Saturday, April 11, 2009

Watching over the Nancy Lopez golf course

On this bench, if you wish, you may watch golfers playing on the Nancy Lopez golf course in Spanish Springs. If there are no golfers, it is a great place to watch the sun set.

Intercoastal bridge at Ormond Beach

Ormond Beach is on Florida's east cost, just north of Daytona Beach. This is a bridge that leads over the Intercoastal Canal to the Atlantic Ocean.

Photo by Lois Anne.

Back bay pier

Here languish a few fishing boats waiting to do their duty. As you can see, off in the distance, one such boat has met an early demise.

Friday, April 10, 2009

So whadaya lookin' at?

At Lake Sumter landing, Mr. Gull watched us with a wary eye, but I took his picture anyway.

Laughing Buddha

This laughing Buddha was for sale in South Florida at one of those places that sells statuary, pink flamingos and other goodies for your lawn. We didn't buy it, but I liked it so much I had to take its picture.


We were standing on the small beach at Cedar Key when out of nowhere this plane flew over our heads. Then it disappeared. It was quite attractive.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sunset on the wharf - Sumter Landing

Photo by Lois Anne.

Hollywood Beach perfected

I had a bit of fun with this photo...trying out some different colorations. Thought this was rather effective.

Not lazy, just tired

His master runs a boat rental business, but this canine really doesn't much care, so long as he gets his afternoon nap.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Zombie Chicken Award

Lois Anne and I wish to express our gratitude to Tricia at the Bluff Area Daily Photo blog for this wonderful award. It does signify, humorously, the sort of serious manner in which we undertake The Villages Daily Photo blog. We're not sure what else it signifies, but we sure as heck like it!

Here's the "official" verbiage related to the award:

"The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken -- excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chicken by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all..."

So, with that in mind, and even though there are hundreds of bloggers out there who deserve this award, we have chosen the following:

1. Daryl -

2. Juergen - Marburg Daily Photo

3. Mary - Detroit Daily Blog

4. Hilda - My Manila

5. M-M - Nowy Sacz Daily Photo

6. Steffe - Photos from Haninge

7. Susie of Arabia -Jeddah Daily Photo Journal

Theater windows on main street - Sumter Landing

This is the main street in Sumter Landing. The windows look in on the lobby of the theater which I believe offers 6 or 8 different movies for your viewing pleasure.

Micanopy post office handicapped parking

This motorized wheelchair was the only vehicle at the post office in Micanopy when I took this picture. An older woman drove up in the wheelchair, parked in the handicapped parking space, got out of the wheelchair and walked into the post office.

(Micanopy, you may recall is that small town just south of Gainesville noted internationally for its antique stores).

Crippled bird attacks food

You will note this poor gull has suffered an injury and is limping around on one leg. For some reason the other gulls left him alone so he could go after the fish left behind by some fishermen.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Waterfront Inn at Sumter Landing - side view

This photo by Lois Anne has been posterized.

Bumper sticker warning

Some people in Florida wear their faith, their fears and their hopes on the bumpers of their cars. I'm not sure what this bumper sticker means. I'm not sure I want to find out, either.

Going fishing? Get your bait here

Monday, April 6, 2009

The new pier at Cedar Key

Lazing away the day, fishing on the new Cedar Key pier. That includes the Pelicans!

Trees and Sky

I just liked the way the trees and sky went together in this shot, which was taken at Dade Park between Ocala and Tampa, the site of a bloody battle between the Seminole Indians and the U.S. Army.

Wharf area at Lake Sumter in Watercolor

This photo has been Photoshopped for a watercolor effect. This is the sinking boat from another angle.