Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Santa and His Sleigh

It was really quite amazing...I took that first shot as Santa came sleighing by, and then, within seconds, it began to snow. Would you believe that? Snow here in Ocala?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Peddler's Wagon - Eustis, Florida

The Peddler's Wagon, a gift shop extraordinaire, is an icon in central Florida. Located in the beautiful town of Eustis, it offers an amazing selection of fine gifts but more importantly at this time of year, it has the largest collection of Christmas ornaments and gifts that I've ever seen.  

It is owned and operated by Kevin Jenness and his family who offer shoppers a warm welcome.  Thanks to son, Sean, for his assistance during our recent visit to this beautiful shop. 

The photos above are just a small sample of what is available at The Peddler's Wagon.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Out Of My Gourd

One day not long ago, I mentioned to a friend that the leaves on some of our trees changed colors in the fall.  He laughed and laughed and said, "You're out of your gourd!"

Well, I want you to know I am not out of my gourd.  And to prove it I offer the photo below showing several intact gourds.

And then, to show my friend just how wrong he was to laugh at me and mock me I've included shots of a few of our changing trees.  I know these don't compare with what you can see up north, but hey, they're better than nothing!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Fall in Ocala

Photo painted by Triqui.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

House 4 Sale

This beautiful home has been for sale for some time.  It's just down the road from us in the mini-horse farm area.  I love that porch and it has a large screen-enclosed swimming pool.

Notice the "For Sale" sign.  This gentleman has a number of these "You buy this house, I'll buy yours" signs up in the area.  Sounds good, but there's a bug in that soup:  At the very bottom, in small print, it says something to the effect that he and the buyer must come to agreement on sale and purchase prices.  

I didn't see anything about time limits, either.  So, the big question is:  Will he buy your home before you close on this one so you can use those funds for the purchase?  I guess I could call and find out but I've got other, more pressing matters to attend to.  I have to take a nap.  

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Lighthouse Restaurant - Lake Sumter Landing

Heading toward the Lighthouse and Restaurant
Lake Sumter Landing

The Lighthouse

Outside seating at the restaurant

Inside seating at the restaurant

Monday, November 21, 2016

Lonely Boat

Photo taken at the Juliette Falls Golf Course.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

"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