Saturday, April 29, 2017

Video Wall

The Video Wall is an action courtesy of Panos Photoshop Actions. The photograph is of a painting, artist unknown. It was a fun project.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Mutt & Jeff


and Jeff

Mutt & Jeff were a pair of beloved comic strip characters that I remember from my youth. Rather like Laurel and Hardy, they bumbled their way through life. Mutt was a tall nogoodnik who loved the track. Jeff was a midget-sized character from an insane asylum who, like Mutt, enjoyed horse racing.

You can read more about the duo HERE.

The only relationship these boats have to Mutt and Jeff is that one is tall and one is small.  What else could I call them for cryin' out loud?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Scenes from On Top of the World

On Top of the World is a very large (and growing) 55+ community located in southwest Ocala. It offers a wealth of amenities, such as community centers with swimming pools, spas, billiard rooms, libraries, etc.  There's a dog park and walking trails.

It all began with the Colen family in 1947.  They developed several of these communities in Florida but the Ocala site is arguably the best.  One of the things of which they are most proud is the "Lifelong Learning Education Center," which offers classes and lectures on just about any topic one can imagine - there are 700 plus such offerings every semester.

OTOW provides three golf courses, one of which is open to the public which also features a driving range, practice facility and pro shop.

There's much more and if you're interested you can get additional information HERE.

Flag & Flowers

Cultural Center

A Horse Fever Horse

North Entrance

A Utility Van for Various Purposes

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Grumbles (II)

Here are a few more shots from Grumble House.  The first two show a variety of pots in a variety of colors perched on the porch of the house.  The next three give you a glimpse of the many treasures to be discovered inside the house.  And the last one is a work wagon out in the yard.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Grumbles (I)

Grumbles House is an institution in the small town of Dunnellon which is located a few miles southwest of Ocala.  

It combines antiques and plants and a variety of assorted goodies with something for almost everyone.

The 2nd shot above gives you an idea of their outdoor garden.  The third shot is of a small shed on the back of the property, and the fourth shot is of a "new" addition to the Grumbles company - a building which sells "boutique" items, including some clothing.

I shall post some photos of the interior of the main house tomorrow.  Meanwhile you can learn all you need to know about Grumbles on their website HERE.

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.
"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