Today was the monthly “Shutter Stroll” sponsored by the Manatee County Natural Resources Department. Our stroll today was at Emerson Point Preserve in Palmetto and the “mission” was to capture and take macro pictures of water critters such as mosquito larva, fishing spiders, pollywogs, water scorpions etc. We had a pretty nice turnout for this activity and I immediately thought about the blog and a post of ME and the “Other Photographers”.
My plan for this theme was used by one of the other bloggers so I have been agonizing over what I could do for “It’s a mail/male thing” when suddenly it hit me like a ton of bricks. Well duh!
I work for a U.S. Mail contractor in the predominantly male trucking industry. Does this not fit the theme? So, today, while checking some trailers at the main Tampa Post Office and Mail Processing Center I took a few pictures to satisfy this theme.
Here is a view of the “North Dock” during the afternoon lull in activity. Later this evening this dock will be bustling with activity with many of these trailers and others at the dock loading and unloading mail for destinations throughout the U.S.
“Catch Me If You Can”. Although I couldn’t understand Japanese, I’d be willing to bet that’s what this Okinawan boy was saying to his little girlfriend when she tried to catch him as he shinnied up the light post. Upon reading our blog themes, I immediately thought of this picture, taken during a navy R&R port call at Naha, Okinawa in 1966. I often wonder what became of those innocent children from 46 years ago. Although this picture doesn’t meet the criteria of the 52 week challenge, I had to post it. I’ll designate this one the 53rd week.
Wow, it sure is easy to get behind on your postings, especially if you have been busy. After a hectic August, we decided to kick back for a few days and head for the woods at Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring. This would allow us to relax and also check out our new weekend getaway home. That also relates to maybe finding the opportunity to get some wildlife pictures. I’m always looking for a photo that will fit one of the themes of the 52 week challenge and as Barb and I strolled the campground I thought this shot of the campground shows all the campers “In The Trees”.