Thursday, November 15, 2018
I'm old enough to remember President Eisenhower and know that today's Republicans wouldn't give him the time of day. His biggest mistake was to opt for interstate highways instead of rail transportation. But he was basically a good person which we cannot say about the current occupant of the White House.
And hell yes, although quite young, I remember Harry Truman. He was feisty and yet did not beat up on people who were poor or different than he was. He didn't take any guff and when a certain general gave him a problem, like wanting to take the Korean War into China, ol' Harry relieved him of his position. Harry knew that to fight a land war against the Chinese was irredeemably stupid!
I would take either of these two over the orange-headed monster in Washington who oozes evil and terrorizes the world with his crackpot ideas and monumental lies.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Cleopatra is my cat. She has adopted me. She's very opinionated and very bossy. She makes her likes and dislikes known. One of the things she likes to do is play in plastic bags we bring home from the store.
In this case, she's telling me to leave her alone. I can have the bag back when she's done with it. I said OK, then went and got my camera. One of my likes is to take photos of her.
Friday, November 9, 2018
This morning dove was traveling through Ocala and decided to visit the Trilogy Resort. It was a beautiful, warm morning; the various exercise groups had not yet arrived to work out in the swimming pool and thus it was the perfect time for a morning dove to contemplate a quick bath before resuming her journey.
Monday, November 5, 2018
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
Heathbrook is a large outdoor mall in Ocala. Although built several years ago, it is just now beginning to take off and I think it will eventually be quite successful.
There is a small green area in the middle of the mall, which contains several beautiful oak trees and a statue of a horse. Some years back, I did a post on this statue. It celebrates the importance of the thoroughbred industry in the Ocala area.
The first thoroughbred farm in the Ocala area was Rosemere, which started up in 1936. But it wasn't until 20 years later when an Ocala thoroughbred by name of "Needles" won the Kentucky Derby that the thoroughbred industry came into its own. Within 10 years, the number of horse farms went from a handful to many hundreds. Today Ocala is known as the "Horse Capital of the World."
This is a statue of Needles, 1956 Kentucky Derby Champion.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
These two Pilgrim friends are waiting patiently for the arrival of Thanksgiving Day when their attire won't be so out-of-place.
The powers-that-be at City Daily Photo have designated the theme for November 1 to be "Friendship." You can check all the various takes on the theme HERE.