Friday, August 1, 2014
Meet Ricky the inquisitive raccoon who lives at the Ocala Golf Club.
Actually I don't know if his name was Ricky - I just made that up. For some reason he looks sort of like a "Ricky," and he was certainly inquisitive. I think he intended to beg for food; we did have some nice candy bars in our golf cart that the crows hadn't stolen. But he decided begging was beneath him and he knew he'd find all the food he needed in neighborhood garbage cans that night.
So he scampered across the fairway and into the woods. That was the last we saw of Ricky.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
When I left the grocery store, she was sitting in a chair by the door, bent over, her face white with concern, as people stood around trying their best to give comfort in her discomfort. Then came the EMTs to carefully put her on a stretcher and carry her to the nearest hospital.
I hope that she has recovered fully and is back grocery shopping.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Dr. James Duke is a highly-regarded orthopedic surgeon located here in Ocala. He's a graduate of the University of Florida, a school which has as its symbol an alligator. People who attend the University of Florida in Gainesville are known as "Gators."
Many of these people are rabid fans. Fanatics.
Ocala is full of U of F alumni. They can also be fanatics.
Dr. Duke has worked with the athletic department at the University of Florida for a number of years so he is doubly involved in the school's efforts to offer a quality college education. He is an avid fan. His office is filled with U of F memorabilia. This gator coiled up on the coffee table in his waiting room is one piece of that memorabilia.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
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
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
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
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
Monday, June 16, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014
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