Friday, September 25, 2009

Horse farm, north Ocala


What caught my attention was the very large house, which looked more like a hotel and sat alone with no landscaping to speak of.

Nikon D300. f25, 1/25sec, ISO 200, -.03.

27 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

That's actually kind of interesting and attractive that way--wonderful capture and composition.

Lee Spangler said...

maybe they don't want horses to munch or crunch the flowers.

Memphis MOJO said...

You sure live in a beautiful section of the world. Nice shot.

Vogon Poet said...

You are right, that house looks like dropped there from somewhere else. Anyway it gives to this image a strange atmosphere, and I like this.

Small City Scenes said...

I like this one too. I wonder if the house is as old as it looks. Sorta Federal style. Very nice. MB

Kcalpesh said...

I'm loving it! I can't imagine a house like that! Picture looks awesome with bright colors and a very nice composition!

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cieldequimper said...

What catches my attention are those whatever you call them... awnings??? With the little spires? They are lovely!

Kate said...

Landscaping or not, I could live there! Your photo shows a scene that is neat and trim.

Paula said...

This picture is so peaceful and nice.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very stark, isn't it? Are they afraid if they plant shrubs some thief will hide in it before breaking in? Or are they so busy with taking care of the horses that they haven't thought about what the house looks like? Hmmm. I'm sure there must be a logical explanation...OK almost sure. ;-)

brattcat said...

I like the horizontals of this, Jacob.

B SQUARED said...

I have seen the same thing many time and have wondered why. We may just have to drive up and ask one of these days.

Leif Hagen said...

Maybe they're too busy feeding and brushing their horses to do landscaping? It IS all about the horses, Jacob . . . .

Bibi said...

Grandma Moses-type of picture, with the crisp, white house, clean lines.

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

It is indeed a very beautiful building. Lovely composition.

It looks like a mansion actually.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Best regards
Asta

Cezar and Léia said...

I'd like to live, or at least stay for a while, in an idyllic place like this!
God bless you!
Cezar

tapirgal said...

This reminds me of old farmhouses in so many places. There's no thought or time for the landscaping and garden, because it's all about the farm. It reminds me of travelling through Pennsylvania as a youngster. But back to the horses. I had no idea about Ocala and horses. I wonder if you accidentally woke up in Kentucky?

Lisa Wilson said...

It looks like a painting!

Jarart said...

Everything is so green there! Lovely.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Maybe you just found the place where the stuff lives. They don't need landscaping to feel good, methinks. (;

Jacob said...

@ Tapirgal - Nah...I think Kentucky is a copy of Ocala, but with fewer horse farms. :-)

nopham said...

Just beautiful! It's my Florida.

Lois said...

It is lovely. You'd think with a house like that they could afford a gardener to landscape the place, but it's their house and I guess they can do whatever they want!

jusdealem said...

That is odd about the lack of landscaping...maybe they put all their money into the horses? Lovely shot, tho!

Don and Krise said...

It is interesting. They evidently don't feel they have the time to tend to a lot of flowers, but have enough grass that it takes six hours and three tanks of gas to mow it. Beautiful place though, you can't deny that.

Crisp and clear as usual Jacob. I really admire how nice your photos are.

Dan J. said...

That place is beautiful. I am continually amazed at the horse facilities near you. It is amazing. This property is very impressive. I think I could get used to that as a homestead.

Eamon said...

It's a very square house. You're right - it looks a bit odd standing there alone. Bare. A good subject for that reason alone.

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