Wednesday, December 26, 2007


How long does it take to grill a frozen hamburger on a frozen grill? I'll wait inside while you cook dinner.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Frozen flowers

Mother Nature coated these fall flowers with a fresh coat of ice.

Monday, December 24, 2007


We were lucky the snow and ice only made a brief stop in our neighborhood. We have a row of Nellie Stevens Hollies behind the house and I took this picture one morning before I went to work.

Friday, December 21, 2007

New house with snow

They finished building the new house across the street. It was funny watching them put down the sod, one minute the yard was all brown dirt and 30 minutes later it was covered in green grass. The next day they put in the driveway just before it snowed.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sunoco Gas Pump

I don't know how long ago this gas pump was functional but I'll bet a gallon of gas cost less than a dollar, the station attendant checked your oil and the air pressure in your tires. Those were the days.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Cyclone rake

This year the oak trees hung onto their leaves longer than any previous year. Scott gave 2 hours of his time to help me clean up the yard. When it's time to get rid of leaves we don't play around. The John Deere tractor pulling the Cyclone Rake makes quick work of the leaves. Usually I bag the shredded leaves and the trash company hauls them away. This year the pickup was before the leaves fell and then we had snow and rain. The yard is leaf free but I have a huge pile of shredded leaves. I spoke to one contractor about they leaves and he said he was so busy he couldn't remove the leaves before spring.

Monday, December 17, 2007


I walked over to the tee box and asked the next foursome if I could take some pictures, they agreed. This was the first time I tried to capture a golf swing, and just to make if difficult the camera was set to single shot. Two of the pictures I captured showed the golfer just after he had struck the golf ball. Beginners luck, I think not! The picture was taken on one of the many golf courses in The Villages, Florida.

Friday, December 14, 2007


Would you believe these are bathrooms? The colors remind me of the scene in Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House where Myrna Loy tells the painter the color to paint each room. She describes each shade of paint in detail but after she walks away the builder and painter agree she wanted, yellow, blue, green, white, etc.

Thursday, December 13, 2007


With temperatures in the upper 70's the lizards were checking out the pool. This lizard stopped just long enough to tell me his uncle Al E. Gator was in the golf course water hazard.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Chevrolet golf cart

There is a custom golf cart for everyone, you can have that Chevy, Ford, Cadillac, Hummer, etc. The local dealers will customize a golf cart to suit your taste and your budget. A custom golf cart can easily set you back more than $10,000 dollars (US).

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Golf cart row

When you move to The Villages Florida, they tell you many of the residents sell their second car and use a golf cart to get around. Every night you will see rows of golf carts parked at the square. These golf carts are rather plain in appearance, I'll have pictures of some custom carts in the next couple of days.

Monday, December 10, 2007


I flew Southwest but I ended up in Florida, that's the last time I fall asleep in an airplane!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Red White Blue and Yellow

I've been in Chestertown Maryland numerous times and one thing the residents are is patriotic ... and very democratic.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Remember Them

I saw this flag display when I drove through Chestertown Maryland.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Red Red Leaves

The last of the fall colors before the big wind cleared the leaves from the trees.