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.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Honest John's Whiskey & Provisions

This building has through several configurations. Most recently, it was a TGI Friday's. But that didn't work, so now it's transformed into Honest John's Whiskey and Provisions. It appears to be a typical casual restaurant, much like TGI Fridays. We have not eaten there yet as the menu was not to our tastes.

It is located in Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bob and Friend

We met Bob and his handsome canine friend in Lake Sumter Landing.  It was a beautiful day and they were relaxing on a bench.  He graciously consented to have his photo taken after his friend insisted.

Bob is a veteran of the U.S. Army and lives in The Villages.

I have a great urge to say "Woof!" which is "Thank You!" in the Canine Language.

[This was cross-posted to our Ocala & Central Florida Photos blog.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Brownwood Bovine

You will find this bovine gracing the walls of The Villages Sales Offices in Brownwood, one of the three "hometowns" in The Villages. She doesn't have much to say but is interesting to look at; sort of like a Hollywood starlet.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Medicine Chest...

...a pharmaceutical store in Brownwood, The Villages, Florida.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Buena Vista Boulevard and Highway 466

If you drove south on Buena Vista Boulevard for about 2 miles you'd come to Lake Sumter Landing. If you continued south on Buena Vista for another 6-7 miles you'd arrive at the new hometown, Brownwood.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Darlings

"Dahlin', did you know the Darlings?  They used to live in Manhattan."

"Sure!  You must remember.  They're the folks who tried to drive a golf car down Fifth Avenue and were almost run over by a cab. I heard they sold their golf car to someone in The Villages."

"Thank you, Dahlin'.  Now I no longer have to worry about them."

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Center for the Performing Arts - Spanish Springs

This is a rear view of a building that was once The Villages Community Church. I don't know what happened, but the powers-that-be probably figured they'd get more people to see a play than they would to participate in a church worship service.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Nancy Lopez Legacy Country Club

Entrance Sign 

Directional Sign

Entrance to the Legacy Restaurant

The Lopez Legacy Restaurant

Golf Shop

Entrance to Parking Lot (for golf cars only)

Swimming Pool

Looking Out Toward Buena Vista Boulevard

Scenic of Golf Course

This post was cross-posted to Ocala & Central Florida Photos.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Independence Day Decorations

These photos were taken on the patio of the Glenview Community Center/ProShop/Restaurant in Spanish Springs.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

An Elegant Golf Car - Inside and Out

If you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it!  :)

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Water Wheel in Lake Sumter Landing

Water Wheel

Water Wheel in Water Color

Monday, June 13, 2016