It’s Christmas week and we know what that means — photo blog!
(Um…what? Don’t worry, just go with it.)
You know my basic rules for photo subjects: Stationary and immovable. Something without expression, like a street or building. I also enjoy scenic photos and we have plenty of opportunities for that in Citrus County.
There is no rhyme or reason for this batch. It’s not like a photo year-in-review type thing though some of these sat in my phone, and never saw the blog light of day.
So, here we go:
I attended an open house at the Citrus County Mosquito Control District office in Lecanto during the summer. They have a lot of really neat gizmos at the skeeter office, but I’m drawn to the helicopter.
You always know when it’s the Mosquito Control helicopter buzzing (ha!) overhead because it gets fairly close to the treetops and often sounds like it’s landing in the yard.
We joke about having a mosquito-fighting government, but these folks really take it seriously.
I’m thrilled to have Mike Scott Plumbing as a Just Wright Citrus advertising sponsor for many reasons, not the least of which is that the business has a strong community presence in a very positive way.
If you’ve attended a fundraising event in Citrus County there’s a good chance you’ve chugged Mike Scott Plumbing’s bottled water.
When planning Mike’s 65th and Bluegrass open house, I reached out to MSP and the folks there were kind enough to provide several cases of water; I didn’t realize they bottle it onsite until I dropped by.
Always fun learning new stuff in Citrus County.
I haven’t a clue what this very cool stone pillar is, but I bet longtime Inverness folks know.
I’m guessing it’s related to Whispering Pines Park, and something called “Government Hill.”
There was a mention in the Chronicle in November about the City Council voting to tear down the Government Hill pavilion. I don’t venture into Whispering Pines that often and didn’t realize the pavilion was there until state workers started removing trees to make room for the U.S. 41 widening.
I snapped this photo a few weeks before the pillar, which stood alongside the western edge of the roadway for many years, disappeared. Another landmark bites the dust in the name of progress.
I’m only going to say this about the Crystal River Mall sign: My 90-second video that I posted Wednesday on the JWC Facebook page of the mall sign coming down brought in an astounding 82,000 views and over 500 reactions.
Gee, maybe all those people who keep telling me to post videos are onto something.
Someone also told me I can’t go wrong posting Buddy photos. Here’s my new best friend waiting for me at my desk.
Buddy is doing very well. We bought him a crate, so we’re all sleeping better at night, and that’s his comfort place. When not resting in the crate he follows us around the house, his tail a-waggin’.
Can’t believe it’s been only two weeks since I brought home this scared, timid, and wet beagle/hound after finding him wandering on U.S. 41 south of Floral City in the early morning fog.
His eyes, cloudy to the point where doubted he could see a thing, are now bright and eager. He’s receiving quality vet care, probably for the first time in who knows how long.
We have no clue as to his age. He seems older but moves with purpose — kinda like me.
That’s our snapshots for 2023. Have an awesome Tuesday, friends.
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Mike Wright has written about Citrus County government and politics for 36 years.