I have been starting to miss mountains the past few weeks. I watched every stage of the 2011 Tour de France as the riders first went over the Pyrenees and then the Alps. The helicopter views of the French countryside were often as stunning as the cycling action. With the option to make landscapes of mountains and architecture shots of old castles, I was thinking, "Florida really has nothing in comparison."
Well, Florida has almost nothing. Here we do have near daily dramatic sunsets and stormy skies. Each twilight brings a slightly different cloud pattern, sky color and reflection over Tampa Bay (if looking east from The Pier as in the above photo).
Still, once one lives around mountains, it is hard to forget them. I imagine it is the same for living by the Sea. Perhaps the combination of mountains and sea are why so many songs are written about California.
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