Saturday, October 2, 2010

Golf cars, golf cars, all in a row...


...each of them painted as white as the snow.

And...I have no idea where they came from or why they are just sitting there. It's another mystery in The Villages.

Epcot Center at Disney World - Orlando

Friday, October 1, 2010

Golf cart for rent...



...and its owners...a fun couple!

The Yearling Restaurant - Cross Creek, Florida



This is the famous restaurant named after the book, The Yearling, by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. The restaurant looks like a dump but it still has a following, and advertises all over the state. We attempted to eat there one time, but it was closed. I can't remember exactly, but I believe it's only open on the weekends.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Taking a fountain break


Cedar Key also lacks graffiti.

Blowing minds with his music!


Couldn't find any graffiti in The Villages, either.

Central Florida forest (posterized)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fountain details - Spanish Springs

Name that machine...


We found this in rural central Florida, but have no idea what it is or what it's used for? Anybody have anything?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The architecture of Spanish Springs


I took this photo because I liked the contrast between the building and the nature surrounding it; and the colors.

Scenes from Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings home - Cross Creek, FL





You can find a great deal of information about Ms. Rawlings online, but you should know that she wrote a number of books, the most famous of which was The Yearling, a story of a very poor family trying to eke out a living in central Florida. This book brought Ms. Rawlings the Pulitzer Prize and was made into a movie in 1946. The movie, which starred Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman (Ronald Reagan's first wife), was filmed on location in Florida.

On her property in Cross Creek, she raised oranges and did her writing. In her heyday, famous politicians, movie stars and other celebrities visited her in Cross Creek, often staying in her spare bedroom.

There remains a small orange grove on her property to this day.

Another view of the Rusty Rim


...photo by Lois Anne.