Monday, August 8, 2016

Florida Scrapbook


Well, I'm off to England this evening. Here are a few more pictures from my Florida wandering...

First, a vacuum cleaner shop in Tampa. I've been wanting to get a shot of this place for a while. I love all the vacuums standing out front, like soldiers in the war for cleanliness!


A patriotic display on the Hillsborough River in East Tampa.


Sue and I saw this osprey on the beach in Anna Maria. It's standing on a fish, and every once in a while it would pick up the fish and fly to get away from people. The poor thing was having a hard time finding a quiet spot to eat.


The house isn't much to look at, but that palm tree sculpture gives it some pizzaz!


A quiet moment in Anna Maria, with the Sunshine Skyway on the horizon.


There's no accounting for taste, in home decor or presidential candidates.


And finally, this herd of cows wandered up to wish someone's Grandma a happy birthday!

11 comments:

Lynne said...

Safe flight home, Steve! What great photos! Florida is indeed a strange place. That photo of the osprey is award winning! Love that it's only two-color. Is that a sand castle in the background? Superb shot!!!

Ms. Moon said...

Lynne is right. That osprey photo is amazing.
And Florida is strange. Or perhaps simply "weird." And sometimes incredibly lovely.

e said...

Stay dry and have a safe flight...Out of these, the osprey is my favorite!

Sharon Anck said...

A great series of shots. I don't think I've seen a Trump sign yet. To me it would be like putting a big sign in your yard that says "Hey look at me, I'm an idiot". But, that's just me.

jenny_o said...

As always, your photos are wonderful. And your commentary is bang on :)

Cheryl West said...

Have a good flight with good films (or maybe Olympic events).
I have never seen a herd of cows for birthday wishes but my husband would love it.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

You have a keen eye for the absurd... the peculiar ways in which people attempt to make a mark upon the world.

Red said...

There's always something interesting to see if you have your eyes open. You found an interesting variety.

Alphie Soup said...

I'm disappointed Grandma didn't rate 70 cows for her 70th birthday. And how do they get out to raise and lower the flag in the River? Wade or row out in a boat?

Alphie

The Bug said...

I love that herd of cows! I should do that for my dad - ha!

37paddington said...

i love your americana, even the trump sign alongside the golden statue. was it a fountain?