Saturday, April 4, 2009

Dock in back bay

Derelict fishing boat leaking away at Lake Sumter

In keeping with the Disneyesque tradition, the powers-that-be brought in this derelict boat and anchored it in Lake Sumter; to lend, I think, a bit of reality to what is essentially an unreal situation.

It's cute though, sitting there, leaking away.

Swedish outdoor doggie restroom

Per Stromsjo wanted to see a photo of a Swedish-colored house (blue and yellow), but I haven't been able to find one yet. I did have this photo of a Swedish outdoor doggie restroom, however. It is located in downtown Clermont, Florida.

You don't have to be a Swedish dog to use it, though.

Cedar Key Fire Station

Relatively speaking, this is a new fire station for Cedar Key. The old station was located on Main Street, and if you saw it (which you will) you would agree a new one was badly needed.

Again, I liked both the color and the B&W.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Trying to stay upright

This is Clermont, Florida. Lois Anne caught me coming down the path that winds around the lake. Yes, I was exhausted. We had ridden about 8 miles in the opposite direction (lots of very steep hills) and 8 miles back. It was the hills that killed this old man!

Dusk has arrived

This is a slightly different version of yesterday's post, taken a bit later and from farther away. You can see it is getting darker and the colors are deeper and more vibrant.

Photo by Lois Anne.

Sailboat at anchor

It was a nice, relatively cool day, but lots of sunshine which means too much contrast. Nevertheless, I tried. In the background you can see a power plant, but I can't remember it's name.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Whatcha got to eat?

The ubiquitous brown pelicans have found a new home on the new pier at Cedar Key. Photo by Lois Anne.

Dusk is approaching

The sun was setting and dusk approached when Lois Anne took this photo at Lake Sumter.

Strength and fragility

This shot is from St. Augustine, Florida.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Micanopy is open to anyone

Micanopy, a little village just south of Gainesville, is famous for its antique stores. This store wanted to make sure everyone walking by knew it was open for business.

This month's theme is yellow. Please click here to view thumbnails of all the participants.

"Bourbon St."

Directly across the street from the Spanish Springs town square is this particular restaurant.

Initially, it was an Italian restaurant with decent service and decent food. A year or two ago, it changed to a faux New Orleans style business. We made the mistake of eating there about two weeks ago. The service was almost non-existent; the iced tea was indistinguishable from water; Lois Anne's spaghetti tasted like a can of that Franco-American junk; and my sandwich bread had to be a week old.

Needless to say, we won't be back.

This month's theme is yellow. Click here to view the thumbnails of all participants.

Photo by Lois Anne.

Cedar Keyhole

This artsy shop has been in business for over 20 years and possibly much longer than that. It offers a variety of items relating to Cedar Key, including photographs. The Cedar Keyhole is located in the middle of Main Street, which is all of about 3 blocks long.

You may have noticed I added a posterizing effect.

This month's theme is yellow. Click here to view thumbnails of all participants.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lying in wake

I took this photo some years back in Key West, the rascally town at the end of the road and just 90 watery miles from Cuba. There is a certain tension, I think, between the rather large cruise ship on its way to the 3-mile limit at which point it will open the casinos to help the passengers rid themselves of their cash, and this gentleman lying in wake in his teeny little craft.

The Villages Hospital

The Villages Hospital is a very busy place. Part of the reason is that The Villages is an over-55 community and many of the residents are older than Methuselah (like me)! Fortunately, it is a fine institution, well-equipped with the latest medical technology.

Tethered to a golf cart, longing to be free

I was unable to get the name of this fine-looking canine. From the looks of the pink collar, I'd say he was a she. She was tethered to the golf cart while her owner attended to business in the local hardware store.

She wanted to be free
To come romp and play with me
But sadly, as you can see,
Such unfettered fun was not to be.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Gull & Pelican Parking Lot

For some reason, a great quantity of seagulls and pelicans and other birds were making this pier wreckage their home. Some flew off, but others flew in. The pilings were jammed.

Photo is by Lois Anne.

The Mount Dora Yacht Club

I thought this a humorous photo. Mount Dora is a small community tucked in the hills of Central Florida. The town is noted for its antique shops, a winery, great restaurants, and its location on a lake.

There must be more to the Mount Dora Yacht Club, but the day we visited Mount Dora, this little boat was the only watercraft in evidence.

Nancy Lopez Legacy Restaurant & Golf Pro Shop

Nancy Lopez, world-famous golfing legend, owns the Legacy Golf and Country Club in the Spanish Springs area.

The first photo is of her restaurant. We have dined there on one occasion and found the food, service and ambiance excellent in every way.

The second photo is the Golf Shop, a large well-stocked facility as would be expected from someone of Lopez's status in professional golf.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Waterfront Inn at Sumter Landing

Moored in Sarasota

Miss Egret has no regrets

This graceful Egret sat atop a truck. Didn't seem to mind having its photo taken.