Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Big Brother Watches You!

This is the entrance area to a large sporting goods store. Do you see the three cameras? You are being watched going in and going out!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Blocking Pillars

These blocking pillars are part of a larger set in front of a local bank. Their purpose is to keep vehicles from running over patrons who walk the sidewalk up to the entrance of the bank but also to stop a person or persons from ramming a large vehicle through the front doors of the bank. Such pillars have become quite popular among many business establishments in recent years.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Nancy Lopez Legacy Country Club



Entrance to the Lopez Legacy Restaurant

Lopez Legacy Restaurant

Golf ProShop

Back Entrance to Parking Lot (For Golf Cars)

Looking Toward Buena Vista Boulevard

Swimming Pool

Golf Course View

The Nancy Lopez Legacy Country Club is located in The Villages, Florida, a few miles south of Ocala.  Nancy Lopez is, of course, one of the greatest women golfers of all time and now that she is retired, this country club is part of her legacy.

Note:  This was cross-posted to The Villages (Florida) Photos.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

This little nut...

...was playing hide and seek with me, until he poked his head out at just the right time and I caught him! On camera.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Castle Carpets & Interiors

It is my understanding that this structure was built by a man from Germany who lived in it with his family. It is currently the home of Castle Carpets & Interiors, a well-regarded local firm that sells and installs various types of flooring and related items.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Highway Bathtub

This is one way to travel and stay clean at the same time. Photo by Lois Anne.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Ready to Go!

A neighbor, all packed up and ready to go on vacation!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Kayaking & Losing Your Head

Kayaking can be a lot of fun, but there's no point in losing your head over it!

The above photo taken at Dick's Sporting Goods.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Chili's in Deland, Florida

These photos represent the HDR effect.

Friday, July 8, 2016

A Safe Confrontation

The bird could not see the cat because we have a special film on the window
But, it certainly seemed as if it could and the bird kept taunting Cleopatra for several minutes.  Cleo did not take her eyes off the bird for one second.

The photos were taken by Lois Anne with an iPhone and through a screen so the quality is quite poor but I thought the subject matter made up for the poor quality.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Fireworks for Sale

The week before the 4th of July, fireworks tents sprout up in and around the city like unwanted weeds. Then a few days after the 4th, they rapidly disappear. It's illegal to buy certain fireworks in Florida unless you use them for agricultural purposes. To get around the law, people who wish to buy these fireworks go into a fireworks for sale tent, sign a paper saying they'll use them for agricultural purposes, buy a bunch of fireworks and then blow them up on residential streets. I'll bet a lot of these folks are members of the "Law and Order" bunch. I'll bet they also break the law by driving over the speed limit.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


I think his name is Tom.  He is the "greeter" at an antique shop we visited in Micanopy, Florida.  The owner said Tom sleeps most of the time on a table in the middle of the aisle.  Tom loves everyone.

Tom was a stray who wandered into the store one day and claimed it for himself.
It appears he never intends to leave.  He's found a home.

People pet him, chuckle him under the chin, scratch his back, whisper sweet nothings in his ear and Tom takes it all in without so much as opening his eyes.  I do believe I saw him grin, though.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Backing Up Badly?

I'm not sure what's going on here, although some wag thought the owner of the truck, coming home late one night after hoisting a few at the local saloon, tried to back up into the driveway and missed. I would never suggest that, though.

Please note you will find other of our photos on L & L Photography.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Girl with multi-colored umbrella

The umbrella is to ward off the blistering heat of the sun.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Crepe Myrtle Bushes and Trees

Crepe myrtles are very popular here in central Florida.  They add much beauty and color to the landscape.  And they bloom for many months, although they do become "sticks" in the winter.

Like almost all bushes in central Florida, if you plant them and don't trim them, they will become trees.

These are just a few of the crepe myrtle bushes & trees in our neighborhood.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Looking down...

Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach in far northeast Florida is a wonderful place to live or visit on vacation. The enchanting historic district offers lots of history and many delightful shops. The people who run the place like to make visitors welcome.

One way they do this is to provide water dishes for our canine family members. Here are two women watching a family pooch slake his thirst on a very hot Florida summer day!

They are "looking down."

The City Daily Photo theme for July 1 is "Look Down." Please click here to see how other CDP bloggers have interpreted the theme.
"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