Thursday, December 31, 2009
Happy New Year!
We're back...sort of. While we have moved "successfully" across town, we're still inundated by "stuff" and the trials and tribulations (and joys) of moving into a new place, along with the various responsibilities of selling an "old" house.
So, posting will be sporadic at best for awhile.
But, we wanted to thank all of our special friends in the photoblogging world for wishing us well at Christmas and giving us such great support during our move. We deeply appreciate your concern and your kind words.
In return and in gratitude, we send our best wishes to each of you for a wonderful New Year!
[We'll repeat this message on our other blogs. If you check Ocala Daily Photo, you'll find a photo of the entrance to our new community - Stone Creek, in Ocala.]
Sunday, December 20, 2009
We'll be out-of-pocket for a week or so as we're moving to the other side of Ocala. Thus, I'll not be able to post or comment. We send our best wishes to all of our blogging friends for a wonderful holiday and hope you have a very merry Christmas!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
La Reina, as you may recall, is located in Spanish Springs, and was originally the Sales Office for The Villages. It is now used by a restaurant and a variety of businesses. This is a side staircase leading to some of those business organizations.
Alas, this photo will not embiggen.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Ryan Erisman is the owner/author of the The Villages Florida Book, which offers a plethora of information relative to The Villages. Mr. Erisman will be using our photos from time to time to give his readers another view of The Villages.
You can view the first photo in this post.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Would you entrust your financial security to a trust company that is located in what appears to be a replica of an old school building? Of course! It's a beautiful building, located in downtown Lake Sumter Landing. I'd go inside but I'm afraid I'd learn something.
Click to embiggen.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Most of our shots of this lighthouse have been taken from across the lake. It looks a bit different up close. You may also recall that the lighthouse building also includes a very popular restaurant which we have yet to patronize.
For some reason, this photo will increase in size if you go "click" on it.
We are very busy selling our house and moving to another part of town. If the past couple days are indicative of what lies ahead, I'll probably be able to only post and comment sporadically for the next few weeks. But I will do the best I can because I hate to miss all the great photos of our CDP friends!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Golf cars are the main mode of transportation in The Villages. As you can see, they are versatile - you can park 'em head first or you can back 'em in. This photo was treated with a Triqui colored sketch effect. And it will enlarge if you click on it.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Although we haven't eaten at Thai Ruby's (Lake Sumter Landing) yet, we hear the food is very good. So, we'll visit soon. I think this gentleman ate his full, and is backing out his golf car to return to his home in the Lake Sumter Landing area.
The photo will get larger if you dare click on it.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
"Stand up for America!! Be American!!" Hmmm. Wonder what that means? Since I live in the U.S., does that count? If I see George and/or Lois, I'll ask them.
Just to be picky, it should read "Stand up for the USA. Be a USA-an." Still sounds a little defensive.
I mean, Canadians are "Americans" (North Americans). Mexicans are "Americans" (Central Americans). Brazilians are "Americans" (South Americans).
Friday, November 27, 2009
Until recently, this was a fish place. Now it's a Cody's Roadhouse, just like the Cody's Roadhouse we have in Ocala. Cody's is a fun place, where you can drink beer, eat peanuts and toss the shells on the floor. The food isn't bad, either.
Click photo to enlarge.
Monday, November 23, 2009
I may be wrong, but I think this car may belong to Safe Leif from Eagan, Minnesota! He didn't tell me he was coming, though. Perhaps he wanted to surprise me. Nah, it couldn't be his; there's no rust spots from the salt used to melt the ice up there.
Nice car, though. I smoothed things over a little bit.
If you go "click" on the photo it should grow larger.
We shall be gone for a few days and I may not be able to post or comment until we get back. But we will be back.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
It seems some folks out there in photo blogging land were not too enthusiastic about my Triqui paint effect (posted yesterday) and suggested they would like to see the original.
Their wish is my command. This is the original. No paint effect.
So whaddaya like best, my friends? :-))
Oh, yeah, click to embiggen.