Monday, July 13, 2015

Selfie in a Kayak

We'll be taking a break for a time. Have a great summer!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Leaf That Could

I came across this photo the other day. I do not remember when or where I took it. It was one leaf, a bright red one, hanging on despite being surrounded by barren desolation. Maybe there's a moral in this somewhere.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Lost and Forgotten

Mimi's Restaurant. July. Ninety-five degrees.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Hammering Man - University of Florida

This large statue is near the Art Museum at the University of Florida and is a "hammering man," the hammering action being driven hydraulically.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Frog Bird House

I'm not sure, but I do believe this is some kind of froggie bird house.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

En Garde?

This must be new. I've never before seen the sign nor have I heard of a fencing club in downtown Ocala. But, it's probably a good warning if you must be there at night. En Garde!

Monday, July 6, 2015

New Medical Center for Seniors

My sources of information, which are impeachable, tell me this is going to be a new comprehensive care medical center geared to serve our senior citizens. It's very large.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

May we play through?

...this happened on the Royal Oaks Golf Course. I guess we were playing too slow!

Saturday, July 4, 2015


Spotted this one at Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages. I have no idea what it is but it seems to resemble a Batmobile. Maybe?

Friday, July 3, 2015

Crepe Myrtle Sunburst

The crepe myrtles are blooming all over our area, in a variety of colors. They are gorgeous!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hurrying Home

It was early evening in The Villages. While some stores were closing down for the day, restaurants and bars were doing a booming business. Dancing was commencing in the town square. But the lady driving this golf cart was heading home. Fast! I just hope no one got in her way!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Upside of the Downside - Aiden Lowell Fitzgerald


The theme for the first of July is "Upside Down."

The photo features our latest great-grandson.  His name is Aiden Lowell Fitzgerald.  I prefer that he be known as A. Lowell Fitzgerald, but I don't think that's going to happen.  Nevertheless, I predict he will become a great poet or possibly a comedian.

The picture features his downside.  The upside is that once A. Lowell is down, he will remain down for quite awhile. Or, until he gets hungry.  Which means his mother can do other things, like take a nap.  

And some clown thought this funny enough to turn upside down in celebration.  The clown's name is William S., another poet with a small reputation.

If you click HERE, you can view other takes on the theme by City Daily photographers.

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Handsome Steed

He was a handsome steed
of indeterminate parentage
and what were the odds
such a one-of-a-kind wonder
should end up captured and confined
in an art gallery
in a small little town
in the middle of nowhere
in Florida of all places
where most of the faces
were lined and worn
from the wind and the sun
where people went not to galleries
but rather the beach
to have their fun

So he was left to himself
to gaze out the window
at the walkers and gawkers
who sauntered along
who sometimes caught his eye
and then stared and wondered
how in the hell he got there
which of late is what he'd been
wondering himself
'cause it had been a long time
and the sign said "Don't Touch!"
which drove him mad
and made him sad
for like most equines
he loved human contact
and now he was aging fast
and was plasticized with fear
that soon he'd be put on the shelf
where the only thing that
could ease his mind
was the thought he would not
be made into a couch.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Busy Day on Saturday at Cedar Key

On Saturday, the fishermen and fisherwomen come out in droves to Cedar Key. They bring their boats. On trailers. Sometimes I think there are more boat trailers than their are residents!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sugarmill Restaurant Sign

The Sugarmill area is southwest of Ocala. We stopped at the Sugarmill Restaurant for lunch the other day. It was not a good experience. The service was lacking and the food mediocre. We won't be going back again. The beat-up old sign with flags waving in honor of Memorial Day or the 4th of July or something gives you an idea as to what the place is like.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Photographic Poetry ...

a symphony in leaves
and all the earth sings
songs of joy and
breathes, breathes, breathes.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Real Hot Rod!

We found this is The Villages. From the emblem on the back it appears to originally have had something to do with the Chrysler Corporation, but I'm not positive.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Afternoon storm

This is a typical afternoon storm rolling into our area, formed by the collision of hot air with cooler air, usually from the Gulf of Mexico.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Pawn Shop Army Jeep

As far as I can tell, this vehicle is used primarily to garner attention from passers-by; it is an advertisement for a pawn shop.

Friday, June 19, 2015

A sculpture or ?

This is not meant to be a puzzle, but I'm just not sure what the heck it is! We discovered it downtown. There are lots of goofy things downtown!
"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