Saturday, November 24, 2007

Clearwater Christmas Under The Oaks

As mentioned in an earlier post, Christmas Under The Oaks is an annual arts and crafts festival held each fall in Clearwater, FL. Lots of neat stuff, just in time for Christmas gift giving. I have been for several years in a row, but in all the hustle and bustle of life lately, I missed it this year. So I am posting a picture from a previous show, because I really want to share it with you. If you would like to check out their website, click here.

The show was held in Coachman park again this year, as it has been for some time now. It is a beautiful location, right on the water in downtown Clearwater.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Clearwater Florida Downtown Waterfront

A closer view of the downtown Clearwater area. Just after sunset, in the gloaming, with some color in the sky still, and some light veils of rain coming down in the distance. The park in the center of the picture, right near the water, is Coachman Park. This is a beautiful park where the Jazz Festival is held, and Christmas Under The Oaks, among other events. Click the colored text for more information on these places or events.

This picture was taken with my Nikon D80, from the top of the Clearwater Memorial Causeway Bridge. There is a neat aerial photo of this bridge, as well as some pre-construction information on the City of Clearwater website, click here. This location is also very nice even when nothing is giong on, as you can sit or lie on the grass covered slope and watch boats go by. The water in the picture is Clearwater Harbor, part of the intracoastal waterway. The large building at the top of the bluff, with the blue roof is the Clearwater Public Library.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Giving Thanks

Oh how I pondered and dithered and pondered some more. How best to represent the many, many things I am thankful for. Other holidays are more easily settled... a Christmas tree, an Easter egg, a Valentine heart, etc. But a turkey on Thanksgiving... it just doesn't say enough. So you look at the two in the picture and ask "What is he thankful for?"

It's not hard to guess, since I am showing the grand-twins, that I am thankful for family. But also for all the wonderful things in our lives that we are able to enjoy. Like fresh air, and clear skies. Clearwater, Florida. A nice warm place to sleep every night. People who love us. The freedom to walk around my neighborhood in the evening, enjoying the moonlight and fresh air. Healthy babies (above). Fuzzy little ducklings. Sizzling sunsets. Fall colored leaves. A quiet place to sit. Food on the table each day. People in the world who care about other people, like Ham supporting Cancer Care, and Free Rice, and Free Hugs. Not to mention people that care about animals.

In addition, I am thankful for gorgeous white birds in county parks where I can see them in person, instead of in a book or museum. For trails and bikes and feet for walking. I'm thankful for the Daily Photo blog that I found that inspired me to start this one. And for the Romanian who teaches us about Brasov. For the incredible photography of OML. For a Boston blogger. I give thanks for ALL the bloggers out there doing City Daily Photo blogs, and who welcomed me into this incredible community. Not to mention all the OTHER photo blogs like this one, and that one, and this other one, and that other one, and any others I forgot at the moment.

I am thankful for the health of loved ones. Forgiveness. Patience. Wisdom. Acceptance. Tolerance. Peace, when it can be had. And I am thankful for YOU, a visitor to my Clearwater Daily Photo blog, because YOU make it all worth while. Thanks for coming today. I wish you and your family the very best Thanksgiving, and a life full of things to be thankful for.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Clearwater Florida - Sunset Storms

Clearwater Florida - Sunset StormsThis is looking East back over the Clearwater Memorial Causeway bridge. Very cool weather shot, taken late summer this year. Just across the water, to the left of the orange glow, is the park where they held the Jazz Festival.

This is the new bridge that replaced an old drawbridge. It really is a pretty bridge. Even more so when lit up at night like this. You will probably see more on this topic in the future.

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