Nope, this is not a black and white image. It's just a mighty gray day in Florida, the state that's much better known for its clear blue skies, blazing hot sun and sandy beaches. This shot was taken at 2:30pm as the winds kicked up and a storm sky moved in. I can just imagine what every tourist arriving on this flight is thinking at this very moment, just as the cheery flight attendant welcomes them to Tampa International Airport... Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Tampa. It's not as warm as your travel agent promised, and there is a chance it will rain all day. Winds are increasing and you may feel the affects of Tropical Storm Ida which is moving into the state in the morning. Put away your tanning lotion, put on a light wind breaker and enjoy your stay.
As all of us who live in Florida know very well, the bright blue sky will reappear before your very eyes. Just wave your magic wand and toss a bit of fairy dust. Abracadabra, it's the Sunshine State again.