Saturday, April 5, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: It's 11PM, Do You Know Where YOUR Dishwasher Is?

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Clearwater, Florida: It's 11PM, Do You Know Where YOUR Dishwasher Is?
It's 11pm, late at night... do you know where YOUR dishwasher is? This trio of pot scrubbers was spotted out behind the Lowe's in Clearwater. No, it's not a pretty scene, as the two on the outside are obviously exerting some sort of peer pressure on the middle one.

I'm pretty sure I heard the one on the right, the sinister looking one, say something like "C'mon, I bet you five bucks you can't get that whole shopping cart clean in one load!" Then the one on the left said "Yeah, Jimmy, you're too CHICKEN!"

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Friday, April 4, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Feeling Receptive Behind Lowe's

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Clearwater, Florida: Feeling Receptive Behind Lowe's
Either you've got it, or you don't! If your watch shows a time between 4pm and 7am, YOU DON'T GOT IT! :D I saw this sign by this door behind Lowe's in Clearwater. It made me think about how complex life can be, when viewed through the screen of time constraints that we assume, or suffer.

What WOULD life be like without all that? I don't know, it might be a little scary, but I am willing to give it a shot.
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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Scrap? Metal In Yard

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Clearwater, Florida: Scrap? Metal In Yard
I was heading over to Lowe's, camera at the ready, when I saw this fenced in yard full of metal. Oy! Having learned a bit about welding in a Creative Welding course, I longed to take all that metal home and make something wild with it.

Oh well, perhaps another day. :D
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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

**NEWS UPDATE**: Willa Carson Health Resource Center: Donation Challenge Underway!

Okay, it's been over a week since I first posted this story about the free clinic in Clearwater that needs your help. Perhaps you have been waiting for someone else to go first... perhaps you have been wishing for more proof of legitimacy... well here you go.

"Last week, the Garrett Staples Osteosarcoma Research Fund presented the center with a check for $10,000 and issued a challenge to the residents of Tampa Bay. For every dollar donated to the center through April 18, the Garret Staples Foundation will match the amount."

That's right out of the St. Petersburg Times, as of today! Click here to read it for yourself. This would be a real good time to step up and do something for each other! Please, let people know about this. Even if they don't have $10,000, they can make a difference. Even just $10 will make a difference. Click here to read the text of the original story.

They are running out of money, and they need help.

Click here to visit the Center's website (it is not complete yet, but there is good information about them). They are a legally registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation according to the website.

Everyone's financial story is different, so I leave it up to you to decide how to help, if you are so inclined. But consider this... to some of you out there, $100 would be no big deal at all. To others, $1,000 would never be missed, and so on. If you are like me, you might not even have $10 to help with right now.

We all help in ways that we can. I can write about it here, and try to get the word out to more people who might be able to help. You might know someone who can spare $20, or $20,000. Ask them. Tell them. Please. Ask you employers, if appropriate. I am going to ask mine.

If you or someone you know can mail a check, make it payable to: Willa Carson Health Resource Center, and mail it to: 1108 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater, FL, 33755. Thanks for reading all this.


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Clearwater, Florida: Old Home, Old Tree, Giant Tree

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Clearwater, Florida: Old Home, Old Tree, Giant Oak Tree
This is not a very artistic photograph, nor a technically excellent image... but if you like trees, and I happen to like them very much, you may enjoy seeing how big this tree is. Also, if you look closely at the house, especially the row of windows to the right of the tree, you can see that the tree roots seem to have shifted the house somewhat.

If you look at the bottom of the windows, you can see that it looks like they have been trimmed at an angle so they will still function as the tree has lifted that corner of the room. WOW! I LOVE trees! Really. And this one is a real beauty.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Theme Day: WATER: Clearwater Waterfront Night Reflections

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Clearwater, Florida: Theme Day: WATER: Clearwater Waterfront Night Reflections
Water, when you really think about it, is one of the most magical substances known to man. Unfortunately, we are used to having so much at our disposal that we take if for granted. Consider if you will, when clean and pure, it is virtually invisible. It is soft enough to run over your body and clean you gently, and yet, if you hit it at 40 miles per hour, you will probably break something!

If you cool it enough, it gets as hard as a rock. If you heat it enough, it turns into air and disappears. But if you cool that air again, it reappears! Tell me what's NOT magic about water! Also, under the right conditions, it reflects light like a mirror. Like in this picture of reflections taken during an evening of night photography from the Clearwater Memorial Causeway Bridge.

There are almost 200 Daily Photo bloggers participating in today's Theme Day: WATER. I encourage you to wander through this list and check out 'WATER' around the world.

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Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Lake Forest Park (WA), USA by Azure, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Las Vegas (NV), USA by Mo, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lisbon, Portugal by Maria João, Lodz, Poland by ritalounge, London, UK by Mo, London, UK by Ham, Mainz, Germany by JB, Maple Ridge, Canada by Susan, Marseille, France by Alex, Mazatlan, Mexico by Kate, Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo, Melbourne, Australia by John, Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico City, Mexico by Poly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Minsk, Belarus by Olga, Monrovia (CA), USA by Keith, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Montego Bay, Jamaica by Ann, Monterrey, Mexico by rafa, Moscow, Russia by Irina, Mumbai, India by MumbaiiteAnu, Mumbai, India by Kunalbhatia, Mumbai, India by Magiceye, Nancy, France by yoshi, Naples (FL), USA by Isabella, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Orleans (LA), 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Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Salem (OR), USA by jill, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by Eric, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by atc, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seguin (TX), USA by Thien, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sequim (WA), USA by Eponabri, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Shanghai, China by Jing, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, St Francis, South Africa by Sam, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Stouffville, Canada by Ken, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Suffolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Sydney, Australia by Nathalie, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Tacloban City, Philippines by agnesdv, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Toruń, Poland by Torun Observer, Toulouse, France by Julia, Turin, Italy by Livio, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Victoria, Canada by Benjamin Madison, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Virginia Beach (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Washington (DC), USA by Rachel, Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Williamsburg (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Willits (CA), USA by Elaine, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn,
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Monday, March 31, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Seminole Boat Ramp: Launch Here

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Clearwater, Florida: Seminole Boat Ramp: Launch Here
If you are looking for a convenient place to launch your boat in Clearwater, and get into Clearwater Harbor, the Intracoastal Waterway, or on out to the Gulf Of Mexico, this may be the place for you!

It's called the Seminole Boat Ramp. No, I don't know why a boat ramp in Clearwater is named Seminole. After all, Seminole is a city south of here, in Seminole! :D
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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Is This What Muggle Quidditch Looks Like?

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Clearwater, Florida: Is This What Muggle Quidditch Looks Like?
Is this a park in Clearwater, Florida, or a playing field at Hogwarts? Of course, this is Clearwater... but it did make me wonder if this is what Quidditch looks like when muggles play. No Nimbus 2000 out there, and no Blodgers or Snitch, just a weekend lacrosse game. But if you blur your eyes a bit...

When I Googled Quidditch to check the spelling, I discovered that on some college campuses in New England, they are taking the Harry Potter game into real life. Of course, they have to play as muggles, but is seems to be quite fun. Although, as a man, I question the wisdom of running around with a broom held between one's thighs.
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