Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Key Largo

The boat used in the filming of The African Queen is located in Key Largo; the last I heard at the Holiday Inn's dock. More importantly, Key Largo is home to the John Pennykamp Coral Reef State Park which offers glass-bottomed boat rides and snorkeling tours on the reef, among other things.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Rolling Hills Country Club - Davie, Florida

This is an old photo that was scanned into digital life, thus the lack of quality.

You may remember the Rolling Hills Country Club. It was the site of the movie, "Caddyshack," starring Chevy Chase, among others. I've played golf there many times. Great golf course! I've attended meetings there on numerous occasions. We've been to several weddings there, and on one occasion I was the official (i.e., paid) photographer. Our youngest daughter was married there! I took a few photos then, too.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ernest Hemmingway's home/museum in Key West

Hemmingway, who came to Key West in the 1920s, is said to have owned this home from 1931 to his death in 1961. It was in Key West he completed his novel, "A Farewell to Arms," published in 1929. But he actually lived in this house just 10 years. Hemmingway was noted for the number of cats that took up residence in the house. Today, about 60 cats still live there, some of them said to be descendants of the original cat.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Palm Beach...

...looking toward the famous Worth Avenue.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fire in the Everglades...

...a not uncommon occurrence.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wet & Wild, Orlando ...

...about 23 years ago!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Don't fence me in! Woof!

Saint Bernard - Hollywood, Florida.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Stewardess at the Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale airport

Even stewardesses have to eat and these days it is unlikely they'll find any food on their airplane!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cypress trees - quintessential Florida

What you see adjacent to the tree itself are Cypress knees, an offshoot of the tree that gives the tree the ability to breathe in a swampy environment.


Monday, November 22, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Silver Springs Park animal island

This is an old photograph (scanned).  The animals were part of an island animal park/zoo which at the time was a major feature of Silver Springs Park.  Unfortunately, it is long gone.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nancy Lopez Golf Club - Spanish Springs, The Villages

Photo by Lois Anne.

As most of you know, we recently flew to Colorado to be with our daughter who was recovering from major surgery. She is improving and doing well. Ironically, about 36 hours ago, I contracted what is euphemistically called a "food-borne" disease, but should be more accurately termed "gastro-intestinal hell"! I'm improving, too, but it will be awhile before we're back home and back to normal. At that time, I'll do my best to catch up on your blogs and commenting.

Thank you for your various expressions of concern and care. This is a great blogging community of which to be a part.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Florida Icon

This is representative of the machines which have been tearing up Florida for years. It continues today - we call it paving over Paradise - and in that sense the machine provides an appropriate icon for the State.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Chili's Margarita Bar...

...located in the Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale Airport.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Florida's old gray mare...

...she ain't what she used to be...can barely keep her eyes open for a photo shoot!

Photo by Lois Anne.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The dock/marina - Naples, Florida

This was scanned from a photo taken about 23 years ago, thus the quality is not very good. The Naples dock/marina was always a very colorful and busy place. We haven't been there for several years so don't know if it still looks like this or not.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Morning sun washes over the Waterfront Inn ... Lake Sumter Landing, The Villages, Florida.