Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Condo in Spanish Springs


This photo shows a small sections of condos in a condo village just north of downtown Spanish Springs. A few years ago, we decided to purchase the condo on the far left. It is an older structure and somewhat small, but we liked the fact it was close to the action in Spanish Springs, plus it came with a nice golf car.

We made an offer, put money down and waited for the home inspection report. Our one major requirement was that it be made of concrete block.  It is our firm opinion one should not live in a wooden house in Florida for hurricanes tend to turn them into kindling in a matter of minutes.

Unfortunately, the home inspection report noted that it was, indeed, made of wood with a stucco exterior. We cancelled the contract and that, as they say, was that.

In hindsight, it was too small for our needs and a bit too expensive and the monthly fees in The Villages were, and are, exorbitant. So, all's well that end's well.

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Villages Bus


This is one of the popular buses used to transport folks around The Villages.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Custom Golf Car


There must be 50,000 golf cars in The Villages by now. This is one of them. A custom job.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Yardarm - Lake Sumter Landing


This is a recent photograph. A few years back I took a similar photo of this yardarm. Shortly thereafter I was informed that a corporation had "borrowed" my photo and incorporated it into their website.

I checked. They did that. I sent them a letter requesting they cease and desist. They never responded. So I had to decide if it was worth the time, money and aggravation to sue them. I decided it was not.

Still, it burns me that their theft goes unpunished.

To hell with them. I mean that literally!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Green Canal - Lake Sumter Landing


The photo effect is a Photoshop Action called Paint by Triqui.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Tree Trunks


I cannot remember the name of this bit of flora, but that could be because I've been "barking" up the wrong tree...

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Hagen Daaz on the water at Lake Sumter Landing


We've enjoyed many happy times here eating ice cream and people watching.