Saturday, February 16, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Continental Custom Bridge Co.

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Clearwater, Florida: Continental Custom Bridge Co.
When you take the trail from Coachman Ridge Park over to the Long Center, you have to cross a small creek. But it is deeply set into the landscape, and the banks are wide apart at the top. So there is a bridge. It's the coolest little pedestrian bridge (I will have to show some other views some day). As I looked it over with the camera, I noticed this plate riveted on. Very permanent looking. The company is no longer called Continental Custom Bridge Co. It is now called CONTECH.
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Friday, February 15, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Pinellas County District School Bus

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Clearwater, Florida: Pinellas County District School Bus
As I saw this bus passing me, I thought, hey, there is a piece of Clearwater to snap for you all. So snap it I did. Now let me ask you something. Have you ever snapped a photograph of something, only to discover so much more in the picture than you thought you had captured? When I was reviewing this image, I noticed something I did NOT expect to see...

There is an air conditioning unit on top of the bus! Amazing! I have to admit, I am a little jealous. When I was in school, we did NOT have air conditioning on our school buses. Yeah, that would have been nice. I'm guessing it was the same for many of you. In fact, many of you probably didn't even get to ride on a bus to school.

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Chautauqua Lake Lily Pads

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Clearwater, Florida: Chautauqua Lake Lily Pads
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!

Now, I don't really know a thing, for sure, about Zen. But from the 'osmosisical' context I have been exposed to over the years, I get this... these lily pads have a very Zen quality about them. I think I would enjoy the opportunity to sit and stare at them for several hours. I am certain that the secrets of the universe, nay, the secrets of life itself, are contained in those beautiful green structures.
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If you would like to see more of this area, check out Dunedin Daily Photo, and Clearwater Beach Daily Photo. If you enjoy photography, check out my photography blog. Thanks for coming today, I hope you enjoyed your mini-vacation to Clearwater, Florida!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Beautiful, Scary, Like In The Movies, Clouds

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Clearwater, Florida: Beautiful, Scary, Like In The Movies, Clouds
These wonderful clouds showed up over Target one evening at dusk. "Amazing" I thought. As I captured this and several other images, I could not help but notice how powerful these clouds look. It's as though there were some very real energy in them. Looking at the images on my computer, I start noticing similarities to clouds in sci-fi movies where the immensely powerful Aliens arrive to colonize the planet, and the atmospheric disturbance caused by their descending ships caused strange and scary cloud formations. But they were just clouds. :)
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If you would like to see more of this area, check out Dunedin Daily Photo, and Clearwater Beach Daily Photo. If you enjoy photography, check out my photography blog. Thanks for coming today, I hope you enjoyed your mini-vacation to Clearwater, Florida!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Warm Blue Sky, Fluffy White Clouds

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Clearwater, Florida: Warm Blue Sky, White Fluffy Clouds Clearwater Mall
The forecast today is calling for gray skies and rain. So I thought I would post an 'opposing position'. If the rain and gray skies are getting to you, remember what it feels like when the sky looks like this. This kind of weather will be back soon. This picture was taken from the vast parking lot at Clearwater Mall, in the vicinity of Costco. You can see Michael's Crafts and a Bridal Shop to the left.
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If you would like to see more of this area, check out Dunedin Daily Photo, and Clearwater Beach Daily Photo. If you enjoy photography, check out my photography blog. Thanks for coming today, I hope you enjoyed your mini-vacation to Clearwater, Florida!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Citified Nature: Muscovy Ducks

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Clearwater, Florida: Nature: Muscovy Ducks
In many places around Clearwater, you have the opportunity to get up close with Muscovy Ducks. Lots of people here consider them a pest, as they have done quite well for themselves in the 'wild' of the city here. They are just about anywhere you might expect to see a duck. Personally, I don't find anything offensive about them, but then, I don't always see things right. :D

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If you would like to see more of this area, check out Dunedin Daily Photo, and Clearwater Beach Daily Photo. If you enjoy photography, check out my photography blog. Thanks for coming today, I hope you enjoyed your mini-vacation to Clearwater, Florida!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: This Tree Frog Has Eyes For You!

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Clearwater, Florida: This Tree Frog Has Eyes For You!
Clearwater is a pretty well developed place for the most part. So it can come as a surprise sometimes to find something like this hanging on your front door. Don't get me wrong, I am delighted to see such beautiful sights. It's a treat to see this tree frog on the door, just like I am happy to see the odd opossum or armadillo roaming the neighborhood. We also get rabbits and raccoons from time to time.

Since first spotting this wall hanging fly catcher, he (or she) has made a home in one the of the smaller potted plants in our patio out front. Always nice to find it is still around, like it thinks we are okay enough folks to live with. :)
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If you would like to see more of this area, check out Dunedin Daily Photo, and Clearwater Beach Daily Photo. If you enjoy photography, check out my photography blog. Thanks for coming today, I hope you enjoyed your mini-vacation to Clearwater, Florida!
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