Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Do Not Molest Plants

I honestly never knew this was a problem. Maybe it's a Florida thing?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Geese Unaware

These poor geese had no idea how much danger they were in. If they did, they would have flown right back to Toronto for the winter!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Going to the repair shop

I talked with the owner of this beautiful "antique," and he said it needed some kind of bearings. Looks like new, I told him. We had a '55 Chevy Bel Air which was slightly different than this, which, I believe, is a 1957 model.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Butterfly Garden at Rainbow Springs

Years ago the Rainbow Springs State Park, which we've featured on this blog numerous times, was a sort of mini-Disney World. There were rides, a small zoo, a rodeo, as well as swimming and kayaking. Some say it was Disney World that put an end to the old Rainbow Springs. Today, it's a great place to walk through jungle-like canopies where you will see a couple of nice waterfalls, the remnants of the old zoo and the Butterfly Garden which used to be part of the old rodeo arena. And you can also swim with the gators or kayak or canoe around them on the beautiful Rainbow River.

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Safe Haven

This is Cleopatra. When life gets too threatening, she needs a safe haven.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille - downtown

Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille is located across from Ocala's downtown square.  It is, as they say, an Ocala institution.  Good food and lots of fun.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

From the Planet Neptune

Welcome all ye who thirst!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bumper sticker afficionado

(Double-click to embiggen)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Taking a break

Not going on a train, but will be taking a break for several weeks. Enjoy the rest of the summer, which is rapidly coming to an end. If possible I may post occasionally on our blog at L & L Photography.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Ocala horse statues

Being the horse capital of the world, Ocala has lots of horses and horse farms.  Ocala also has hundreds of horse statues.  Here are just a few.  The first three are located near to the community in which we live.  The last two you may recognize as being part of the "Horse Fever" project.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

I asked this cow for a portrait...

...and this is what I got. She had a lot of nerve!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Rainbow Springs - Fun times

What could be more fun than throwing one of your friends into the springs? A great way to end the summer. School begins next week!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

So far as goats go, this one is a beauty!

Our goat was found at Ocala's petting zoo which has many goats, as well as other animals, but this one struck a chord. I think she/or he was posing for me.

Friday, August 8, 2014

A couple of goats and a lot of bull!

You'll notice I took this shot from behind a fence. You may remember a previous shot where I leaned over the fence to focus and the bull charged me! The fence is rickety (notice the broken board) and I was afraid it wouldn't hold, but I made a hasty retreat on my bicycle and got away unscathed. I was more careful this time. That bull may be small but he's very protective of those goats!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

O'Malley's Alley - downtown Ocala

O'Malley's Alley is a well-known nightspot in downtown Ocala; an old-fashioned Irish bar catering most to the younger set.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Red's is something of an Ocala area institution.  It's located just southwest of the city but its clientele come from all over the area.  Open for breakfast and lunch only, Red's offers good old down-home cooking, and they don't skimp on the portions. 

We've eaten there on a couple of occasions and the place is usually so jammed with people it's hard to find a space in the parking lot.
"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