It’s the middle of the week, so I thought it might be a good time to share another dose of warmth from Florida. This time I am sharing with you photos from a recent trip I took to Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island, both located just outside of Clearwater, Florida. Think warm thoughts, New York!
Happy new year, everyone! As you can tell from my Instagram (@KellyWPhotog), I am still on vacation in Florida. As such, I have been slow to get back to the social media grind. I thought I might ease into the regular blog schedule by sharing a few photos from Florida with you.
Of all the wacky fairs I have attended during my visit to Florida, the Pasco County Fair was by far the best. A cute baby contest, full rodeo, and wild amusement rides — need I say more?
Enjoy these photos from tonight’s Sant’ Yago Knight Parade in Ybor City. The parade is one of the final events for the Gasparilla pirate festival in Tampa, Florida.
With the coldest air of the season beating down on New York City, I thought sharing photos from one of Tampa’s most serene spaces was in order. Welcome to the Wat Mongkolratanaram of Florida, a Buddhist temple located alongside the Palm River near Brandon. The ‘wat,’ or monastery temple, was established in its present location in 1981 and the newly designed temple was dedicated in 2007. English-language religious services are held every Sunday beginning at 1:00 p.m., and classes on Buddhism are offered during the week.
Yesterday, my mother and I visited the Florida State Fair. For a city girl like myself, this was an introduction to the country life, complete with livestock competitions, homemade concoctions, and everything you would ever need to decorate your house à la Little House on the Prairie.
Enjoy these photos from the 2015 Gasparilla pirate festival in Tampa, Florida.
Happy new year, everyone! I hope you all are enjoying a little ‘down time’ — I certainly am. I’m spending time with my family in Florida, and we recently took a trip to Jacksonville to visit with my aunt and cousins. The trip was great, especially the side trip to a little town called Micanopy. The town is an ideal relic of ‘old Florida’ and has one main street with lots of cute shops and restaurants. I encourage everyone to take a visit there if you can. While you’re there, enjoy some alligator tail at the Yearling Restaurant in nearby Cross Creek. Enjoy the pics, and there will be plenty more photos of Florida coming soon!