Sunday, November 19, 2017

Rainy Day at Last

It's been a long time since we've had a rainy day. So when this one came along, we were happy.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Faux Flamingos in a Pile

The story goes like this: A flock of faux flamingos was soaring over Ocala on a Sunday afternoon. One of the NRA's local mental midgets woke up from an alcohol-induced slumber, looked out the window and saw what he thought were Russian jets (a little pink, but close enough), so he grabbed his AK-47 (used only for hunting, of course) and blasted the flamingos out of the sky. When they fell, they landed in a pile.

This is the pile.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Parking Lot Hog

Some people hog the highways and drive as if there's no one else on the road.  Others hog parking lots and park their vehicles as if no one else needs a parking space. 

This photo illustrates the latter.  It appears this person has hogged a total of EIGHT OR NINE parking spaces on a very busy day at Lowe's.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Oak House at Ocala Trilogy Preserve Resort

These shots were taken on different days at different times.  The first photo shows the entrance to the Oak House from the parking lot, and the last photo is the entrance to the Golf Club

Some might say the Oak House is the "heart" of the Trilogy resort here in Ocala.  It contains a huge "living room" with fireplace and multiple seating arrangements; the Eagles Nest which offers a large-screen TV, gaming tables, a pool table, and a golf pro shop; a gym with every piece of body-building equipment you could imagine; a spa; a restaurant and bar; a mail room; and a concierge who is available at all times to assist in meeting your needs.  

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


I think Murphy is one of those dogs trained to know when a person is going to have a diabetic attack.  Our niece has one and the dog has saved her life a number of times.  Or he could be some other type of service dog.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Mall Santa

It's not even the middle of November, but Santa is busy visiting shopping malls all over the world. This allows him to get an idea of the gifts the elves must put together by Christmas Eve, and also provides an opportunity for kids to tell Santa their hearts desire and get their pictures "taken with Santa." Santa watched me take this photo, and smiled big-time. Good Santa!

Posing as Pumpkins

If you thought these were real pumpkins, you were wrong. (You also need to get your eyes checked!) No, these are actors. Their only roles are to pose as pumpkins. They've tried to get other roles in the movies and on TV shows, but they've had no luck.

So, every fall they come out about Thanksgiving time and pose as pumpkins.  Unfortunately, as I've told them, they probably won't ever win an Oscar because they're acting is so wooden.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

A Golf Headache

For those of you who do not play golf, this may look like an easy shot. People who play golf know this is a major headache. Real golf has a rule which states you must play the ball as it lies. In this case, it lies buried in sand and under the lip of the sand trap. It's an almost impossible shot, which thus makes it a major golf headache and one good reason a golfer should always carry aspirin in his/her golf bag!

Initially, I did not intend to identify the golfer, but what the heck, he's my friend ... let's call him Walt.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Trilogy Swimming Pools...

...with their blue shade covers; photo taken from across the lake on a nice October day.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Party Time

Overlooking the lake at the Ocala Preserve Trilogy Resort, it's party time at this house. As you can see, a well-lubricated and rather large frog was having too good a time! Maybe.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Antique Ford

This antique is, I believe, a Ford from the late 30s - I'm guessing '36 or  '37. I'm hoping my friend at Taken for Granted will give us all the details. What an amazing mind he has!

Monday, November 6, 2017

On the road again...

We spotted this vehicle in downtown Deland, Florida. I'm not sure what to make of it. At first glance I thought it to be carrying some sort of medical equipment. But I'm not sure. It does appear to be ready for long-distance travel.
"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