Monday, June 25, 2012

CLOSED: Storm Floods Tampa's Bayshore

Tropical Storm Debby has started its eastward move across Florida making its landfall north of us near Cedar Key. Winds are now 50mph and rain isn't coming down quite as hard as yesterday. Tampa received 7 inches during the height of the storm and winds gusted to 50mph. Normally scenic Bayshore Boulevard was flooded and remained closed today from Rome Avenue to the Davis Islands Bridge. Kayakers and canoeists enjoyed the view of the wind-whipped and white-capped waves of the Hillsborough Bay. An ABC News crew slogged through the flooded street to interview the "boaters" as the normally busy car traffic was reduced to picture-takers and the occasional joggers - who can't be kept from their appointed rounds no matter what.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Hurricane Debby and Spanish Grand Prix Clash!

With tropical storm, soon to be Hurricane Debby churning at 65 mph offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, and rain and winds blowing the neighborhood about, I turned to the television and the Spanish Grand Prix Formula One World Championship race being televised from Valencia. In the midst of a great race, tornadoes were spotted nearby and the TV went crazy with beeping and warnings. Spain looked mighty good versus our water soaked, flooded, windblown world in Tampa and Hillsborough County.

Monday, June 18, 2012

We Need More Signs. NOW!!

Do you immediately turn in when you are assaulted by a display of roadside signs like these for an auto repair shop and car wash? Do you?? Is it the handpainted ones or the billowy red, white and blue flags that really do the trick?

Friday, June 01, 2012

Tranquility - Gurgling Fountain

The City Daily Photo theme for June is TRANQUILITY. Visit my fellow City Daily Photo bloggers to see what that found tranquil in their part of the world.  
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