Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

Gators and Gear at the Oaks Mall, Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville is the home of the Gators (University of Florida). It is not surprising therefore that the local mall features a lot of "Gator" merchandise. The Oaks Mall has a center section which is inhabited mostly by various kiosks selling Gator stuff. In the center of the center section stands a full-size alligator to attract the attention of the shoppers.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Seabreeze Restaurant & Bar - Cedar Key, Florida

We've posted photos of this place previously, but it's an iconic landmark and quite attractive, so I'll doubtless post more pictures of it in the future.

The Seabreeze hasn't changed much since 1988 when we first dined here. The restaurant is on the upper level and offers great views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

A Blue Heron...

...fishing in the late afternoon at the pond in Sholom Park.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Seahorse in the Sky

Can you see the seahorse in the sky?

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Asian Chao

We found this restaurant in Gainesville, Florida. The name is so punny!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Pavilion at Sholom Park

The Hebrew word for "peace" is shalom. The meaning is quite broad, reflecting the kind of peace where all is in perfect order, where harmony rules among people and the creation. It can also be spelled "sholom."

Sholom was the word used by Sidney Colen when he built this park some years back. Sholom Park is a very peaceful place; a place to walk and meditate, a place where you can let the cares of the world wash away, a place that surrounds you with quiet and stillness and beauty.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Cedar Key Marina

The Dock is on the left...it follows a half-circle around the marina. Beyond the dock is the Gulf of Mexico.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Left Behind

While on a bike ride this morning, we saw a fellow wearing an Ocala hat down on his knees peering into what appeared to be a hole in the ground.

Some very strange people have moved up here from south Florida, so we didn't think much of it and kept on riding.

On our way home, however, all we saw was the hat. The obvious and only conclusion was that some animal had pulled the guy into the hole and in the process, he lost his hat.

So I called 911 but were surprised to learn they weren't much interested. The woman who answered the phone wanted to know where the guy came from.  I said we didn't know, but we were guessing south Florida.

She said, "That's what I thought. We don't have time to take care of these strange people from south Florida because we're so busy taking care of old people from the north."

Then she asked, "Did he have an Ocala hat?"

I said, "Yes."

"Aha!" she said. "That settles it. He was from south Florida; ev'rybody from south Florida buys an Ocala hat. Call the animal control office in Miami. Maybe they'll send someone up to investigate."

"OK" said I.  Then I thought "This guy won't need the hat anymore," so I picked it up and and we rode on home.  Funny thing - it fit!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Silver Springs State Park

This path leads to...


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Wine Dispenser - Cuvee Wine & Bistro

Cuvee Wine & Bistro is an elegant bar/restaurant, featuring 104 wines (all of which you can taste from wine dispensing machines - for a price) - and gourmet meals. It's not inexpensive, but can be a fun choice for a special night out with the one you love.

You can read all about it here.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Family That Showers Together...

...stays together - in Cedar Key

Monday, November 2, 2015

Dog Training at the Mall

Well, it was more of an exhibition than actual training. There were three different dogs and three different trainers and they put the dogs through their exercises to the delight of kids of all ages!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Ephemeral Chopper

Now you see it...but wait...

Now it's fading away!

The City Daily Photo theme for the day is "ephemeral." Please click here to see other takes on this theme from around the world.

Remember to check out my regular posts at L & L Photography.

Friday, October 30, 2015

It's a Sign!

You can't get there if you follow this sign, but treat the sign as a symbol - a directional device to let you know I'm posting a bit on L & L Photography. Just click here.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Ocala Sunset

I'm going to be taking a break for awhile. Thanks to all of my good friends in the blogosphere, and my very best wishes!

Scary Halloweenie

For $20 you can scare all the kids in your neighborhood on Halloween night. If you're so inclined.
"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