The view of Harbour Island from Riverwalk. We sat outside and had lunch nearby.
Vultures on top of the Arena where the Lightning hockey team plays.
A cruise ship docked nearby.
A view of Tampa from Riverwalk.
Looking across the water at Harbour Island, Davis Island and south Tampa, it was a busy Sunday afternoon. The weather had finally cooled off and everyone was out having fun.
Tampa General Hospital across the water.
One of the most popular dogs of the afternoon. I’m not sure what kind of dog this is but he looked bigger than a great dane. He was very well-behaved and everyone was taking his picture.
The weekend before Thanksgiving was perfect. High of 65 degrees. We headed out to have lunch outside and then walked the Riverwalk path in downtown Tampa. The walking path is wide and runs from the port of Tampa to the museum across from the University of Tampa. There are stores, restaurants and lots of activities along the way. It was packed with people, tourist visiting, locals walking their dogs, jogging, biking and getting on boats. If you want to be outside in a downtown area, this is the place to be.
I peaked out the window and saw some dark clouds moving in. I grabbed my phone and ran out to the backyard. I kept hearing crashing coming from the front yard so I ran around to the front and got the shot of the lightning. The night storms have been crazy lately in the beginning of August.
The next night I drove home in pouring rain and by the time I got home the sky looked like the above in the backyard.
On the way home from work I stopped at a parking deck right off the bridge to take the above. Looking towards downtown Tampa, it was beautiful blue skies. When I turned around, the big storm was moving across the bay. I had just driven through that.
All of the above were taking with my phone.
What little sign of fall I could find. Almost dead weeds.
The park was covered in beauty berries. With so many berries you would think there would be a lot of birds around to eat them but no. It was a quiet almost birdless morning.
A green heron picking at the muck.
I’m thinking this is a juvenile male red-winged blackbird. He was not quite in full colors yet.
A female red-winged blackbird was close by.
Spiders were everywhere.
This spider was up high in the trees chowing on a dragonfly.
It was another hot quiet morning out in the park. I went hoping to see the hummingbirds again and get some better shots. I remembered to bring my tripod this time. I went straight to the nature center and walked around back to look for the hummingbird feeder. It was gone. I went into the nature center and talked to Diane, the ranger who is usually at the park on Saturdays. She said that lately the hummers have only been coming around late in the afternoon so she took the feeder down to clean it. I guess another trip to park later in the day is in order.
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There’s a new walking and biking bridge in town. They built a pedestrian bridge on the Courtney Campbell Causeway next to the car bridge. The causeway connects Tampa to Clearwater. I stopped for a walk after work. It was around 6:30pm but was getting dark from the storm clouds moving in.
You could see it raining over across the bay towards south Tampa. I didn’t see any lightning.
Zooming in on Tampa from the top of the bridge. This is extremely cropped.
It’s not a long bridge. I walked across it twice in about 40 minutes. It was starting to thunder so I headed home.
Before pulling out at the end of the causeway, I turned around and took this. Not much of a view of the sun. At least the clouds kept it cooler and there was a strong wind. It was a nice walk after work and I didn’t have to drive out of my way to get there.
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