Saturday, October 22, 2011

Photo Hunt _ HIGH

I have many photos that I could use for today's Photo hunt - HIGH. I often look up and take many photos that way, but I narrowed it down a little.
The Tampa Bay Rays play in Tropicana Field. It has a "HIGH" dome on it so the Rays can hit all those home runs.

Sometimes the ball is hit so "high" it gets lost in the lights...

On the way to the dome or as it is now called the "Trop" we have to drive over a "HIGH" bridge...

The old bridge was too low and a ship hit it and knocked the south bound section down...

The new Sunshine Skyway Bridge is painted bright yellow...

Both north and south bound are together in one bridge can fish off the old section of the bridge that they left standing, as an artificial reef, and two fishing piers on either end.

On a summer day it is so hot and hazy...

...unlike this bright blue sky.
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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Waiting - This Weeks Photo Hunt

Waiting...waiting...waiting...all three very patiently waiting for a take the photo and get on with it! :)

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Yellow - Photo Hunt

For this week Photo Hunt it is "YELLOW" and I have a lot of yellow to show you! Since I couldn't decide you get to see a variety of "yellow" and I guess you could say that it is one of my favorite colors, so here they come....

The umbrellas at one of our favorite seaside eateries are now yellow, they used to be purple. Yellow looks much better.

The farmers market is full of color, this was the first time that I really noticed patty pan squash...

...and when you think of yellow don't sunflowers come to mind often? Sunflower and the sun!

This patty pan squash ended up in my pan and it was pretty good!

Our school or I should say the elementary school that I work at was lucky enough to get a Jorge Blanco sculpture "Cartwheel" as a permanent installation in the courtyard.

The school was the last of it's kind to be built in Sarasota and has won awards for it's design. When visitors come they are always delighted with it's look and the bright colors would make any one smile. This is the "yellow" wing, of the four color wing the school has.

My little pineapple was completely "yellow" when I picked it, and it was the best tasting...pineapple sweet off the vine!

On Anna Maria Island we enjoyed a walk amongst the colorful buildings on our way to our anniversary dinner out. Another colorful place that just makes you smile when you see it.

Lemon poppy seed cookies just needed the yellow plumeria to make it a perfect plate of cookies.

...and this plate of fried plantains are more of a golden yellow! Just the way I like them.

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge now has a fresh coat of "yellow" paint. It took them quite awhile to get it finished...

...I sure wouldn't want that job, I can't imagine how the do it!

The "yellow" life guard stand at Siesta Beach is one of the brightest of the stands...the others are painted way to dark in my opinion.

Good to know he is ready and watching to save the troubled swimmer, just look at those waves out there in the Gulf :) Well maybe not today, it looks like a perfect day for swimming. I better get out there before it gets too crowded on this beautiful Saturday!

This lonely "yellow" flower popped up at the entrance to Turtle Beach I just had to grab a shot!

Enjoy your weekend!

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Photo Hunt - Symbolic

Ca' d'Zan Mansion, John and Mable Ringling's mansion... Historians call Ca d'Zan "the last of the Gilded Age mansions" built in the United States. Symbolic of the Roaring 20s, the Jazz era, when America was experiencing a “consumer society".

Built in 1925 the mansion is a tribute to the American Dream and reflects the splendor and romance of Italy.

With its Venetian Gothic architecture, and grander overlooking Sarasota Bay, it is hard to miss.

Along with automobiles, symbolic of new America and the nation's wealth that more than double between 1920 and 1929.

.. . Ca d'Zan has finally met its destiny as the iconic symbol of the Roaring '20s

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Photo Hunt - Drink

This week's Saturday Photo Hunt is - Drink-

I have many "drink" photos from my The Tiny Skillet blog, some unusual, some festive, some traditional, some international. I chose this one because...well it is a pretty "drink" but also if you notice in the background my dog is getting a "drink" as well. He always did like to "drink" from the pool!

The DRINK is agua-de-flor-de-jamaica-hibiscus-tea a fun and tasty treat!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Photo Hunt ~ One ~

"One" tall palm...out front of the Ca de Zan - John Ringling's Mansion.

With summer being the off "season" here in Sarasota, it is a perfect time to visit some of the local sights. With less crowds we can get around quicker, not to mentions get into restaurants and parking spaces at the beach. Today we went to The John and Mable Ringling Museum and walked around the grounds...which are stunning. Many variety of trees , Mabel's rose garden and always a favorite the Ca de Zan mansion...where I found my subject for this weeks Photo Hunt ~ One~

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Painted - Photo Hunt - Summer's end in a beach town

This is very late for photo hunt "Painted", but here it is. Living in a beach or coastal city, many things are "painted"...

"painted" all colors and bright color, light colors...and maybe needs more paint by summer's end...

pastel colors...

...and some are constantly being painted...

Enjoying our surroundings before school starts again.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

#1 Beach in the Nation - Siesta Beach

We made number one! I say we because Siesta Beach is one of the closest beaches to us, we can ride our bike there. Dr. Stephen Leatherman's or AKA Dr Beach ranking of Siesta Beach as America's top shore destination for 2011, was announced May 27th. For the last two years we were rank #2 and this year we made it to #1 Beach

...and since it is so close to us and so beautiful...I have posted many photos here on my blog.

There are many events that take place throughout the year... from the drum circle on Sundays at sunset... the Kid's Summer Beach Runs, we have been going to since Maranda was 3 years old. She has a T shirt from each year she participated, a 16 this year I'm not sure if she will get one this year...we'll see... least the summer kid's runs are held in the evening where it's a little cooler...

...but often it will be overcast or the afternoon storms come rolling always makes it interesting. is a great time family...they have the sand sculpture contest..

...of this is an amiture one just for fun, but I liked it...also see my post on the sand-snowman, and sand pig, has the softest, whitest sand anywhere!

...many beach walks for charity and I even had one of my bridal showers here...

...and church picnics and baptisms are held here...

many weddings and birthdays are celebrated here...not pics of the brides though...

come visit anytime...

...there is lots of beach to see...

lots and lots...

lots of room and lots of sand...

even yoga.... get here early...

...getting ready to start the day...

we usually like to go early before the crowds arrive...

...looks like this summer we'll have to go even earlier...

...or later..

hope you enjoyed a little piece of My World