Week 17, Theme 1 – At a Distance

A couple of weeks ago, Barb and I took a Sunday afternoon ride to St. Pete.  On the way home, we stopped at the Skyway south rest area and parked in the picnic area for a little while. We totally enjoyed the cooler weather.  How Sweet it was!  Always having a camera with me, I had my Coolpix P7000; I decided to see how I could do with meeting one of our 52 week themes.  I think that these two photos certainly fit the first theme “At a Distance”.

DSCN2577 edit 1

This panorama includes the Sunshine Skyway Bridge all the way around to the St. Petersburg skyline and includes Tropicana Field “At a Distance”.  (click on the picture to enlarge it)

DSCN2581 crop 1

And here “At a Distance” is Tampa.



Week 31 – 21. In The Clouds

Since we started this 52 week project I’ve been waiting to satisfy this theme with something like “oh, that looks like a ….” “In The Clouds”.  This wasn’t to be, so I have resorted to an earlier idea of mine and several other bloggers.  Yesterday we flew from Tampa to Long Island, NY for Barb’s 50th high school class reunion in Oceanside, NY.  The weather in Tampa was sunny with puffy clouds as seen in this cell phone shot as we taxied out to the runway.  My thoughts were that we would soon be “In The Clouds”. 20140514_105452 edit 1

As we got airborne and were passing over the Howard Frankland Bridge crossing the upper end of Tampa Bay between Tampa and St Petersburg I took another shot of the  puffy clouds we would be flying in or more correctly, over.

20140514_105909 edit 1

Our flight was uneventful and we flew above puffy clouds, but always able to see the ground 39,000 beet below us until about the half way point.  Then we crossed a frontal boundary and were flying over a sold bank of clouds.  When we started making our approach to Islip, LI, NY we had to pass through this cloud bank and we were really “In The Clouds”.

20140514_131445 edit 1

Week 6 – 24. It’s a mail/male thing.

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!

 DSCN1648 edit 1

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.

DSCN1651 edit 1

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.

DSCN1645 edit 1

DSCN1647 edit 1