Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
No bicycles or animals are allowed at Sholom Park. It is a place for long walks, for drinking in the beauty of nature, for relaxing, for meditation. This photo attempts to portray the essence of what, for many of us, is a beautiful retreat in the midst of urban chaos.
Monday, October 15, 2012
This guy had a lot of nerve. He came right up to the deck at the pond at Sholom Park where a family was throwing pieces of bread to the Koi, which would then thrash about, fighting madly for a bread crumb at the top of the water. The heron watched carefully. When it saw a Koi taking too long at the surface, he lunged and had that Koi down his throat in a matter of seconds. Then, he'd return and wait for another victim to take too long going deep. I've found herons to be very skittish, but I could have reached out and touched this guy1 This reminded me of a video I saw recently where a heron would actually take a piece of bread in its beak, drop it in the water, and wait for a fish to take the bait and then, of course, the fish was history. Obviously, the heron had a functioning brain, for it had carefully planned its fishing procedure. And that fishing procedure was much more successful than just "sit and wait."
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Logan's Roadhouse is another "western" place in Ocala which provides peanuts in a bucket which you can eat and throw the shells on the floor. The ambiance was nice and the food was good but it's servers like Nicole and Alyssa that make the dining experience worthwhile!
Friday, October 12, 2012
This post represents a temporary foray back into the world of photo blogging. Hopefully, more forays will be forthcoming. Lola is a beautiful little creature and we ran into her and her mistress while shopping at Lowe's home center. According to her mistress, whatever Lola wants, Lola gets. And that includes going shopping in a cart at Lowe's!
"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