Monday, January 13, 2014

Blue Monday - Lutz

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Although I've always lived in or near a big city, we moved to Lutz, Florida in 2009. Most people have no idea where that is, so I thought that today I'd show you. It's no big city, although it's close to several. It's an unincorporated place north of Tampa.

It's pronounced "Loots," not "Luts."

This mural with a blue sky is painted on the north wall of the "Geo-Surv" office building. On the mural, it's the brown building left of center.



Part of the movie Edward Scissorhands was filmed in Lutz and it is named in the credits.
There's plenty of blue in this ad.


A new high school was built in Lutz the same year that we moved here. It is named after George Steinbrenner, the former New York Yankees owner who lived in the area. A pretty blue sky shows here.



Steinbrenner warriors chose beautiful blue as one of their school colors.


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46 comments:

Annesphamily said...

Hi Sally! I have had the flu and missed the past two weeks. I am happy to be here! Missed everyone and I enjoyed your story here. Thank you as always, for sharing. Happy New Year to you! Hugs, Anne

Chubby Chieque said...

Hello Maam Sally,

Happy New Year to you and all. Hope you had a great time.

My first party with you this year. Wish me luch to join you often.

Have a wonderful Blue Monday.
/CC girl

Chubby Chieque said...

Hello Maam Sally,

Happy New Year to you and all. Hope you had a great time.

My first party with you this year. Wish me luch to join you often.

Have a wonderful Blue Monday.
/CC girl

Maria Kristina Maano said...

I appreciate the pronunciation guide, Sally.

My Blue Monday post is up and I'm happy to be participating again.

I wish you happy Blue Monday and Happy New Year!

Simone Weichenhain said...

love the pics <3

Anni said...

Oh, one of my favourite movies! I had no idea it was filmed in an existing location, thank you for showing! Great!
And Happy Blue Monday!

Ileana said...

Happy Blue Monday! Your post is excelent!

Lola said...

Happy Blue Monday!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sally,
Loved reading about your town!! Edward Sccissorhands ins one of my favorite movies too!!

Thanks so much for hosting each week!!

Hugs,
Deb

Gerald (SK14) said...

love the mural

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Happy blues to you too!

travelwithintent.com said...

You sound proud of Lutz. Is it a good place to live? I'll be back a little later with my blue post. Happy Blue Monday

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Good Morning!

The first time I went to Lutz was well over thirty years ago when we lived down that way. There was a flooring guy who was a friend of a friend who had nice flooring and let us have it at great prices. So I have good memories of Lutz, and knowing you are there's makes it even better! How appropriate that their school colors are blue!

xoxox

Sheila

Lina Gustina said...

Sally, I don't see linky list here, though I've refreshed the page several times.
Thanks for allowing me to know about your city more, I think it's a nice place to live.
My link:
http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2014/01/stay-warm.html

Laura said...

What a beautiful place to live.

Wandering Wren said...

Hi Sally
Living in Florida sounds to me like being on holiday the whole year round, thank you for introducing me to your town!
Happy Blue Monday
Wren x

My name is Riet said...

Happy blue Monday Sally. I love all your blues again. I never visites Lutz, Tampa we did. Have a Nice week.

Organizer By Day said...

Thanks for another Blue Monday party!

LadyD Piano said...

Beautiful introduction to your lovely town with so many beautiful blues. Love the mural!

bj said...

Thanks for showing where you live. :)
Happy Blue Monday.

bj said...

Thanks for showing where you live. :)
Happy Blue Monday.

LV said...

Enjoyed the "blue" tour of your city. At least, you have pretty weather most of the time and we only get it now and then. Thank goodness, we are being blessed for a few days now. Working in my yard today.

Karen said...

I'd like to live in a small town. That's a nice mural!

photodoug said...

Sally, thanks for sharing your home city. Always attracted to cityscape murals.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

glad you explained how to pronounce Lutz!! Great peak into your town.

Joy H said...

Happy Blue Monday. I like little towns and love the mural they have painted on the side of that building. Hope you have a great week Sally, take care!

Leovi said...

Very funny, Lutz should be as pretty as this mural town! Exquisite

HansHB said...

What a great blue flower in Your heading!
Happy Blue Monday to you!

HansHB said...

What a great blue flower in Your heading!
Happy Blue Monday to you!

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Hi Sally, first time playing Blue Monday. Great pictures of Lutz,Florida! Never been to Florida. Except when the Navy ship I was stationed at parked in Pensacola, but I wasn't able to get off the ship. So I think that visit doesn't count :) I have heard that is beautiful state!

Ann said...

We both did a mural today--I would have never pronounced it Lootz! Like the mascot too. I'm certain you are enjoy your wonderful weather!!
Ann

Jim said...

I see the blue.

jeannettestgermain said...

Good of you to explain where Lutz is, because it is also in Europe (somewhere):) Happy Blue Monday to you!

evasmoodboard said...

I've missed last week, but I'm back. Love the mural. Happy Monday :)

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Hi Sally, I linked twice by clicking too many times. Can you remove number 43? Thanks for hosting, I look forward to joining in each week.
Denise

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hi Sally, I had a small amount of blue - a heron pattern - on a bowl I used for the narcissus. Thank you for hosting today, appreciated.
Joy

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Jeanne said...

Sally, I have wanted to call you but we have been so busy. I decided quite suddenly to withdraw from posting for a while. I am sending you an email in a few minutes.

Your town may be small but it is very interesting and a wonderful place to live. I too love the mural. That area in Florida is a lovely place to retire and your new home is gorgeous in every way. I can say this because I was lucky enough to visit you in your home. Smile.

Love, Jeanne

Hannah said...

What a cute little town to live in, and all the nice warm weather you must enjoy and palm trees. Happy Blue Monday!

Organizer By Day said...

Hey Sally! Thanks for hosting another great party! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Al said...

Some great blue photos here, Sally, and a fun meme that I join when I can.

I'm assuming it's you that left a post on my blog as "Sally", although when I clicked on that profile it had no information at all on it...

Beth said...

Very interesting! Love how you pulled the blue theme into info on your home town!
Beth @ Life on Devil's Hollow

Rob Hunt said...

Thank you for hosting Blue Monday Sally. I like joining in when I have blue to share.
Rob

edenhills said...

What a great mural for the city!

Healy Harpster said...

Definitely lots pf Blue. I enjoyed looking at your Blue finds especially scissor hand! :)

Joy H said...

I didn't know they made blue bulbs. I will have to look for some. My doc told me that I would probably get over my cough faster if I laughed more. So maybe if I smile more that would help to.
Wouldn't you just love to hear that after waiting in a crowded waiting room for 45min?