Thursday, November 30, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
It always amazes me how people can hold totally contradictory views at the same time. Notice the Confederate flag, a symbol of slavery and the animals, probably a reference to the NRA and its perverted interpretation of the 2nd Amendment. The Jesus of the Gospels would be a friend of neither but would bitterly denounce both the slavery flag and the guns of the NRA.
Monday, November 27, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
La Cuisine is an authentic French restaurant in downtown Ocala. It opened several years ago, and has established itself as the place to go if you want real French food. The owners/operators are from France so they know what they're doing. We have eaten here on a couple of occasions and found it to be delightful, if a little pricey.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
The story goes like this: A flock of faux flamingos was soaring over Ocala on a Sunday afternoon. One of the NRA's local mental midgets woke up from an alcohol-induced slumber, looked out the window and saw what he thought were Russian jets (a little pink, but close enough), so he grabbed his AK-47 (used only for hunting, of course) and blasted the flamingos out of the sky. When they fell, they landed in a pile.
This is the pile.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Some people hog the highways and drive as if there's no one else on the road. Others hog parking lots and park their vehicles as if no one else needs a parking space.
This photo illustrates the latter. It appears this person has hogged a total of EIGHT OR NINE parking spaces on a very busy day at Lowe's.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
These shots were taken on different days at different times. The first photo shows the entrance to the Oak House from the parking lot, and the last photo is the entrance to the Golf Club
Some might say the Oak House is the "heart" of the Trilogy resort here in Ocala. It contains a huge "living room" with fireplace and multiple seating arrangements; the Eagles Nest which offers a large-screen TV, gaming tables, a pool table, and a golf pro shop; a gym with every piece of body-building equipment you could imagine; a spa; a restaurant and bar; a mail room; and a concierge who is available at all times to assist in meeting your needs.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
It's not even the middle of November, but Santa is busy visiting shopping malls all over the world. This allows him to get an idea of the gifts the elves must put together by Christmas Eve, and also provides an opportunity for kids to tell Santa their hearts desire and get their pictures "taken with Santa." Santa watched me take this photo, and smiled big-time. Good Santa!
If you thought these were real pumpkins, you were wrong. (You also need to get your eyes checked!) No, these are actors. Their only roles are to pose as pumpkins. They've tried to get other roles in the movies and on TV shows, but they've had no luck.
So, every fall they come out about Thanksgiving time and pose as pumpkins. Unfortunately, as I've told them, they probably won't ever win an Oscar because they're acting is so wooden.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Initially, I did not intend to identify the golfer, but what the heck, he's my friend ... let's call him Walt.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Monday, November 6, 2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
This is on a fairly busy road in northwest Ocala. I'm not sure why but perhaps it was put here so people who need to go can still watch the endless parade of cars and trucks that roar up and down the road.
And it's quite warm in this part of Florida, even in November, so someone was thoughtful enough to bring a ceiling fan. In order for the system to work, it takes two people: one on the pot and one holding up the ceiling fan above the one on the pot.
Florida is really a fun place to live at times.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
These animals are found in our local mall. They have wheels so that youngsters can straddle them and roll around a specific area. Getting onto them involves quite a bit of rocking, but they are mostly about rolling and look like a lot of fun.
I asked the guy running this operation if I could try riding one of them. He mumbled something about me being older that Methuselah and how I'd probably fall off and break my neck!
I thought that was kind of rude, to say the least.
The theme for November is "Rock & Roll." You can check out how other City Daily Photo bloggers interpreted the theme here.
"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