Week 32, Theme 45 – Statutes/Statues

This theme has been nagging me for 42 weeks.  As you can see I’m about 10 weeks behind, but I’ve got subjects identified.  I just need to get out there and get the pictures.  Anyway, enough rambling.  I’ve looked everywhere to try to come up with a combined theme, i.e. a statue in front of a law library or courthouse.  Unfortunately there haven’t been any statues where I have looked.  This week we’re down in Key West and I found several statues.  Here’s my response to “Statutes/Statues“. 

This first image is at Mallory Square, the location of the World Renowned “Sunset Celebration”.  I wasn’t fortunate to find any info on these various statues, but I’m sure you can get the idea.  I’m assuming this gentleman is a “sponger” going back to the sponge industry of years ago.

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This next statue was also at the waterfront and can be found in front of the Art and Historical Society Old Custom House Museum.  Once again I was unable to find a description of this statue.  It kind of reminds me of the “Unconditional Surrender” statue currently displayed in Sarasota.

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I’m sure this final statue will be recognized by many as it refers to the Pirate history of Key West and the Florida Keys.  Others may also connect it to the carefree, party lifestyle representative of this area.  I found this statue at the entrance to “Mr. Cheapee’s Liquor and Stuff” on Caroline Street near where we parked for the day (under a big ol’ shady oak tree).

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There you have it folks; my response to “Statutes/Statues”  with some of the “Statues of Key West”.


Week 51 – 23. It Floats

One afternoon we were out at Emerson Point Preserve in Palmetto and this colorful sailboat was beached at the point.  While the owner was busy making adjustments with the rigging, his first mate was deeply involved discussing the merits of sailing.  Shortly they pushed the boat out into the water, hopped aboard and said “It Floats” and then they sailed away.

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Week 13 – 10. Framed

According to my calculations, I’m 2 weeks behind with this post.  BUT…..in 32 days, Friday the Thirteenth of December, I’ll enter the ranks of the retired and have plenty of time on my hands to get caught up.  Meanwhile, back at Emerson Point Preserve today, Barb was content with reading her book and enjoying the light breeze and mild temps while I took pictures.

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I watched this small sailing catamaran with the brightly colored sail present a neatly Famed picture as they eased into a landing at the point.  The gentleman in the foreground was preparing to release a Spanish Mackerel he had just caught.

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Week 8 – 30. Other Photographers

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”.