Sunday, May 31, 2015

One of Ocala's most stylish cowboys

The City Daily Photo theme for June 1st is "stylish." For more takes on the theme, click here.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Party time and prom time

It's party time and prom time and that means Limousine time!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Snyders' truck at local supermarket

This seems to me to be an extreme system of advertising.  I wonder how many trucks like this are floating around.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Signs of things to come

Buy your signs here

This sign is all wrong

This is a sign you might be lost

Take this sign seriously

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Lenten Lawn Cross

Every year for many years, the residents of this house dress a cross on their lawn with a purple drape during the Lenten season. I posted a photo of this lenten cross a few years back but we drove by the other day and were surprised to find the draped cross still there as Lent was over as was Easter so naturally I had to take another picture! Perhaps they got their signals crossed?

Monday, May 25, 2015

Home of Ocala's Resident Kook

Our resident kook can usually be found on the corner of a busy intersection waving placards denouncing Obama. While he has a right to express his opinion, he is something of a distraction for drivers passing by.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Darrell's Diner

There once was a man named Darrell
who decided to open a diner
It was such a success
he thought more was less
so he opened an additional four.

Now there are Darrell's everywhere
you'll find them all over Ocala
and there are two in my neighborhood.
we eat breakfast at Darrell's quite often
the food is really quite good.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Green house

You will find this green house on Highway 491, near Citrus Springs. It's been there a long time!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Heathbrook Apartments

Good reflections are difficult. I've tried to copy some of the best reflective photogs on CDP, to no avail. So, I pop a photo into Photoshop, hit a couple of buttons and voila!

Friday, May 15, 2015

An Islamic Car?

I've posted photos of this car previously.  It has been spotted at a couple of places in town.  For the past several months it's been parked in front of our local Barnes & Nobles book store. 

I have no idea what it's all about, but the owner has added a substantial number of new posters to try to get his or her message out to the world. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Italian Shoemakers

Everyone knows the best shoes are made in Italy.  Well, that's what I've heard.  So, I'm very pleased this store opened recently in our mall.  It saved me a lot of money.  I no longer need to fly to Italia to buy my shoes! 

The Disappearing Glass Bottom Boats

It used to be, when Silver Springs Park existed, there were about 7-8 of these glass bottom boats which, loaded with tourists and locals, traversed the Silver River to allow a look at the headsprings, the varieties of fish, gators, turtles, anhingas, and assorted other wildlife - even monkeys for a time.

There are just 2-3 left.  Silver Springs Park no longer exists.  The property is now part of the State of Florida's Silver River State Park.  The rides, the kid's zoo, the carousel, the river boat rides - all gone.

It's still a nice place to visit, but most of the fun has been removed.

The boat pictured, is one of the last glass bottom boat survivors.
"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