Saturday, September 13, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Chautauqua Park South Hiking Nature Trail 3

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Clearwater, Florida: Chautauqua Park South Hiking Nature Trail 3
So, once I got past the strange device hanging on a tree, making sure it was not recording my social security number, or shooting me with lasers, I entered onto this beautiful path.

It was quiet, and it was mostly natural. What a treat. So quiet. The woods and brush on either side are not deep, there is no denying there is a lake about 50 yards to the right, and a neighborhood about 50 yards to the left. But it still feels good, it feels like you are in the woods instead of in some office or store somewhere. Works for me. Chautauqua Park South.
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Friday, September 12, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Chautauqua Park South Hiking Nature Trail

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Clearwater, Florida: Chautauqua Park South Hiking Nature Trail
So... I have found this little, very short as it turns out, trail on the southernmost shore of Lake Chautauqua. As I pass the sign I posted yesterday, the first thing I notice is this strange mechanism hanging on a tree. I have NO idea what it is. I can tell you though, it reminds of the rig in E.T.

I looked around a bit, but I didn't see any aliens. There is a small label on it that looks like it used to say Boy Scouts. Maybe some sort of project they were doing for a merit badge? I hope to get in touch with someone at the Boy Scout camp next door, Camp Soule, to take pictures, and maybe they can tell me what that thing is!
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Hunting Down The Parks: Chautauqua Park South

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Clearwater, Florida: Hunting Down The Parks: Chautauqua Lake Park South
Many things have come out of my publishing of this blog. One of these is a desire and inspiration to learn more about Clearwater, and to find more of her parks. I find myself wanting to find more places that I can photograph and say "Look, it's not ALL concrete!" Last night I found another of those places; Chautauqua Park South.

This park is located on the southern edge of Chautauqua Lake. No surprise there, eh? But as I headed over there, knowing I was to take Soule Rd. north from Sunset Pt. Rd., I kept thinking to myself, "isn't that where Camp Soule is?" Campe Soule is a Boy Scout Camp that I went to as a member of a local Explorer Scouts post.

Long story short, I got to the northern end of Soule Rd., and there indeed was a Boy Scout camp. THE Boy Scout Camp: Camp Soule. Well, that was certainly not what I was looking for. And there were No Trespassing signs all over the gate.

Just as I was about to leave, I saw this sign tucked into the bushes on the side of the road. There was a little sliver of woodland along the shore of the lake that was neither scout camp, nor part of the neighboring development. So I headed into the brush with my camera in hand!

How do you like the spelling on that sign?
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Two Bridges View Of Downtown Skyline & Waterfront

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Clearwater, Florida: Two Bridges View Of Downtown Skyline & Waterfront
The day was just starting to fade, like a flower just past its prime, just starting to wither. The sun was still bold and bright, but more diffuse, blunted by its passing through more of our atmosphere as it streaked toward molecules of planet earth. Somehow, it seemed more crisp, more sharply bright even as it began to fade.

Striking the white cliffs of downtown at a more direct angle, it shot back into my eyes fiercely, defiantly. This is the parting shot, the dying denial. Reminding us, one and all, that this fading, this waning, is but a brief interlude before the next act, the next iteration of daylight that will surely come to pass on the morrow.

Well, anyway, here is a different view of the Clearwater Downtown Skyline and Waterfront, through the skeleton of the Sand Key Bridge. To the right, south, is Sand Key, to the left, north, is Clearwater Beach. The bridge in the distance is the Clearwater Memorial Causeway Bridge.
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Monday, September 8, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: US HWY 19: Paint That Overpass!

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Clearwater, Florida: US HWY 19: Paint That Overpass!
Was it a bad primer job to begin with? Was it a bad batch of paint? Did the weather prove to be too much for it? I don't know what the problem is, but that there overpass needs a paint job! Perhaps they are already working on it, at night, and this is the progress they have made scraping loose paint?

Sitting at the light, looking at the world through the lens of my Nikon D80, I spotted this overpass in need of a fresh coat of paint. I don't think I have seen that very often. I didn't think that overpass was all that old even. But what do I know? Either way, this view is not representative of our fine City of Clearwater, Florida!
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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Hassell Florist Since 1959

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Clearwater, Florida: Hassell Florist Since 1959
Hassell Florist has been there as long as I can remember. Of course, that stands to reason, as they were established in 1959, which is LONGER than I can remember! You have to believe they are doing something right to be in business since 1959.

I like their sign too. Always good to see a business that thinks beyond a metal post with a board on top for a sign! Check out the Hassell Florist website. The shop is on Drew Street at the corner of Duncan.
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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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