Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Companion Animal Clinic

The lobby area of this animal clinic has been outfitted with fabric panels on the wall and hanging from the ceiling. Their purpose is to dampen the cacophony of barking dogs, screeching cats, and clamorous humans.

Monday, February 27, 2012

2010 golf car at the flea market...

...and the little jewel is only $18,000 USD!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

When is a Nook a book?

I always thought a nook was a place where you could hide away or a part of a kitchen tucked in a corner where one would sit to eat. Now I find a nook is a book. Well, sort of. More like an electronic book reader. I suppose you could take your Nook which is a book into a nook in a kitchen and sit and read your Nook in the nook.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It's called "Main Street"...

...but it's far from downtown.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Spring means baseball...

...time to go batty at Dick's Sporting Goods!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Early spring

It's been a relatively warm winter in the Ocala area and some plants began flowering a couple of weeks ago. Then we had another hard freeze, but this beauty seems to have survived.

Friday, February 17, 2012

U.S. Navy blimp

This dirigible has been floating in the Ocala sky for several weeks. The story is that the Navy is using it to test new electronic equipment.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Directing traffic...

with the help of a Walkie-Talkie...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

No war, just a military swap meet at the flea market

Some of you were very close to guessing what this was all about.  I've shown you just a few of the
numerous vehicles that were present.  Each of the vehicles had a descriptive tag and from that I was
able to determine this was a "swap meet," sponsored by the Military Vehicle Preservation Association.

I had never heard of the organization before but found this encampment to be most interesting.  I'm
not sure if people buy and sell the vehicles at this swap meet, but I think that they do.  It appeared to
me that many of those involved were friends and this was kind of like a reunion!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What war at the flea market?

There was no war.  As we followed the ambulance from yesterday around to the back of the flea market, we were utterly surprised to find what looked like a large army encampment.  All kinds of
military vehicles parked in a variety of configurations. 

The jeep in the top photo is a 1952 model, which means it comes from the Korean war years.  You'll notice the motorcycle is from WWII, 1942.

We'll show more photos tomorrow and explain what is going on here.

Monday, February 13, 2012

War at the flea market?

Marion County has a huge flea market a few miles south of Ocala. We visited there last Sunday afternoon. Coming out one of the aisles, we noted this army vehicle. Very unusual. Especially an army ambulance. So, we followed its trail. We found some interesting things which we'll show more of tomorrow...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

UGG Australia???

Ugg Australia seems kinda nasty to me! :-)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Cain for prez?

Some people don't get the word!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Ocala architecture... ain't Paris but it ain't bad! :-)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Rescued Golden Retriever

This beautiful animal was brought in to our vet by people who had overfed him terribly. He was so fat (about 120 pounds) he could not stand up and they wanted him put to sleep. The vet took him and changed his diet dramatically which made the dog pout and not eat for about 3 days. Finally, he began to eat and after a few months, he had dropped back to his normal weight of about 50 pounds. He's still with the vet and has become something of a mascot in that office.

The theme for this first day of February is animals. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
"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