Saturday, May 30, 2009

Main Street - Clermont, Florida

A few shops along the main street in the delightful town of Clermont, Florida.

Lamp & Hibiscus

Waiting for a wind

Friday, May 29, 2009

Law Office in Lake Sumter Landing

You'll find this law office and many other service-oriented businesses along the main street leading into Lake Sumter Landing.

Naples sunset

The beautiful town of Naples on the southwest coast of Florida often provides photographers with magnificent sunsets.

Lobster traps

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Evening falls on Lake Sumter

First Baptist Church of McIntosh

McIntosh, Florida is located about 25 miles north of Ocala on Highway 441. A very small town, it is noted for its antique stores (most of which are open only on weekends) and an annual arts and crafts fair which draws thousands of people.

First Baptist Church was chartered in 1903 with 33 members. After several additions and renovations, it is still going strong today.

Photograph by Lois Anne.

Yellow house

You'll find this yellow house, which is inhabited, just across the road from the Cedar Cove Condos and very near the beach area in Cedar Key. In spite of its appearance, it is quite valuable...prices of homes and land have not depreciated in Cedar Key as in other parts of the state.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Stoned fence

On the eastern side of Lake Sumter Landing's town square, the road winds off to the right fronting a series of shops, including one huge furniture store that takes up about three city blocks.

This fence, across from the lake and the boardwalk, caught my eye. It is very attractive I think. The stone work makes it.

Les Chefs de France

Les Chefs de France is an upscale restaurant in France at Disney's Epcot Center's World Showcase. We had intended to have lunch there, but it was very crowded with a number of people waiting and the prices were quite high. We ate at the Boulangerie.

Photos are by Lois Anne.

Pilings and seagulls

Photo by Lois Anne.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Happy Hour at the square

Both the Spanish Springs and Lake Sumter Landing hometowns provide outdoor bars for residents who gather in the evenings to listen to music and dance in the town squares. These bars are very busy during "Happy Hour" which usually consists of several hours during which time two drinks can be purchased for the price of one.

This particular bar is located at the Lake Sumter Landing town square.

Another view of the Emerald Coast

The Emerald Coast, located in Florida's Panhandle, has some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the state. This shot was taken from a pier in Destin, Florida on a warm and sunny afternoon.

Relaxing at Coconuts

The Captain's Table is now Coconuts. While the name has changed, it is still a nice place to sit out over the water and lick the rim of a well-made Margarita as the sun sinks slowly below the horizon.

Photo by Lois Anne.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Cozco Handcrafts - Spanish Springs

If you wish to divest yourself of some hard-earned cash in return for handcrafted items, some supposedly from Peru, enter here. The Villages offers a variety of shopping experiences.

Sharp-eyed observers will note we posted a photo of the top of this building a couple of weeks ago. We thought it appropriate to also show a picture of the bottom. Every decent building should have a bottom as well as a top.

Don't fence me in!

If you've ever wanted a very small birdhouse fence, you could have purchased this one for only $45 at Micanopy a week or so ago. It's only about 4-5 feet wide, though. You might use it as a conversation piece in your garden.

But isn't it cute?

Living the good life in Cedar Key

The folks who live in this house are fortunate for it is a beauty. An older home, to be sure, but well maintained. Notice the large front porch, the metal roof, and the "cupola" on top with a good-sized balcony on which to sit and look at the bay over the roofs of the other homes.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Skylights on a balmy evening at Lake Sumter Landing, The Villages, Florida.


This sweet place is located in France at Epcot's World Showcase! It is delightful and the food is superb! All the employees are from France and work hard to make their products authentically French.

Cedar Key Marina

If you visit Cedar Key, and you want to do a little fishing or just take a boat ride the Cedar Key Marina is the place to go to find what you need. It is convenient, located on the main road onto the island, just a few blocks from downtown.