Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Requiem for a forest

Up until a few weeks ago, this acreage was a beautiful forest filled with oaks and pines and a variety of bushes. It abuts one of Trilogy's trails.

Then, suddenly bulldozers appeared out of nowhere and knocked it all down, which, in my opinion, is a tragedy of monumental proportions and was doubtless made possible because some developer got the County Commissioners to approve a project which will make him a lot of money while destroying precious trees.

Although I've asked around, I have been unable to determine what the land will be used for. One rumor suggests it will be a large set of storage facilities for people who have more junk than they can store in their homes. You've probably heard the phrase "ostentatious consumption," which is often an apt designation of some citizens of this fair land.

The final fly in the ointment is that they've been burning the trees they knocked down filling the air with smoke making it hard to breathe in certain nearby areas.

This past weekend has been especially busy for myself and Lois Anne, so I'm a bit behind on my commenting.  Also, with regard to the previous post featuring a bunch of chairs, those who guessed that it was a dentist's office were correct!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018

An Office

But what kind of office is this?

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Trilogy Resort ...

...a look at the Oak House from across the lake.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Water Tank - Downtown Ocala

This is a large round water tank located in the downtown area of Ocala.  It has been painted with scenes showing food sources endemic to our area.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Roofing it!

Roofing it requires persons fleet of foot!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


If you were to ask me for directions, I'd have to say I don't think you can get there from here unless you're going north or south! 🤭

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Bikes at Dick's

Dick's is a sporting goods store which sells just about any kind of sports equipment you can imagine along with clothing and shoes and guns and treadmills, etc.

Dick's also sells bicycles.  The cheaper version.  They look pretty good.  And they're not bad.  However, a bike repair man told me it's not always a good thing to buy a cheap bike.  In a year or two it is likely to need repairs and you'll end up spending about as much as it cost originally to get it fixed.

He may have been exaggerating.  But I don't think so; especially if you ride a lot.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A Big Oak Tree

You could tie a yellow ribbon around this big oak tree but it would have to be a big yellow ribbon!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

They came from Texas...

...and believe, perhaps, that the couple that ________ and ________ together, stays together. Fill in the blanks with "bikes" and "kayaks" and see if that works. There are two kayaks. There is one bike, but it is a tandem, which means two can ride as one.
"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