Photography Challenge with Sue Karski

A Weekly Photo Themed Blog

Week 18 – #14 Line from a Song


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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree
Thy leaves are so unchanging   …

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree
Such pleasure do you bring me.

These are a couple of lines from the song that fit this tree.

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For all my wine drinking friends, here is the tree for you – or because of you since these are empty of the liquid you like and filled with lights instead.  This tree is located in Latitudes, a restaurant and lounge on Harbor Village Lane in Apollo Beach , Florida.

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Week 17 – #22 Ordinary Objects

Just a couple of ordinary objects.

I am sure everyone has seen the egg balanced on the fork tines – but have you done a tomato?22-ordinary-objects-3

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Week 16 – #12 Hair

For this post, I am submitting images taken at the Valencia Lakes Variety Show, which had many talented residents performing.  This group of ladies, The Storybook Players are performing their interpretation of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Notice Goldilocks hair, not to mention the Bears’.  It was a fun night.

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And our storytellers keep the story flowing.

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Uh-oh Goldilocks has been found out……

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Ahh the bears have chased Goldilocks off…..Whew she survived for another play.

 

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Week 15 – #41 The Night Sky


The Night Sky as taken from the grounds of the University of Florida looking across towards the Riverwalk with an angry sky and colorful bridges.41-the-night-sky-1-1

 

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Week 14 – #7 Bent or Twisted

For Bent or Twisted I go back to the Bowling Ball House – or Whimseyland for some more pieces.

There are a variety of metal items bent or twisted into shapes that decorate the house and garden.

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and even decorate the car –

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Week 13 – #45 Underneath

From the Florida Aquarium in Tampa, I submit the view of the large aquarium tank where you are underneath sharks, turtles and other fish. 45 - Underneath-3

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Week 12 – #42 The Wild Side

Now to the truth of Gecko Festival …..

Its the Wild Side – where costumes of all manners are found and the partying is enjoyed by all ages.

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Week 11 – #38 Street Scenes

From this year’s Gulfport Gecko Festival marking the end of summer – the different street performers that entertained the crowd with feats of skill and comedy.38 - Street Scenes-1

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Yes he is jumping over 5 people – and yes he made it.

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Week 10 – # 15 Looking Up

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This is the view looking up at the ceiling or covered roof at the Tropicana Stadium, home of the Tampa Rays Baseball team in St. Petersburg, FL.

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Week 9 – # 27 Quaint and Quirky

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Whimseyland.  In Safety Harbor, FL, is a couple of houses, that are known as Whimseyland, or  the Bowling Ball House.

There are bowling balls that have been painted and have become part of the landscaping.  But it is not just bowling balls, there are glass bottles, metal structures and mosaics on the walkways and steps. Artists Todd Ramquist and Kiaralinda own the houses and decorate them.  They asked a number of artists to join in decorating the bowling balls, and now they are exhibited in a building they call the bowling ball museum on the property.

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The Fire Fighter Dog

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The Orange Tree
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And look, after all this time, I found that elusive Y2K Bug  here!

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And a pink and purple elephant (and I was not drinking…..yet)

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When snow gets over 2 inches in FL _ to heck with no parking – I am leaving….

 

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and oh no – the flamingos are flocking …. beware…

What a cute place and I just scratched the surface with these photos.

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