Sunday, March 31, 2013

Ocala's Big Sky

Happy Easter to all who celebrate the festival.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter-decorated house

Some folks take the bunny and egg stuff seriously...or maybe, comically!

We will be out-of-pocket for awhile.  Happy Easter and a belated Happy Passover to those who celebrate these holidays.

Friday, March 22, 2013

The "Union Jack" rolling down an Ocala street...

...on a Japanese car with a Florida U.S. Marine Corps license plate. Oh, the irony!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Race track in the fog

A few blocks from our home is a large (700 acres) horse farm engaged mainly in breeding and training race horses. This photo is of one of the farm's race tracks as it appeared on a foggy morning.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Easter Bunny's back in town!

The Easter Bunny's
Back in town
None the worse for wear
Until the kids
Climb up on him
And get into his hair
The days drag on
'Til tiredly he
Slumps down in his chair.

This photo and poem was cross-posted to Creative Confections.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Moms and babies

Photo by Lois Anne.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Memorial bench

This bench, located at the Preserve of Spruce Creek golf course, was established as a memorial to a Jim Reed, born December 13, 1938 and died July 4, 2003. I would assume that Mr. Reed was an avid golfer and supporter of the Preserve of Spruce Creek golf course.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


I think maybe one of our local cowboys had a few too many margaritas and thought this was a long, tall horse.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Horse Fever horse - hiding in plain sight

This is one of the newer Horse Fever horses and is located in downtown Ocala, next to the Marion Theater.  I've not been able to find out exactly how many of these beautifully painted horses are gracing the Ocala community, but it must be close to 100 by this time.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Gazebo downtown square... taken from Silver Springs Boulevard.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Equine DDS

It is only appropriate that in the "Horse Capitol of the World" we have persons trained in equine dentistry. I wouldn't want to pull a tooth from the mouth of a thoroughbred race horse!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Smart Car leads the pack... AutoMax, but it appears to be going nowhere.  The wee Smart Car has been sitting there for some time.  Evidently, nobody wants to buy it.  And it's so cute, too!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

Kayaks for sale

We can tell spring is upon us when the local sporting goods stores put their kayaks outside in front of the store.  These kayaks were proudly displayed at Dick's Sporting Goods.  We decided that because they float on the water, a watercolor effect would be appropriate.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Up the creek with a paddle

I thought surely this guy was going to fall in and get eaten by an alligator.  But he managed to stay upright and in the canoe until they got to the ramp.  :)  Notice it's the girls who are doing all the work.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Ocala's Korean Baptist Church

It is my understanding that there are over 200 Baptist churches in the Ocala area.  This is one of those churches, the Korean Baptist Church.  
"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