Thursday, June 26, 2014

Off on a break

We are off on a short break to celebrate 57 years of wedded bliss.  Best wishes to all!  
Keep posting those wonderful pictures.

One problem is our cats.  They are a little worried we won't leave them enough food.  Plus, as you can see, one of them has "locked" our computer so we couldn't post if we wanted to do so.

[P.S.  Thanks to William Kendall at Ottawa Daily Photo for the cat picture]

Monday, June 23, 2014

Snake in the road

On a recent bike ride, we almost ran over this little critter. So, I had to stop and talk to him about looking both ways before he tried to cross the road. But, as snakes tend to do, he just sighed and slithered away. Lois Anne saw one just like this in our yard yesterday. Maybe he followed us home?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

SECO Electric truck

I always get a charge when I see one of these electric company trucks.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Quartet aligned

It struck me right away. Four items all aligned: the fire hydrant, the electrical box, the street lamp and the tree. I mean, really, how often do you see something like that?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ocala's Goofy Car

This pile of junk disappeared months ago.  Then, the other evening, I saw it again, parked in plain sight at the Heathbrook Market outdoor mall!   A small man wearing some kind of head cover stood next to it while talking emphatically into a phone plastered to his ear.  Who he was and what this car is about remain a mystery.

But it doth appear to proffer a weird religious message which is not at all unusual as we are overrun with religious goofballs in Florida!  Unfortunately, many of them hold important government positions!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Homeless in Ocala

Local officials have made it almost impossible for the homeless to exist in our fair city. It is not as bad here as in Fort Lauderdale, however, where the folks running the place have made it illegal to feed the homeless in public places.

Monday, June 16, 2014

An archaeological artifact ... or?

We found this adorning the window of an unused space in a downtown building.  Could it be an archaeological artifact or is it just an old advertisement?

Friday, June 13, 2014

Swampy's on the Rainbow River

Swampy's offers good ol' fashioned southern cooking, a variety of drinks, good service, and a great view. Oh, also fried pickles!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Blue car with green wheels

It seemed appropriate to use a comic effect on this blue-green car parked in downtown Ocala.

Scenes from Rainbow Springs State Park

Shed at entrance to Rainbow Springs

Looking down at the Rainbow River

A safe haven - less gators

The jungle

More jungle

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Scenes from the Silver Springs State Park

Welcome sign inside the gates

Cypress trees growing through the bridge that leads into the park

Pretzels and popcorn available at the glass bottom boat marina

Lots of folks taking advantage of the crystal clear water

The canoes are right over the main spring

A crooked palm tree and a statue of the Seminole Chief, Osceola

Further down the Silver River

Friday, June 6, 2014

Do not feed wildlife!

At the headwaters of the Silver River, at Silver Springs park, at the glass bottom boat dock, this sign stands as a warning. Feeding wildlife makes them less afraid of humans and could lead to the notion on the part of the wildlife that a human is good to eat. So, if you visit Silver Springs State Park, please refrain from feeding bears, foxes, bobcats, alligators, snakes, armadillos or other such critters. Squirrels and pigeons, I would guess, are exempt from that prohibition.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Perky Poodle Posing

...just like at the Poodle Show.

Monday, June 2, 2014

The Rainbow River

The Rainbow River is one of north central Florida's most beautiful rivers. The painting effect is a Photoshop Action by Triqui.

Note: This photo was cross-posted to our blog on L & L Photography.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

"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