Patiently waiting for the show to start.
Santa opens the show. (Shhh, that’s my cousin).
Scenes from this year’s Tampa Bay Water Ski Team’s Thanksgiving weekend show.
It’s a fun festive way to start the holiday season. It’s hard to get in the mood when it’s 80 degrees out side but this is a fun way to do it, It was actually a bit cool this afternoon. Just over 70 degrees as the sun was starting to go down. I know these guys were cold after getting wet but they were troopers.
Shots from the east beach turnaround looking at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The sun was just starting to set.
A perfect night.
After the sun goes down at Fort Desoto Park.
Upclose with flamingos.
Butterflies buzzing around the pretty flowers.
Super sized fish.
A few of the plants at the gardens.
Sunken Gardens is a 4 acre 100-year-old botanical garden near downtown St. Petersburg and one of the oldest roadside tourist attractions in the country. The gardens are located in what was a small lake 10 feet below sea level which is where it got the name. I hadn’t been in nearly 10 years and it’s so close so I thought I’d stopped in one morning for a quick walk. Since it was the end of summer, there weren’t a lot of flowers blooming but the gardens was a tropical oasis once you got inside. A handful of flamingos live there as well. It was a great little walk but so hot. My next trip will be in the winter.
More pictures from my walk around the yacht basin at Davis Islands in Tampa.
Eventually a storm was moving in so I headed back to my car.
Shots from my phone of downtown Tampa.
Flowers on my walk.