation round is clouds.  I was able to capture this series of images last Saturday evening, January 17, 2015.

I submitted the image that has the notation below it.  Of course I appreciate all the other images, but I appreciated the one I submitted the best.

This is the image I entered in the current round
of the Digital Image Study Group that I participate in.
I am a member of the Photographic Society of
America and there are Study Groups where
one can sign up and receive feedback from
fellow members.  Each Study Group normally has
about six or seven members.  

The images were taken between the hours of 5:13 P.M. through 6:05 P.M.  The images I liked the best was taken at 5:40 P.M.

Old City Flower Festival
Macon, Georgia
Fourth Annual Celebration
Christian Unity
The first Festival was displayed at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Macon.  This year, the fourth year, the event was celebrated at Vineville Methodist Church at 2045 Vineville Avenue, Macon.

The last two days of the Festival are Monday, January 19th and Tuesday, January 20th.  The hours are from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on both Monday and Tuesday.

It is my understanding that the 2015 Festival will be celebrated at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Macon.

Please note that I did not caption each individual arrangement.  Also please note that I took several pictures of some of the arrangements.  Enjoy the photographs, however to really appreciate the beauty I would suggest that you visit the Festival.