Saturday, October 3, 2009

Key West - 23 years ago

I found these old Key West shots while rummaging around on my computer the other day...the first one is a store front scene on Duval Street, and the second is what I remember as the Episcopal church.

If you've never been to Key West, it is definitely worth visiting; at least once!

If you see Denise...

If you see Denise, tell her we found her boat floating in Lake Sumter, The Villages!

Rent me to see Cedar Key!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Church on the Square at sunset - Spanish Springs

Gazebo on the hill at Rainbow Springs

Take only a few sand dollars

Sand dollars are in high demand. Some people take too many and thus diminish the population.

Photo by Lois Anne.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lights 'neath a hot tin roof

These lights, arrayed in such a nice configuration, are on the side of the building that houses the radio station in Lake Sumter Landing.

Nikon D300, f/22, l/30 sec, ISO 200, -0.3 step.

Cypress knees and cypress trees

The little knobby things growing out of the ground are called Cypress Knees. They provide a way for a cypress tree to "breathe" when under water. Many cypress trees in north central Florida are hundreds of years old. For the first 40 years, they grow at the pace of a normal tree. But from then on, they grow 1.25 inches in diameter every 47 years! You determine how old a cypress tree is from its circumference, not from its height.

Nikon D300, f/3.5, 1/30 sec, ISO 560.

The fall of evening

Photo by Lois Anne. Nikon D40, f/5, 1/100 sec, ISO 400.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wall of vines - Spanish Springs

Nikon D300, f/7.1, 1/200, ISO 200.

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise at the Olive Garden, Ormond Beach.

Nikon D300, f/4.5, 1/1250, ISO 200.

The Island Hopper

If you visit Cedar Key, book a sunset cruise with the Island Hopper. You will not, I guarantee, be disappointed!

Photo by Lois Anne. Nikon D40, f/9, 1/320, ISO 200.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Keeping things in check

It appears that these gentlemen are checking the scene at the Spanish Springs square -- you know, in case any of the old folks get too rowdy.

Kayaks for rent - Rainbow Springs


Looking at the backyard of a small house near the beach.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ringside seat

These folks found a ringside seat to watch the festivities in the town square at Spanish Springs.

Nikon D300, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO 200.

Condos on the ocean at Ormond Beach

Nikon D300, f/10, 1/400 sec, ISO 200.

The Cedar Key grocery store

While there are a couple of small 7-11 type stores in Cedar Key, this is the only grocery store.

Photo by Lois Anne. Nikon D40, f/5.3, 1/15 sec, ISO 200.