Thursday, June 26, 2014

Off on a break


We are off on a short break to celebrate 57 years of wedded bliss.  Best wishes to all!  
Keep posting those wonderful pictures.


One problem is our cats.  They are a little worried we won't leave them enough food.  Plus, as you can see, one of them has "locked" our computer so we couldn't post if we wanted to do so.


[P.S.  Thanks to William Kendall at Ottawa Daily Photo for the cat picture]

Monday, June 23, 2014

Snake in the road


On a recent bike ride, we almost ran over this little critter. So, I had to stop and talk to him about looking both ways before he tried to cross the road. But, as snakes tend to do, he just sighed and slithered away. Lois Anne saw one just like this in our yard yesterday. Maybe he followed us home?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

SECO Electric truck


I always get a charge when I see one of these electric company trucks.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Quartet aligned


It struck me right away. Four items all aligned: the fire hydrant, the electrical box, the street lamp and the tree. I mean, really, how often do you see something like that?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ocala's Goofy Car



This pile of junk disappeared months ago.  Then, the other evening, I saw it again, parked in plain sight at the Heathbrook Market outdoor mall!   A small man wearing some kind of head cover stood next to it while talking emphatically into a phone plastered to his ear.  Who he was and what this car is about remain a mystery.

But it doth appear to proffer a weird religious message which is not at all unusual as we are overrun with religious goofballs in Florida!  Unfortunately, many of them hold important government positions!


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Homeless in Ocala


Local officials have made it almost impossible for the homeless to exist in our fair city. It is not as bad here as in Fort Lauderdale, however, where the folks running the place have made it illegal to feed the homeless in public places.

Monday, June 16, 2014

An archaeological artifact ... or?


We found this adorning the window of an unused space in a downtown building.  Could it be an archaeological artifact or is it just an old advertisement?

Friday, June 13, 2014

Swampy's on the Rainbow River


Swampy's offers good ol' fashioned southern cooking, a variety of drinks, good service, and a great view. Oh, also fried pickles!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Blue car with green wheels


It seemed appropriate to use a comic effect on this blue-green car parked in downtown Ocala.

Scenes from Rainbow Springs State Park


Shed at entrance to Rainbow Springs


Looking down at the Rainbow River


A safe haven - less gators


The jungle


More jungle


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Scenes from the Silver Springs State Park



Welcome sign inside the gates


Cypress trees growing through the bridge that leads into the park


Pretzels and popcorn available at the glass bottom boat marina


Lots of folks taking advantage of the crystal clear water


The canoes are right over the main spring


A crooked palm tree and a statue of the Seminole Chief, Osceola


Further down the Silver River

Friday, June 6, 2014

Do not feed wildlife!


At the headwaters of the Silver River, at Silver Springs park, at the glass bottom boat dock, this sign stands as a warning. Feeding wildlife makes them less afraid of humans and could lead to the notion on the part of the wildlife that a human is good to eat. So, if you visit Silver Springs State Park, please refrain from feeding bears, foxes, bobcats, alligators, snakes, armadillos or other such critters. Squirrels and pigeons, I would guess, are exempt from that prohibition.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Perky Poodle Posing


...just like at the Poodle Show.

Monday, June 2, 2014

The Rainbow River


The Rainbow River is one of north central Florida's most beautiful rivers. The painting effect is a Photoshop Action by Triqui.

Note: This photo was cross-posted to our blog on L & L Photography.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

A zesty egret


After catching a fish, this egret was chased by nasty crows who tried to steal the fish! The egret would not give it up, but instead ruffled its feathers and shook off those crows. They finally few away and the egret gulped down the fish.

Zest has to do with spirit and enjoyment and gusto. I'd say this is one zesty egret!

The City Daily Photo theme for June is "zest." Please click here to see other takes on the theme from around the world.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Ocala's tulips


If you follow William Kendall's blog, Ottawa Daily Photo, you know that Ottawa at this time of year is awash in tulips.  There are tulips everywhere.  All colors of tulips.  Different sized tulips.  Ottawa has almost as many tulips as do the tulip growers in the state of Washington.

Well, William shouldn't have all the fun, so I looked all over Ocala for tulips; any kind of tulips.  It took a lot of time and a whole lot of blood, sweat and tears, but I finally found tulips - red ones and yellow ones.  Now some folks might say these aren't really tulips.  Some folks might say they're faux tulips.

I don't care.  Ocala has tulips and this photo proves it!  So there!
"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson