Wednesday, June 13, 2018

No Passing!


This is Highway 225A which runs north from Ocala to where it meets Highway 441 and continues on to the City of Gainesville, which is the home of the University of Florida.

There are a number of large, beautiful horse farms along this stretch of the highway, but as you get farther north you'll see run-down very shabby homesites, along with a dreary little town which has very little to offer its residents.

As you can see, we were required to stop at this point, while cars coming from the other direction were given the rightaway.  We were pleased to note it would not be a long wait.  Evidently, the electric company was repairing lines and cutting away branches which could become a problem as hurricane season approaches.

17 comments:

silvia de angelis said...

E' sempre un piacere, vivere la vita d'altri paesi del mondo, tramite le tue fotografie...
Un saluto,silvia

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Gosto desta fotografia.
Um abra├žo e tenha um bom dia.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Andy said...

It's the sky that has grabbed my attention. Clouds like that are a common sight in Florida.

Tom said...

...I live off of Highway 441, must be a different one!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

These beautiful old horse farms evoke the Florida of yesteryear. Even with the road workers and the game of "dodge the cones."

Janis
GDP

Bibi said...

wooo! Big sky.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a fabulous sky, tres dramatic! #45 is making it so stressful for you all Lowell, hopefully every senate election between now and 2020 will turn the tables ✨

Gosia k said...

Lovely photo

RedPat said...

When driving to Florida the horse farms were aways a sign that we had arrived!

Marleen said...

When we were in the States several years ago we were surprised to always see someone -man or woman- holding the sign. We are not used to see that here, just a sign or a traffic light.

Sharon Anck said...

It's nice to see they are making some preparations.

William Kendall said...

The sky is amazing!

Karl Demetz said...

Luckily you had to stop, otherwise you couldn't take this wonderful picture !

Taken For Granted said...

Turns out that guy with the sign has a dangerous job. Many road construction workers are run down every year by drivers who do not slow down. Good road working photo. And I did manage to stay out of jail all on my own.

Michelle said...

Those clouds are beautiful. Nice that you had to stop and snapped this pic.

Kay said...

Gorgeous clouds. But I have to admit to a moment's pause when I read the words "hurricane season." "Berry picking," or "crabbing" sure, but "hurricane season is not at all something I'd like to have on my calendar of seasons.

magiceye said...

The sky looks more threatening than the traffic!

Lovely capture!

"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