Friday, November 1, 2013
The old Marion theater in downtown Ocala has, in this photo, assumed a shape similar to the ancient ziggurats of Mesopotamia and now serves a similar purpose as it reaches to worship the movie gods on high!
The City Daily Photo theme for November first is "heights." You can view other theme day posts here.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
As you know, witches are hard to find, even on Halloween. They like to do their dark deeds, well... in the dark. We caught this one, though, hanging around a hardware store. She was in the brooms. And quite engrossed. I snuck up behind her very quietly, then jumped in front of her and snapped this photo. She was so surprised and upset she turned green. The last I saw she was going up, up, up and away on a very old broom, shaking her fist at me.
But I'm not afraid of a plain old witch! I once had an 8th-grade girl from Haiti in my geography class bring a voodoo doll to school and proceed to stick pins in me while giving me the "evil eye" because I wouldn't let her talk or run around in class! The voodoo didn't work. I don't think she passed the 8th-grade!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
This photo shows a small portion of the Glen Hill Farm, a 400-acre breeding and racing operation located very close to Ocala's center. It was bought in 1986 by Leonard Lavin, the founder of the Alberto-Culver Co., known for its VO5 brand.
Today, the farm's president and CEO is Craig Lavin Bernick, Leonard's grandson.
Glen Hill is most famous for the horse, One Dreamer, who won the 1994 Breeders Cup Distaff.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Some of you may remember a post from awhile back which portrayed what might have been a wild turkey or perhaps a stick! Those pictured today are real wild turkeys in the wilds of Ocala! There was a group of seven, but when I got too close they headed for the hills, er, the woods!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
My friend, Vitto, who is a better golfer than I am, was having a bad day today. It all caught up with him on the 16th hole where he used a black marker to express his feelings. Perhaps he thought he would gain my sympathy, but all I could do was laugh for on this day the tables turned.
I fear for the future, though!
In a previous incarnation, this place was called the Golden Hills Golf Club because it was located in the Golden Hills community. It's been sold a couple of times and was not cared for properly and the golf course became very run down. New owners, however, have changed the name and worked on the course and it's now back to its older and better self. It's a difficult course, however. If you play it, bring lots of golf balls!
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
One of the rules of golf says you must "play the ball as it lies." In other words, you can't move your ball so as to give yourself a better shot (with a few special exceptions). This is not one of those exceptions, thus the golfer might say this is "between a rock and a hard place." (It wasn't my golf ball, thank goodness!)
Monday, October 14, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
In the mall, this store is for fans of the University of Florida. Fans of Florida State University, University of Miami, University of Central Florida, Central Florida College, University of South Florida, Florida A&M, Nova Southeastern University, etc., may consider this place a waste of space. :)
Friday, October 11, 2013
Juan Passos is a very busy man. Not only does he run a lawn care service company, but also owns Handyman Solutions. Senor Passos is also fair and works very hard to satisfy his customers. If you live in Ocala and are looking for someone to care for your yard or if you need someone to do some work around the house, give Juan a call at 352-274-5795.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
This post is for my friend Memphis MOJO who, not surprisingly, lives in Memphis! He is an inveterate poker and bridge player and a huge baseball fan! If you're interested in poker or bridge
you can learn a lot from MOJO by reading his blog, "Just Sayin'".
The Mojo Grill was initially located in downtown Ocala. Then it moved a few blocks out of the downtown area. Recently, it took over the location of what was originally a Roadhouse Grill. I just learned (as you can see on the truck) that there is also a Mojo Grill in Belleview, a small town south of Ocala.
We had occasion to dine at The Mojo Grill not long ago and found it very interesting. The place is immensely popular, partly because on certain days, "kids eat free." The food portions are generous and pretty much what you'd expect from this kind of grill - burgers, French fries, steak, etc. The service was excellent but the ambiance was loud and that's the way they like it! In addition, there is live music for your dining pleasure.
You can read all about it here.