Saturday, January 20, 2018
This is a gas pump located at one of our local stations. Some moron in marketing got the bright idea that customers would love to watch the news and ads for various products while pumping gas. And the customers, of course, are a "captive" audience...it's perfect.
Not all of the gas stations in Ocala do this, but it's becoming more popular so I expect to see additional stations adopting the idea as time goes by.
For a guy who mutes every ad that shows up on my television, this drives me crazy!
Thursday, January 18, 2018
This vehicle is from out-of-state. Although I wasn't able to interview the driver, it appears we have had a Zombie outbreak here in Ocala. But I'm not worried. If the people who own this truck see this post, I'd suggest they head to Washington, D.C., where dead people walking is a common sight!
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
This slice-of-life was taken at the Gainesville, Florida airport. The young man appears to be leaving on a jet plane as he has gone through security and is in the arrival/departure lounge. The young lady, with whom I'd guess he is familiar, is in the area reserved for those who are awaiting someone's arrival or watching someone's departure.
These two could not hear each other through the window, so voila! they were saved by technology and could "converse" through their smart phones. It worked pretty well from what I could tell.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Monday, January 15, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
If you were in a boat and went to the right side of the dock area, you would find the famous spring 50 feet below. You would also see some artifacts left in the water from various movies and TV shows that were filmed here. "I Spy," was one of them, a James Bond movie, and many, if not most, of the Tarzan movies were filmed in Silver Springs.
But it's the springs that make Silver Springs what it is. The cave at 50 feet below gushes forth with about 1/2 million gallons of water every 24 hours. That's enough water to quench the thirst of New York City for a day. The water is 99.9% pure and is at 72 degrees Fahrenheit year 'round.
The water becomes the Silver River which feeds into the Ocklawaha River, and then into the St. John's River and finally into the Atlantic Ocean.
Friday, January 12, 2018
It seems rather appropriate that one of our neighbors, whose house is located adjacent to a large horse farm, should have twin Mustangs sitting in their driveway. Of course, these particular Mustangs are made by Ford. They just appeared one day "out of the blue," as is said. I think they are quite handsome.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
I posted a photo similar to this one a few months ago. This is a large space in the line of shops which make up the Silver Springs commercial area, and is just across from where the glass bottom boats board visitors.
In all the years I've visited Silver Springs, I've never noticed this space. Now, it appears to be used for various large events. In my previous posting, I believe it was staged for a wedding reception.
That maybe the case here but these colors are more Christmasy than wedding. The photo was taken after Christmas but I have a feeling it had something to do with that holiday.
You can get a glimpse of the boarding area and one of the glass bottom boats in the reflection.
Monday, January 8, 2018
The Villages is a huge municipal complex, consisting of three main "hometowns" and hometown areas. The first was Spanish Springs; then came Lake Sumter Landing; and relatively recently, Brownwood. I'm not certain of the statistics as The Villages continues to grow at a rapid pace, but suffice it to say that there are probably some 50,000 homes and many more people and just as many golf cars.
Brownwood has a western theme and so the downtown area resembles an old west town, which is rather funny, because we are about as far east in the United States as one could get!
At any rate, wagon wheel benches are part of the "western" theme and thus you'll find a number of them in the Brownwood downtown.