Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Colorful Hat

I shot this through the glass that encloses the patio at the Coco Moka Cafe without paying much attention to composition. Lucky shot! The girl's lollipop matches her hat.

Happy New Year to everyone that has made this blog worth posting! I appreciate you and wish you the best for 2009.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Crab For Dinner

The Lego Serpent seems to have found a place for fine dining!

Monday, December 29, 2008


I took this photo on my way into the Virgin Megastore on Sunday morning. Yes, my new favorite thing (has been for a while, actually) is going to the Coco Moka Cafe on the upper level and relaxing on the patio with a cup of Seattle's Best coffee. I like the coffee more each time I drink it. It is smooth. And I love the view from the patio, or terrace, looking out at the people enjoying the West Side of Downtown Disney. It is just nice!

When I decided to post this picture, I had to decide on a title, as we all do when posting. I was looking at the photo and thinking: Virgin In The Clouds, then I noticed the letters above the sign; after I stopped laughing, I thought Virgin With Gas. That would have been too crass, so I just went with Virgin. LOL

And, on a final note, I have seen Coco Moka Cafe misspelled a number of times recently, and it always makes me think of the WONDERFUL Coca Cutie. Here are some of the misspellings: Coca Moka Cafe, Coca Mocha Caffe, Coco Moko Coffee Shop - lol. I like the first one.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

House Of Blues Today

The House Of Blues in Downtown Disney, as seen from the patio at the Coco Moka Cafe inside the Virgin Megastore.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hot Air 7-11

I was at the register paying for my coffee when this balloon floated into my line of vision. I had no choice; I had to shoot it!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Shot From Above

Looking down from the cafe patio.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Great Blue Heron in Flight

I've noticed that the Great Blue Herons that hang around Champions Gate get annoyed a lot easier than the ones that hang around Lake Toho. Why is that?

Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Road Trip 12/22/08

Little did I know that the smoke I was photographing in the first shot was some fifty miles from where I was standing and that I would be driving by it a couple of hours later on my way to Stuart, Florida.

With the exception of the first photo, all these were shot from the Florida Turnpike on my return drive from Stuart, once I saw how incredible the sky looked with the sun going down. I was doing about 70 mph the entire time, so that explains the blurriness of some of the photos.

On the way down, I took a couple of shots of the smoke with my cellphone camera and sent them to my Mobile Blog.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Shadows, Four

Doing what 'we' love to do.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Symbol above the magnet store in Downtown Disney - magnets for everything you can think of.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Eye In The Sky

Sub-title: Cops and Cameras

Drive-by shootings of my arrival home yesterday. I wonder how long it took for the cameras mounted above the lights to pay for themselves. I wonder if the cops were able to cut back on hiring when they employed the cameras. I wonder if challenges are ever won in court by the wrongfully photographed.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Just Plain Ducky

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Enjoying The Day On Lake Toho

I had to stop and shoot these guys when I saw how beautiful the lake looked this afternoon.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Shadows, Three

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Shadows, Two

Monday, December 15, 2008

Shadows, One

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Two Across

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Fame

Another poster hanging on the side of the Virgin Megastore in Downtown Disney.

Quick survey:

1) What do you like most about this poster, if anything?
2) Does seeing this poster make you want to purchase The Fame?
3) What is The Fame?
4) Who is Lady Gaga?

Friday, December 12, 2008

Raglan Road Two

Raglan Road Irish Pub, Downtown Disney, Orlando, Florida, December 7, 2008. I just love this building, especially as a drawing. The girl came out, stopped, looked around for her friends, then gave them the thumbs up. I'm gonna check it out one of these days, just to make sure the inside and what they serve are as good as the outside. I'll let you know my findings.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Birdman Of Lake Toho

All those birds are hanging around because this guy, who I call Birdman of Lake Toho, loves to feed them. He doesn't just throw the big birds a fish now and then, he brings food with him every day, like bread and left over ribs.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Claude the Hawk Head Parrot

Some of you may remember the beautiful hawk head parrot I was lucky enough to get a photo of last April at the Exotic Car Show in Celebration, Florida. Here are five photos that his owner, Greg Jones, sent to me after discovering the photo I took posted online.

Greg is a judge at the exotic car shows and it looks like Claude is always on his shoulder when he's at the events. That's Ralph Lauren on the left in the second photo, and Jay Leno holding Claude in the third photo.

Thank you Greg for sending these photos and allowing me to post them.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Breakwater Today

The lake has looked so beautiful this week, as I round the bend and come upon the breakwater. Notice there are no people on the breakwater in the forefront, but a couple can be seen on the on in the distance. The entrance to this one has been fenced off. I happened to be driving by the day the city workers installed the fence. From a distance I thought they were installing a gate that could be locked at night, but in fact it is a fence that prohibits access altogether. I asked the man that runs the Airboat rides about it, and he said someone complained that the dock didn't have wheelchair access, so the city shut it off completely. The outer breakwater can be accessed by wheelchair, if you roll it across a couple hundred feet of dirt and grass.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Big Diamond Ring

Promotional poster on the wall of the Virgin Megastore in Downtown Disney. These posters are huge!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Planet Hollywood

The revolving Earth at Planet Hollywood in Downtown Disney. I've eaten there several times and always enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. And the waitresses too. I like waitresses.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Field Trip

"Look at that! Do you see it?"

"Wow, that's exciting!"

"Oh, my gosh, isn't that something."

"Oh boy, you should see it through my scope!!"

I was lucky enough to run into this group of people that seemed to be on a field trip to Lake Toho yesterday. Must be a photography or bird watching club.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

AMC Theatre Downtown Disney

AMC Theatres, as seen from the patio at the Coco Moka Cafe in the Virgin Megastore at Downtown Disney's West Side. It was a nasty weather day, I hardly got any good shots, and it started raining right after I shot this. Boo hoo.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Tower In The Palms

View of the House Of Blues Water Tower through the palms that line road. That's Cirque Du Soleil on the left and Disney Quest on the right.