Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
The Cactus Car Wash opened for business last year. It is a modern, up-to-date facility, offering those who wait wireless Internet, food service, and a fireplace for those "cold" Florida winter days.
We've been there twice. The first time they did an excellent job. The second time, not so good. We'll probably try once more.
Posted by Jacob at 6:24 PM
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Found in a parking lot. Just laying there. All pinkish. One little girl's shoe. How did that happen? To whom did it belong?
One could even write a poem about this kind of thing. Wait, I did that! In fact, it's called "Orphans of the Feet," and you can find it here.
Posted by Jacob at 7:48 PM
Saturday, April 17, 2010
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a photo of this tree, barren of any foliage. Some folks wondered if it had been pruned so severely that it would die. In Florida, it is hard to kill most plants, and even the slightest weed will grow into a tree if not cut down!
You can see the original shot here.
Posted by Jacob at 8:32 PM
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Tijuana Flats is a Tex-Mex chain, begun in 1995 by a young man, Brian Wheeler, while he was a student at the University of Central Florida. He opened his first restaurant in Winter Park, Florida. Since then, the chain has taken off, and now counts something like 60 restaurants in several states (most are in Florida, however.) It is noted for its hot sauces (700 of them!) and colorful decor.
Justin, the manager of Ocala's Tijuana Flats, is an upbeat young man who greeted us enthusiastically, assisted in our menu selection and continued to ensure that the food was prepared to our satisfaction.
We'll be back!
Posted by Jacob at 5:09 PM
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
In downtown Ocala, this small but delightful shop offers a plethora of goodies, most of which are handmade by the proprietress, Laura V. DellaPorta. Laura graciously posed for our photo although she was very busy arranging her beautiful and delicate wares.
Thank you, Laura, and we wish you the very best in the future! May Verbena grow and prosper!
Posted by Jacob at 6:39 PM
Monday, April 5, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
We met Regina on Saturday afternoon in downtown Ocala...she had just stepped outside of the En Ve beauty salon for a breath of fresh air. Regina was very sweet and agreed to let us take her photo. While I didn't ask, methinks she was getting all spiffed up for her husband. And, of course, for Easter Sunday.