It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Click for photos: :
We got up this Sunday Morning and went out to get hot Krispy Kreme donuts for breakfast and if that isn’t one of the best ways to start a lazy Sunday I don’t know what is. Later Lindsey and I went out and did some shopping, and then Chelsey and I spent some time out on the deck sweeping up what must surely be some of the last of the twirly birds from the maple trees out back. The weather was just as perfect as could be, crystal clear blue skies, bright happy sunshine, and the temperature was that, just oh so comfortable range, right between cool and warm.
Tonight there was yet another concert. Only this time I wasn’t the chaperone. I went to a concert just for me! I was able to splurge and take a few hours just for myself, couldn’t talk either of the girls into it, to go see the Tampa Bay Symphony together with the Master Choral of Tampa Bay. It was a wonderful performance and the Morsani Hall at the Performing Arts Center has great acoustics. It is a casual affair and there aren’t assigned seats so you can sit anywhere, even right up in the front. Jeans and golf shirts sitting in the front row, definitely my kind of show. The conductor gave a little play by play between pieces which made it even more enjoyable, friendly and casual. If you are in the neighborhood be sure to catch one of the two remaining shows, at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Tuesday night Feb. 24th, or down at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete Thursday night Feb. 26th both shows are at 8:00pm.
After the show I wandered around by the river to watch some rowers, along with a few concert goers strolling in the wonderful evening air, and watching the beginning of a beautiful sunset. The river walk somehow put me in a French state of mind and made me feel like listening to a little Toots Theilemen playing harmonica as I started my sunset drive across the causeway. I couldn’t help myself and had to stop and watch the show. With Toots playing in the background I watched the incredible light show as flocks of sea birds started their run home for the evening, and the shiny little sliver of a toe nail moon began it’s rise while the sun finished it’s setting. A perfect ending to a most wonderful day.