Friday, October 30, 2015

It's a Sign!

You can't get there if you follow this sign, but treat the sign as a symbol - a directional device to let you know I'm posting a bit on L & L Photography. Just click here.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Ocala Sunset

I'm going to be taking a break for awhile. Thanks to all of my good friends in the blogosphere, and my very best wishes!

Scary Halloweenie

For $20 you can scare all the kids in your neighborhood on Halloween night. If you're so inclined.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

First United Methodist Church - Ocala

This facade has been redone recently and what you see represents just a small portion of the church complex which covers most of a city block.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Captain's Table, Rusty Rim & Coconuts - Gone!

On our first trip to Cedar Key (from Fort Lauderdale) in 1988, this was a two-story building housing a restaurant known as The Captain's Table. 

As years went by, The Captain's Table disappeared to be reincarnated as the Rusty Rim (restaurant - 2nd floor) and Coconuts (bar - 1st floor).  

We've eaten at The Captain's Table and at Rusty Rim on several occasions and it was always fun to sit and look out over the Gulf of Mexico.  Many people took advantage of the pier or dock off the end of the building as we did.  There is something special about sipping frozen margaritas while watching the sun go down.

About a year and a half ago, the Rusty Rim/Coconuts caught fire.  The top half of the building was severely damaged and it sat vacant for some time.  Then, on one trip to Cedar Key we noticed folks cleaning up the mess and we thought it was being renovated.

That obviously was not the case.  The entire 2nd floor is gone.  What will happen next is anyone's guess but I'm hoping it will continue in some fashion as a bar/restaurant on the dock at Cedar Key.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

Mr. Pumpkin Head

Frankly, I'm not sure if this is Mr. Pumpkin Head, or The Great Pumpkin. I guess I'll have to check it out with Charley Brown.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fall Colors in Ocala

Fall colors in central Florida cannot begin to compete with the glorious explosions of beauty in the northern climes, but unlike south Florida, we do experience a slight change of seasons.  This morning was 57 degrees and the humidity was low.  And we do get some colored leaves.  It's a nice change after a long, hot summer.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Perpetually Sinking Ship

Those of you who have followed our blog on The Villages, Florida, know that this sinking ship was placed in Lake Sumter at the time it was built (less than 10 years ago) as a decoration and point of interest. It's been sinking ever since, bit by bit. Every once in awhile it sinks a little too much and is bailed out and restored to its less-sinking previous position. To see it you must visit Lake Sumter Landing's downtown in The Villages. As you can see, it is again seriously sinking. I hope it will soon be brought back up whereby it can be sinking but not drowning.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox is located about a block from Ocala's downtown square. If you work in the area or are just visiting Ocala's downtown and you're looking for a place to go for lunch, you might wish to try the Lunchbox.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Scenes from the Intercoastal Waterway - Ormond Beach, Florida

This last shot was taken by Lois Anne at the beach at Ormond Beach.  Ormond Beach is a city located several miles north of Daytona Beach on the Atlantic coast of Florida.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

A Tale of Two Totem Poles

This is a tale of two totem poles that have relatively recently found their way onto the Dock at Cedar Key. No one knows where they came from or what they're doing here or what they want. They have, however, informed us of their names and demand to be addressed in the proper manner: Mr. Totem Pole with Hanging Light, and Mr. Totem Pole with Head Light.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Cruising the Silver River ... the glass-bottom boats (and a kayak or two). Photo taken at the Silver Springs State Park.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Main Entrance to Brownwood Town Square - The Villages, Florida

Brownwood, the 3rd and newest of the hometowns in the Villages, is designed around a "western" theme. I've always thought the Brownwood hometown square resembled a rodeo arena. There are several entrances to the square - this is the main or at least the most elaborate one.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Beef on the Hoof

Cows are very curious creatures; sometimes they're very skittish.

This quartet noticed I had stopped my bicycle and was pointing a small metal object at them and decided to hoof it across the pasture to find out what was going on.

I don't think they were very impressed.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

Trolling the British

This house is in our neighborhood. I have no idea as to the significance of the various artifacts but they do make for a fun photo.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Historic Marion Theater

After 70 years, the Marion Theater in downtown Ocala, is still in business. It has been through some difficult times, but has survived by virtue of the goodwill and financial blessings of people in the community. Today it is showing "Hotel Transylvania 2" and "The Intern." It's the place to go if you're tired of "multiplexes" in "megaplexes."

Friday, October 2, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Canoe & Kayak Shed/Shelter - Silver Springs State Park

The City Daily Photo theme for October 1, 2015, is "shelter." To view all the takes on this theme, click here.
"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