Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Canadian Golf Car

This is for all of my Canadian friends. It's a golf car and I don't know how it got through the Orange-headed Monster's immigration check, but I've heard Canadians are very clever people.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Scenes From Silver Springs State Park

Main Entrance

Fee Schedule

The Rising Dead

Preening Pine

Tourist Trailer

New Walkway

Another Version of the New Walkway

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Waiting room...

...a place with which most of us are all too familiar!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Iconic Florida House

This home is located in our neighborhood, just a few blocks from where we live. I became enamored of it the first time I saw the place - it just looks the way a Florida house should look.

The first photo was shot a couple of weeks ago and you can see the vegetation has been attacked by ol' man winter.  The second photo was taken mid-summer and gives you an idea of the beautiful flora surrounding this place.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Paving Target's Parking Lot

This shot was taken in the middle of the day. You can imagine what a mess this paving created. Target customers were going in circles trying to find a parking spot.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Having Fun on the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway (Ocala Section)

Traditional biking is very popular

A traditional recumbent bike

And some people hike the entire Greenway across the state

Monday, February 6, 2017

Biking the Greenway

Ocala has part of the Florida Greenway. It's a six-mile loop through different types of vegetation and goes from relatively flat land to a hilly plateau. Biking is one of the most popular activities you'll find on the Greenway. And recumbent bikes are becoming more numerous. This gentleman had what appeared to be a modified recumbent in that he sat more upright on the bike.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Restored Model A Ford?

I do believe this is a Model A Ford, nicely restored.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Rainbow Springs Swimming Area

On the day this photo was taken (a few weeks ago) the weather was coolish. Few people were at the park as it was midweek, and as I said, coolish. The water in the swimming area, which you see pictured, is always 72 degrees F (year-round). That's too cold for me but many younger people such as my grandchildren seem to have no problem with it.

If you look closely at the center of the photo, you will see a man swimming.  His wife was also in the water, but off to the right, out of the picture. This swimming area is infested with alligators so one must be careful, but we saw no gators that day; just these two people, who upon further scrutiny, appeared to be in their 70s. I don't think that's very old anymore, but it's too old to be swimming in 72 degree water on a coolish day for crying out loud!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Glass Bottom Boats at Silver Springs State Park


These glass bottom boats have been around for many years and they are still in service and available to people who visit the Silver Springs State Park.  The first shot shows the landing, loading and debarking area.  The other two boats are moving in a circular motion above the head of the springs, where hundreds of thousands of gallons of 99% plus pure water pours out every day.

It is in this area that you can see artifacts used in the "I Spy" TV series still in place on the bottom of the river. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Loving Life

Our great-grandson, Aiden Lowell, loving life!

The CDP theme for February is "Loving Life."  You can check other takes on the theme HERE.

Photo courtesy of our granddaughter, Amber Fitzgerald, a fine photographer in her own right.

"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