Sunday, March 20, 2016
We are seeing more and more of these three-wheelers lately. I guess they must provide a tad more safety than regular motorcycles.
I am going on hiatus for a time. However, occasionally, I will post on the blog age of L & L Photography. Hope to see you there. Best wishes and Happy Spring to all my wonderful blogging friends!
Saturday, March 19, 2016
I did not see it until I began working on this photo. Then I realized that one of the small lights on the grille of the ambulance is burned out.
So I didn't take the photo because of the missing light. I took the photo because I wanted to capture the sense of urgency emitted by the vehicle as it came rushing toward us. (I think I failed at that.)
But then I began to wonder: if the emergency personnel don't care enough to ensure that all the lights on their vehicle are operational, dare I assume that all of their life-saving equipment is in good working order?
Friday, March 18, 2016
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Horses in the Sun (HITS) conducts an annual competition here in Ocala that runs from January through March.
We drove out there yesterday to find that not much was going on, that the horses and riders were tired, that the final competitions are coming up, and that they'll be leaving town in a couple of weeks.
There were a few people out and about but no serious jumping. One of the riders explained to us that this was a day for the "babies" to get in some training.
The only substantial jump we saw during our stay is shown in Photo #1. The young woman in Photo #2 was very nice and took some time to explain what was going on.
The young horse ridden by the young woman in Photo #3 was quite frisky but she handled it well! She did a few minor jumps in that particular arena.
And the last photo pictures one of the many pieces of equipment used to maintain the 450 acre farm where HITS takes place.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
...and because the price might be rather high, financing is available.
Ocala is not The Villages and thus our streets are not filled with golf cars, but we have a number of 55+ communities with golf courses and many of the residents in these communities have their own personal golf cars which they can drive on golf car paths within the confines of their community (and in the street if their cars are "street legal" meaning they have turn signals, lights, etc.)
When we lived in Stone Creek, I had my own snazzy little red golf car. Not fancy like this one, but it got the job done!
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Driving a back road on the way to town the other day, we ran into an entire parade of Model A's and other antique cars. They were all quite beautiful and I learned later that there was a big bash in the area for Model A owners. The photo was taken from a distance, as they were coming pretty fast and I had no way to stop and snap a picture. If you click on the photo it will embiggen and you can see the cars more clearly.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Bobby's Antique Store is located in the small town of Coleman, south of Ocala. We've driven by it on a number of occasions in the past month or two but it never appears to be open. On our last trip down that way, I noticed a number of other structures to one side of the building...they must be part of the 'Historical Village' mentioned on the front of the building.
One of these days we shall stop and see what we can find out.
I don't know if those crosses have any special significance.
Monday, March 7, 2016
These days a shopping mall that wants to stay in business must attract customers of all ages. One way to do that is to provide a bit of excitement for the younger set in hopes they'll drag their parents along, the presumption being that their parents will spend a wad of money.
Our Paddock Mall operates on this principle. I think it works sometimes.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Oh, I long for the days when so-called professionals (e.g., dentists, lawyers, doctors, etc.) did not advertise on television or radio or on billboards or on big white trucks situated in shopping center parking lots!
BTW, I've decided to use my pen name, Jacob Anson, again, for blogging.
But you can call me Lowell,
You can call me Jacob,
You can call me "Whatshisname,"
Or whatever you can make up.
BTW, we'll be out of pocket for a few days and I will not be posting. Have a great rest of the week and a super weekend!
"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