Thursday, October 27, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Mercedes Convertible ... Ouch!

We were walking in downtown Ocala and I noticed this older, but very nice, Mercedes convertible parked in a parking lot.  I took a photo of it as I know that a number of photobloggers are into old cars and such.

On our way back to where we had parked, we passed this older, but very nice, Mercedes convertible again.  I took another photo but for a different reason.  See the piece of yellow paper under the windshield wiper?  

That's a parking ticket.  Ouch!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Pots and Plants ...

...for the Thumb people at Yard Stop, Ocala.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Hanging in there ... crookedly!

While walking through Dillard's department store the other day I noticed several racks of men's shirts where the first shirt was hung in this strange angle.

After straining my neck trying to figure out what kind of shirt this was, I asked a clerk why they hung shirts in this manner. She didn't know but said she thought that's the way "they" did things in Europe.


On the other hand, maybe the hanger person was drunk!  :)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

In-store Makeover ... Ulta (a well-known cosmetic store and salon).

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Riding Duo

This was snapped quickly in Cedar Key. I was tempted to stop them and speak of bicycle safety, but then realized I ought mind my own business.  No sense asking for trouble.  Right?

This was cross-posted to Cedar Key (Florida) Photos.

Saturday, October 15, 2016


Disclaimer: This photo has been altered and that's no bull; but the animal is! 😁

Friday, October 14, 2016

First Presbyterian Church - Palatka, Florida

First Presbyterian Church in Palatka, Florida, is located on a beautiful site very near the St. John's River.  It is a substantial congregation, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), the more liberal of the Presbyterian groups.  

The congregation offers worship services and study opportunities along with a variety of social programs, and believes part of its mission is to help meet the needs of the larger local community.

As you can see, the church building is quite impressive.  A stand-out feature is the bell tower which faces the St. John's River.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Kane's Furniture Store - Ocala

Kane's Furniture has been a fixture in Ocala for a number of years.  It is an eclectic store, offering something for most everyone...from Florida kitsch, to mid-century modern, to Hollywood glamour to French Provincial, etc.

Above are a few scenes showing a small portion of what the store offers the discerning or not-so-discerning buyer.  

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Women Bikers Take Over Cedar Key

We thought we'd take a nice leisurely drive over to Cedar Key.  It's about 75 miles west of where we live in Ocala.

Coming up Highway 19, we were overtaken by a group of women bikers, most of whom were driving beautiful Harleys.  I'm guessing there were about 30 people in the group.  

They turned left on County Road 24 and we followed.  Sure enough they led us right into Cedar Key.

At that point they went their way and we went ours.  We saw some on the Dock later, and ran into a couple of other women bikers who were not part of the group, but said some of the women were their friends.

As we left, we noted the women's bikes still parked on the bridge, and another smaller group of bikers heading into the dock.

There's just something about Cedar Key that calls to Bikers everywhere!

This was cross-posted to Cedar Key (Florida) Photos.

Monday, October 10, 2016

New York Yankees Car

The word, "fan," derives from "fanatic." A fan, therefore, is fanatical about something or someone. Sports fans are noted for their fanaticism. Some sports fans go to extreme lengths to show their love for their favorite team or player.

The owner of this car would seem to be a fanatical fan of the New York Yankees baseball team; so much so that he had his car painted with the same stripes that are worn on the uniforms of New York Yankees players.

I don't understand this, but then I'm fanatical about other things. But what those things are shall remain a mystery.

Okay, one of them is photography.  You got it out of me.  Sheesh!  Are you happy now?

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Rainbow in an afternoon storm...

It was late afternoon and a thunderstorm was passing through and I looked out the window and saw this across the fields behind our house. The photo was taken with one of my small Sony cameras, but the zoom worked and I was able to hold it steady enough so the shot came out fairly well.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Gun Boat

This gunboat was located in the St. John's River near Palatka, Florida. It reminds me of a small gunboat used by US troops on the rivers of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Willow Weep for Me

If I don't visit your blogs tomorrow it may be because I can't. A hurricane by name of Matthew has decided to visit Ocala - not directly, but close enough. So, we're battening down the hatches and securing what we can and hanging on until the sun shines again on Saturday. I think we'll be fine. It's the poor folks living in the coastal areas that are going to have real problems.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Trump's Signature Collection Shirt

Trump's "Signature Collection" shirts are not made in the USA.  Surprised?  They are made sometimes in China, sometimes in Bangladesh, or sometimes they are said to be "Imported".  But, as he proudly claims, he's smart to take advantage of the law to make a profit.  In this case even if that profit comes at the expense of children laboring in Asian sweatshops.

This particular shirt, surprisingly, was hanging on a rack in this Burlington store.  I say, "surprisingly," because I've never seen a Trump shirt of any kind before.  Burlington is noted for marking down their merchandise to somewhat "affordable" prices.  This store is relatively new to Ocala and we've shopped there a few times.  I never buy much, though, as I can get higher quality at cheaper prices at the high-end shops when they have a sale.

In addition, the Burlington store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (actually in Sunrise, Florida) got in trouble as few years back for selling goods with faux labels.  In other words the goods you were buying were not what they claimed to be.  I can't remember the resolution of the case, unfortunately.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Adam - Easy Green

Adam is the owner/operator of Easy Green Lawn Care Service. He is the best of the best! We highly recommend him for his knowledge and skill and commitment to beautiful lawn care. Adam is one of those rare people that goes the extra mile.

Adam is also a very nice human being!
"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