Friday, January 4, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: What We Drive, Some Of Us?

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Clearwater, Florida: What We Drive: Maserati at Lowe's
This is NOT you father's Buick! You never can tell what you will find when you head over to Lowe's for some hardware or lumber. I was not on photo safari, so I only had my pocket-just-in-case-camera with me. No problem. I saw this beautiful Maserati and knew I had to snap it for my Clearwater Daily Photo visitors! The model is called Quattroporte. Click here to check out their website.

As to the "What We Drive" theme... well, how about "What SOME Of Us Drive"? :D The 2008 Maserati Quattroporte is priced from US$ 119,000. Is it too late to add something to my Christmas list? Yes, next year perhaps... no not really. I will admire these from the curb.
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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Chautauqua Lake Park Sunset

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Clearwater, Florida: Chautauqua Lake Park Sunset
There is this totally awesome TINY little park here in Clearwater, called Lake Chautauqua Park. It's the kind of place you just have to find, or be told about. It's off the main roads, and doesn't have the kind of amenities that draw big crowds. What it does have is a small lake (although quite a bit larger than Lake Paloma, in Dunedin), some nice paths in the woods, a jogging trail, a nice boardwalk/dock, and enough woods to support a little wildlife here in the middle of Clearwater. It's a great place for a quiet walk, maybe some bird watching... you get the idea.

I recently found myself with a little bit of time just before sunset, and decided to try to capture the sunset from the boardwalk there. Today's post is one of the results of that Sunset Photography. I am looking forward to getting back there during the day so I can show more of it. (Which reminds me of another park that I want to show you... Moccasin Lake Park, but that's for later.)

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Ice Skating at Westfield ShoppingTown Countryside Mall

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Clearwater, Florida: Ice Skating at Westfield ShoppingTown Countryside Mall
Okay, it is finally getting cold enough to post a picture as crazy as this: ice skating in a shopping mall. Only in Florida! Of course, I am certain there are other such places, but I never saw one before I first saw this one years ago. Yesterday I had the air conditioning on (A/C), tonight the heat will be on as the temperature dips down to around 43F, and 31F tomorrow night. That's cold for Florida. And most houses here, of any age, are not built to stay warm in cold weather, without turning on the heat.

I have to admit, when I am at the mall, I always enjoy stopping on the second level to watch. Sometimes it is a class, and you can watch the tiniest little children scoot around the rink, shaky but determined. Other times, it seems to be open skate, and sometimes a birthday party, with lots of boys and girls about the same age. But it is always fun to see them enjoying themselves, overcoming their fears, and working hard to conquer this new challenge.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Clearwater, Florida: Theme Day: Best Photo of 2007

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  Clearwater, Florida Theme Day Best Photo of 2007 Shuffleboard Fun!
Having started this Clearwater Daily Photo blog just before Thanksgiving, I find I have just 41 posts from which to choose what I consider my best photo from 2007. Yes, I could interpret the theme many different ways... but I tend to be a purist. Or something like that. The end result is that I want to choose one of the photos that I have posted so far, that I feel best represents Clearwater.

While I must admit that I feel this one misses the mark in some ways, I feel it is the most appropriate, in the big scheme of things. Clearwater, Florida is about living a life of Fun in the Sun. Yes, there is work to be done. Yes, there of lots of different ways to have fun in the sun... But this one photo also pays homage to the classic history and image of Florida, The Sunshine State. Where better to gather with friends and enjoy a game of Shuffleboard? Nowhere. :D

May 2008 be a year of love and joy and prosperity for you and all your loved ones!

There are over ONE HUNDRED blogs participating in this month's Theme Day: Best Photo of 2007! Please don't hesitate to check out this armchair tour of the world! (Clicking on the links will open the website in a new window.)
Paris, France - London, England - Hyde, UK - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Grenoble, France - Stockholm, Sweden - Riga, Latvia - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Manila, Philippines - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Weston (FL), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - New Orleans (LA), USA - Wichita (KS), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - San Francisco (CA), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Greenville (SC), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Mainz, Germany - Melbourne, Australia - Portland (OR), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Toulouse, France - Naples (FL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Brussels, Belgium - Stayton (OR), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Toruń, Poland - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - Budapest, Hungary - Baziège, France - Nashville (TN), USA - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Chicago (IL), USA - Prescott (AZ), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Nottingham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Evry, France - Trujillo, Peru - Arlington (VA), USA - Denpasar, Indonesia - American Fork (UT), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Coral Gables (FL), USA - Montpellier, France - Joplin (MO), USA - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Boston (MA), USA - Torun, Poland - New York City (NY), USA - Dunedin (FL), USA - Clearwater (FL), USA - Clearwater Beach (FL), USA - Quincy (MA), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Chateaubriant, France - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Jackson (MS), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Budapest, Hungary - Austin (TX), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Cypress (TX), USA - Bicheno, Australia - Wrocław, Poland - Brookville (OH), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - Cheltenham, UK - Wellington, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - London, UK - Haninge, Sweden - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Arradon, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Orlando (FL), USA - Mumbai, India - Terrell (TX), USA - Bogor, Indonesia - Delta (CO), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Saigon, Vietnam - San Diego (CA), USA - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Belgrade, Serbia - Auckland, New Zealand - Seguin (TX), USA - Inverness (IL), USA - Oslo, Norway - Singapore, Singapore - Las Vegas (NV), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - Torino, Italy - Susanville (CA), USA - San Diego (CA), USA

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Monday, December 31, 2007

Clearwater, Florida: Countryside Mall: Santa Has Left The Building

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Clearwater, Florida: Countryside Mall: Santa Has Left The Building

I guess there is nothing that says Christmas is over like the sight of Santa's empty sleigh. But there is nothing to stop us still making wishes, eh?

I wish you all a wonderful New Year's Eve celebration! And I hope that the New Year, 2008, is full of Joy and Prosperity for you and your loved ones.

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Clearwater, Florida: Gulf To Bay Boulevard: Slow Cars, Fast Food

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Clearwater, Florida: Gulf To Bay Boulevard Slow Cars, Fast Food
A typical scene on Gulf To Bay Boulevard in Clearwater. Three lanes going both directions are not always enough to handle all of us, scurrying here and there. This main drag is home to Clearwater High School, just ahead on the right, as well as numerous shops of all sorts. Gas stations, shops for clothing, furniture, auto parts, food, cars, and much more line the sides of the road.

Within a short walk from this view, you can find no less than ten places to eat. Starting to my left, just out of the picture: Clearwater Bagel, McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King, Planet Smoothie, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Checkers Burgers, Arby's, Einstein Brothers Bagels, and Dairy Queen. There are at least three restaurants in addition, the names of which I cannot remember at the moment. I imagine all those fast food places come in pretty handy if you are a teenager attending Clearwater High School!

I am finishing up the series on the Lake Paloma wildlife project today, with Turtle Island photography. Check out Dunedin Daily Photo. And take a look at Clearwater Beach Daily Photo for a beautiful sailboat. If you enjoy photography for the sake of photography, check out my photo blog (can you say TAKE OFF!). Thanks for coming today! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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