Friday, May 22, 2015
There once was a man named Darrell
who decided to open a diner
It was such a success
he thought more was less
so he opened an additional four.
Now there are Darrell's everywhere
you'll find them all over Ocala
and there are two in my neighborhood.
we eat breakfast at Darrell's quite often
the food is really quite good.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
I've posted photos of this car previously. It has been spotted at a couple of places in town. For the past several months it's been parked in front of our local Barnes & Nobles book store.
I have no idea what it's all about, but the owner has added a substantial number of new posters to try to get his or her message out to the world.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
It used to be, when Silver Springs Park existed, there were about 7-8 of these glass bottom boats which, loaded with tourists and locals, traversed the Silver River to allow a look at the headsprings, the varieties of fish, gators, turtles, anhingas, and assorted other wildlife - even monkeys for a time.
There are just 2-3 left. Silver Springs Park no longer exists. The property is now part of the State of Florida's Silver River State Park. The rides, the kid's zoo, the carousel, the river boat rides - all gone.
It's still a nice place to visit, but most of the fun has been removed.
The boat pictured, is one of the last glass bottom boat survivors.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Kitsch is a word with varied meanings, but when you speak of Florida kitsch, you're referring to funky, colorful items such as this palm tree, plastic pink flamingos, etc. Actually, there is less Florida kitsch here in Ocala, and this palm tree with the purple trunk would be more like what you'd find in south Florida, which is inundated with kitsch!
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
These two photos are of the same sculpture. They provide an example as to why "eye-witness" testimony is so unreliable (especially in a criminal trial where lives are at stake). What we "see" depends upon where we stand, the light, the complexity of the subject, and what our mind wants to see. Photographs can also be unreliable when it comes to getting the "real" picture.