Friday, August 15, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Clearwater Real Estate: Cracked Up Cage Match

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Clearwater, Florida: Clearwater Real Estate: Cracked Up Cage Match
Okay, speaking of Clearwater Real Estate crack-ups... I couldn't help cracking up when I saw this cage built onto the back of a house. I mean... WOW... what is all THAT about? As well as I can understand the story, those are the burglar bars that went up after an older couple had a break in.

I think there is a lot of potential in a getup like that. Some that come to mind are not appropriate material for this blog, wink-wink... But it did cross my mind to dismantle the thing, cut it in half, and mount it on posts as a barrel shaped arbor. Then plant vines, water, and enjoy!

But that house had a lot of other problems, so I won't be buying it, and there goes my opportunity to 'recycle' those bars. Alas...
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Clearwater Real Estate: Not All It's Cracked Up To Be

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Clearwater, Florida: Clearwater Real Estate: Not All It's Cracked Up To Be
Clearwater Real Estate is like real estate anywhere else... some houses are nice, clean, and sound... other houses are falling apart at the seams! This house I toured recently is in serious trouble. The market is in the dumper already, and the owners of this house are facing a horrible decision.

Do you dump a ton of money into it to fix these cracks (And believe me, these were not the only cracks; they are in the floor and on the ceiling as well.), and hope you can recover it in this depressed market, or do you sell as is, and hope you can still get a decent price for your home? Let me tell you, it's a lose-lose situation for the seller.
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Clearwater, Florida: Car Talk: Congratulations!

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Clearwater, Florida: Car Talk: Congratulations!
It may look like an Infinti QX4 to you, but on the day I took this picture, it was nothing more than a rolling billboard. I wonder how it feels to be the person featured on someone's car windows. Hmmmmm...

Of course, this shot is a bit dated now. Graduation was months ago. Just the same, I wish them all good luck. I can't help but wonder if I would have done anything different, knowing then what I know now. Thank goodness that is not one more decision I have to make. Oy!
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Monday, August 11, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Blue Skies, White Fluffy Clouds

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Clearwater, Florida: Blue Skies, White Fluffy Clouds
No, I will NEVER stop posting pictures of sky and clouds. I love 'em! Okay, I won't post them too terribly often, but I will post them!

And to add to the excitement, this one was snapped while I was driving! HAH! (Kids, don't try this at home!) Really though, sometimes I look up, and I just CANNOT believe the beauty in the sky.

It's a shame more people don't look up more often, and then down, and then around, and realize this is a living breathing planet we live on, and if we don't start to take care of it... we will KILL IT!
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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: PassionFlower

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Clearwater, Florida: PassionFlower, Passion Flower
While house-hunting recently, I came across this gorgeous PassionFlower in a neighboring yard. (Some references spell it Passion Flower.) I have had a vine like this on my property before, and I think they are absolutely beautiful.

Native to the Southeastern United States, they were very easy to grow as I recall. It seemed like it took no extra care at all. If you'd like to learn more about them, check out this USDA website. If you think you might like to buy some, check out Burpee.
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