Saturday, April 22, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Long Hauler

I don't know much about this. It appears to be a rig that hauls equipment trailers - perhaps for entertainment figures or convention planners. Note it has New York license plates. Before we left, we saw a middle-aged man and woman climb into the cab. It was quite impressive in terms of size and I've not seen anything quite like it.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Lady is a Jumper

The Lady is  jumper.  She believes a jumper should be beautiful.  She has her mane styled at Auntie Mane's Hair Stylists shop in Ocala.  Or maybe it is in Gainesville.  If not there, maybe The Villages.  If not there, where?

Monday, April 17, 2017

Itchy Birthday Bunny

Oh, I've got an itch!

That's better!

A short time ago we came upon a kid's birthday party at Sholom Park while out for an afternoon stroll.  A bit later we found this "bunny" hiding out in the flora and determined he had been hired to make a make a grand appearance at the party.

The costume must have been itchy.  You can see he begins to scratch in the first shot but finally finds the itchy spot in the second shot.

Shortly after we took these photos he was called to come out of hiding and he hopped on over to the party which was in a clearing amidst the trees.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Cleopatra Living Life To The Fullest

Ah...this is very comfy.

But...this is way better!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easter Bunnies & Easter

I don't know what rabbits or little bunnies have to do with Easter. But these bunnies are everywhere. Along with eggs. Bunnies don't lay eggs. So where did the eggs come from?

Happy Easter to all who celebrate the holiday, with or without bunnies and eggs.  

This bunny, however, looks more like a dog than a wabbit.


Friday, April 14, 2017

Pushing one's luck

Please note the sign. I watched this guy for about ten minutes! Ten minutes! I'd say he's pushing his luck.

However, I'm not sure the local hoosegow has an accommodation for such a bird so maybe they'd let him go with just a warning.

Plus I think he's from Alabama so would probably flee the jurisdiction anyway.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Case of the Missing Golf, Golfer

Some people will do anything to retrieve an errant golf ball.

Sunday, April 9, 2017


Mudpie is a relatively new store in our relatively small shopping mall. From the outside, Mudpie appears to be a place where women and children can buy clothing along with photo frames and other sundry items.

There's nothing wrong with that, but I fail to understand why anyone would name a store "Mudpie." That's not much of a step above "cowpie," and I've stepped in a few of them in my life.  Not fun!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

At Home - Plantation Resort, Amelia Island

The first photo presents a cozy little home we discovered while wandering around the Plantation Resort on Amelia Island.  The second photo offers a partial view of what one might see from the deck or the windows of that home.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Golf Car Bridge

Golf cars coming and going across Highway 441 on the golf car bridge in Spanish Springs, The Villages.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Citrus and Baby Gators

A typical scene at most exit/entrances along Florida's Interstate highways.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Trucks bearing cars...

When I first saw this scene in the parking lot of our local mall, I thought there must be a horse show somewhere. That first trailer to the right has a picture of a horse on it, right?

Yes, but I was wrong. Turns out there was an auto show just down the road at the college and these trucks and trailers were used to carry the vehicles. We didn't make the show, but I did get an interesting picture.

P.S.  There were many more trucks and trailers behind these but I couldn't get them all in the photo.

Monday, April 3, 2017

California Kayaks

It's a long way from California to Florida. And why haul kayaks all that way? Are there not places to go kayaking in California? Hmmm...

Sunday, April 2, 2017

A Friendly Ibis

The other day on another blog, I saw photos of red ibises.  I had not seen such before.  This is a white ibis with red beak and legs.  It was quite friendly.  I think he/she just wanted me to get a good look.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Bridge with a Lock

This post can be titled as above, or it could be titled: "The River Seine is Wet." 

The following poem is from my book, Perched on the Edge.

Bridge with a Lock

Paris features bridges
some with clocks
and some with locks.
The locks are fastened 
there by lovers
who appreciate themselves.

There is a bridge
that has no clock
but has a lot of locks.
I'll be waiting 
on that bridge
out amidst the locks.

So you will have
to look for me
on the bridge without a clock
standing by a lock
because you're the only one
who has the proper key.

You said you felt you had the need
to let our love go free
but I don't know what that means
and I can't afford to wait.
I think I'll jump into the Seine
if you're a minute late.

This poem was used by permission of the author.  😎

The theme for April 1 is "Wet."  The above is my interpretation which allowed me to use one of our Paris photos and to promote my book!  Such a deal!

Other interpretations of the theme can be seen HERE.

Friday, March 31, 2017

You ought to hear them sing!

These three snobby little gulls want you to believe that they can really sing, like a real trio. They think you'll believe that because humans are gullible.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Hiding out

The boat, "Shirley," became a hiding place for this gull.  The boat, bobbing gently in the waves, provided a certain amount of protection for the bird who had sought out its own special place far from the maddening crowd!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Coming home...

...after a watery adventure!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Go away, I'm sleeping!

Photo taken at the Plantation Resort, Amelia Island.

Sunday, March 26, 2017


...while the shopping game goes on...

Saturday, March 25, 2017

A "Must Have"

This was found in one of our upscale department stores. The newest thing in "fashion," indeed a "must have" - a khaki suit - in one case with torn jeans. It took me awhile to get the shot because I had to stop laughing!

Sometimes I'm convinced there is no hope for the human race!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Stone Creek Golf Club - Part II

White pelicans sailing one of the ponds

The tree with the eye!

The rock and the hard place (posted previously)

Stone Creek entrance area from the 18th green

Sunrise from 10th tee box

Stone Creek Mountain

The back nine fenced in

Playing amidst the geese - a messy proposition!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Stone Creek Golf Club

Stone Creek Grille & Golf Pro Shop

A view of the practice range

Sunday morning on the 1st tee box

Canadian Geese inhabit the course - these two are a couple!

The infamous tree on hole #11

Stone Creek is a Del Webb 55+ development which, when completed, will consist of about 3600 homes.  There are many amenities, such as a beautiful 18-hole golf course, and it is a gated community which provides an element of safety for the residents.

The PGA Head Golf Professional is Marc Russell.  Marc has played an important role in making the Stone Creek Golf Course one of the finest in all of central Florida.

We'll show more of the golf course and community tomorrow.  For those who are interested, we do have Stone Creek galleries and slide show on our website.  Just click here:  L & L Photography.

"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