Saturday, December 31, 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

The dancing cloud

For too short a time, a cloud danced over Ocala...then it skittered away...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Black Horse - downtown Ocala

The above photo by Lois Anne.

I'm quite surprised that the "decorations" on this horse have not been "appropriated" by local vandals. Hopefully, the bad guys will leave this beautiful horse alone.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Amateur photographer

We were walking toward another of the new "Horse Fever" horses in the downtown Ocala area, when we spotted an "amateur" photographer taking the equine's picture. So, naturally, I took a picture of her taking a picture. What else could I do? The horse is one of the most attractive of the new horses, and we'll be showing some close-ups of it and its decorations soon.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ferris Wheel - Closed for business

This is the 2nd year a ferris wheel has been installed in downtown Ocala for the holidays. On a gray, rather gloomy day, we stopped to get a closer look. But, alas, it was not open for business. And except for one mother with three disappointed little kids, no one else was around. The ferris wheel operates only on the weekends, so far as we can tell.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Mall train

We don't have adequate public transportation in the city of Ocala. But we do have a train that runs around the mall. You can ride it for $3.00. I've seen a few kids in it, and I saw Santa getting a ride, but sometimes it's completely empty. It's not really dangerous, but be careful to look both ways when you exit one of the mall stores!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Christmas tree at the Heathbrook Outdoor Mall

And we wish all a wonderful holiday celebration!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Quarter Horse - downtown square

This is one of the new "Horse Fever" horses in Ocala and is literally a "quarter" horse. Attached in various places on this horse are quarters...plastic quarters. Unfortunately, persons unknown have pried many of them off leaving the poor horse with numerous scars. We'll show close-up photos of the horse in the near future.

Photo by Lois Anne.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas card shopping

Do you still send out cards via "snail mail"? Are your cards all done?

Friday, December 16, 2011

Fat Kats - downtown Ocala

I wonder what goes on behind closed doors ... hmmm ...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Santa at Ocala's Paddock Mall... his assistant instructions regarding unruly kids. And unruly adults. Both,

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

One of the new "Horse Fever" horses... On Top Of The World in southwest Ocala.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

University of Florida Christmas Tree...

...spotted in the office of Dr. James M. Duke, surgeon extraordinaire!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Letters to Santa go here...

If you "believe," as most everyone said they did, y'all better send off your letter to Santa asap. The big day is not far away!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Macy's "Believe Meter"

Do you believe in Santa Claus?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hello gorgeous?

Gorgeous is located in downtown Ocala.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Horse Fever Horse... of about 80 Horse Fever horses residing here and there in and about the city of Ocala...

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Sunny Week

May the light of the sun, reflected in the delicate petals of these sunflowers, light your path throughout the coming week.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Bakery at Panera Bread...

...a place it behooves me to stay away from!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

"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