Confused On the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs-Florida - Part 5

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Walking through an art and craft show on the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs-Florida recently, we came across these guys.

Tarpon Springs-Sponge Docks- www.tweidman.com

The parrots seem to be bewildered by the bears. After all, one’s holding a welcome sign and the other says go away on the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs-Florida

Tarpon Springs-Sponge Docks- www.tweidman.com

I’m confused! Although the gentleman taking a snooze there seems okay with the revolution going on in front of him.
It's a beautiful day on the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs-Florida



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I have always loved those bear carvings.  One day I will get one for my yard.  I can't believe he is sleeping like that!  LOL

Apr 17, 2011 11:31 AM #3
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I know; there were all kinds of people and a band, and he looks so peaceful. Thanks for stopping by, Debra.

Apr 17, 2011 11:38 AM #4
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Toni,

What an interesting contrast of parrots and bears.  There is a ski run in our favorite resort in Deer Valley, Utah, where it seems like each home has a different carvings.  Our favorite is a home with bears on skis, one landed on the roof, some are sitting on the porch.  The whole scene is utter delight...that is what your shot reminds me of.  Happy Sunday.  A

Apr 17, 2011 02:22 PM #5
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Toni  If it wasn't for the belly that could very easily be my husband

Apr 17, 2011 03:42 PM #6
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It was an interesting combo, Alexandra. When you go back to Deer Valley-please take some pictures -- I would love to see that. I love whimsey!

Karen - I won't tell your husband you said that :)

Apr 17, 2011 06:20 PM #7
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Toni I checked in on you tonite KNOWING you would have pictures of something really cool.  Needless to say, you didn't let me down.  I'm cracking up!!!  Those parrots and bears together are so funny.  And the sleeping vendor is classic.  Must have been just after a great seafood lunch on the docks.

 

Apr 17, 2011 10:09 PM #8
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Hi Toni, Thanks for sharing these wood carvings. These would be very cool for the garden. 

Apr 17, 2011 10:25 PM #9
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Toni,

I love this craft. I wish it was more available to learn. This looks like a very enjoyable hobby. I hope the sales were good!

Patricia

Apr 18, 2011 05:52 AM #10
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@William - here in the mountains we call that "Appalachian Yard Art"!

Apr 18, 2011 06:56 AM #11
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Hey Everybody, I went in and fixed the Series link which apparently wasn't working.

LOL, Cyndi. It was early in the a.m. and he looked exhausted-poor guy.

William - thanks; I was tempted by a small bear but didn't think my homeowner's association would agree :)

Patricia - I do too but I would probably cut off a couple of fingers if I made the attempt.

Cyndi - that may very well be where these folks came from. The artists come from all over to this show.

 

Apr 18, 2011 07:05 AM #12
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Thanks for sharing your experience. Have an outstanding week.

 Blooming for home buyers!

Apr 18, 2011 08:07 AM #13
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Toni, That man sleeping is a classic ~ really funny photo you captured!

Apr 18, 2011 08:47 AM #14
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Thank you, Roy, you too!

L/S - I thought so too. He's in the parrot picture too but it's funnier in the bear one. Thanks.

Apr 18, 2011 08:51 AM #15
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Hi Toni, I love the wood carvings.  Do you know if they use chainsaws?  We have some carvers that use them but  regardless of the tools, they are beautiful.  The parrots might be a bit out of place, but I would love to have another bear or too!

Apr 18, 2011 09:44 AM #16
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Mary-I don't know what they use. I will find out next time I see them. I think bears would work better for you too :). How many do you have now?

Apr 18, 2011 10:20 AM #17
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We only have 2 Toni, a small one that a friend made for us and another that we bought in Fairplay.

Apr 18, 2011 10:50 AM #18
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Oh, then you definitely need another one :) Then you would only need Goldilocks.

Apr 18, 2011 10:55 AM #19
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Toni--I wold love to nap in the warm sunshine on the Sponge Dock in Tarpon Springs.  It is cold and rainy here. (35)

Apr 19, 2011 04:31 PM #20
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Well, you will just have to come and visit, my friend.

Apr 19, 2011 04:38 PM #21
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Believe me I am ready to fly, drive or walk, but I guess the treadmill will have to do tonight.  Have a good evening.  LOL

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