Sunday, January 25, 2015

Disney World on TV

This photo was taken on the 15th anniversary of Disney World in Orlando.  If I remember correctly, it pictures a cafe at the "Small World" attraction.  The year was 1986.

The TV effect is a Photoshop action by Panos FX.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

HITS Ocala 2015 - IV

Coming 'round the bend

Heading toward the jump

Made it!

Swatting flies and jumping simultaneously! 


Lunch time

Friday, January 23, 2015

HITS Ocala 2015 - III

Solid jump

Taking a walk

Who's on first?

Proud stepper

Flying through the air

Let's go home!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

HITS Ocala 2015 - II

Smoothing out an arena

We've had some rain so the grounds were very muddy

Better let sleeping dogs lie

Let's see, which way should we go?

Gorgeous, expensive saddles from France

A young girl and her horse getting in some practice

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

HITS is back in town!

HITS (Horses in the Sun) 2015, the international jumping competition, is back in Ocala at the Post Time Farm. Events are scheduled through most of March, culminating in the $1 million Gran Prix event on March 23.

We visited the HITS setup last week. It was rather cool and a weekday so not a lot was happening. But we got some decent photos which we'll post over the next few days.

If you're interested in learning more about HITS in Ocala, click here.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tree lights...

...hidden in the trees.

Monday, January 19, 2015


...this is about 1/4 mile from our house. I don't know why it's posted. No hunting or fishing is allowed, even though there isn't a lake in sight and the only animals are raccoons and coyotes. Well, maybe a black bear or two.

It's an enigma. I'd jump the fence and hike up the road just to see what there is to see but in Florida one can get shot dead for trespassing.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

Marco, the Painting Barber

Marco is my barber.  Marco has been barbering for many years, the last decade or so here in Ocala.  He does a great job and has many great stories to tell. 

Marco is also a painter.  He's a very good painter.  The selections above are his paintings hanging on the wall of the barber shop.  He has just completed a still-life and now plans a painting ot none other than Charlie Chaplin. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

McAlisters Deli ... optical illusion?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Golfing Buddies

"Where did that little ball go?"

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy (Belated) Birthday, Jesus!

I found this on my way home from golf this noon.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Friday, January 9, 2015

Car Wash Advertisement

It you turn right where this young man is standing, you will find the Cactus Car Wash. We've been there several times and they do a good job, but I've yet to pay $6.95. For some reason I never get out of there without spending close to $20.00!

This guy, by the way, was listening to music on his headphones.  We could tell because he was jumping up and down, sort of dancing, and the sign was flying every which way!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

1930's Pontiac

I do believe, but am not certain, that this is a Pontiac from the late 1930s.  Whatever, it has been beautifully restored.  Note how the back door opens toward the front of the car.  That was dangerous.  We always had to watch my grandmother so she didn't open the door when we were driving down the road and get flung into the street!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Florida Christmas Flamingoes

This post is for Red Pat at Occasional Toronto.  It seems she has a "thing" for Florida flamingoes.  We were also pleased to give this photo a Toronto feel with a little snow!  Now, if those darn birds could only sing "Jingle Bells"!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Church of Hope

This Church of Hope is located in an old grocery store building in a small strip center in southeast Ocala.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Synchronized Kayaking

The City Daily Photo theme for the first day of 2015 is "Your favorite photo from 2014."  This is mine.

For other entries on this theme, please click here.
"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