Saturday, May 8, 2010

An early evening stroll on the Lake Sumter Landing boardwalk

Marion County Schools - headquaters



The Marion County Schools building is located in the old downtown area. It's a fairly large district with about 30 elementary schools, eight middle schools and eight high schools. It also operates a variety of other schools such as charter and technical schools.

The building is guarded in front by this colorful horse - one of the 55 plus horses around the area which are part of Ocala's "Horse Fever."

Note: This post is a mistake; it has been reposted to Ocala Daily Photos.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Villas in The Villages (Spanish Springs)

Stumpknockers



It may not look like much, but Stumpknockers is one of the more famous restaurants in North Central Florida. Located on the Withlacoochee River, it caters to a diverse crowd and from what we've been told, the food is excellent!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

La Reina from the rear - Spanish Springs

Refracted reflections at Rainbow Springs

He went thataway!


Photo by Lois Anne.

Waterfalls, Rainbow Springs

The Rialto - Spanish Springs


If you click on this picture to enlarge it, you may be able to see the figures in the second floor windows.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Shopping in Lake Sumter Landing

Spring wildflowers



These wildflowers are ubiquitous throughout central Florida in the spring. We present this batch in two versions - a regular photograph, and one treated with a Photoshop paint action.

A Dream Coach...


...for a dream trip to lovely Cedar Key!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Gate to nowhere


At one time this gate in the woods of central Florida led somewhere and served some purpose. Today, it is simply a rusted relic that sits abandoned and unused and will eventually disintegrate into dust unless someone tears it down. I though it was quite attractive - in its own way.

Neighborhood swimming pool - Lake Sumter Landing