Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Series - Tampa's Gasparilla Parade 2

Greetings from the Hermit Writer.

Drunken pirates are okay.

And while there are attributes to the floats...

Like this stogie puffing ruffian. 

And I liked this fellow's attire.

But honestly what I found most fun...

Well...you can probably guess.

I find people really interesting. I tend to forget how many variety of folks there are, with different tastes and interests.

As a writer it's critical for me to get out and meet and greet new people.

(A momentary return to the floats)

I find a lot of my characters when I go out and about. I mean, I could write a novel just about this attractive lady and her boyfriend.  Sigh. I never should have tried to be anything but a writer.


  1. Thank you for sharing the wonder, the beauty, the joy...

  2. Echoing Elephant's Child. =)

  3. How on earth does that girl in photo 2 manage to stay upright?
    Love all the pirate costumes. Pirates have always been one of my favourite things!

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  5. Now that's what I call entertainment!

  6. People watching is one of the most fun things to do.

  7. I do my fair share of people watching too.

  8. oooh my, so very colorful. i don't think i would get any beads!!!!

  9. You can't beat it, lovely Carnival.