Hello Everyone, Here are some more photos I took in Micanopy, pronounced Mic-an-o-pee, an Indian name. It is a historic town in central Florida between Gainesville and Ocala. That is the Herlong Mansion above at a different vantage point. It is a gorgeous old place with a beautiful oak staircase inside and lots of beautiful woodwork, original floors, etc.
The grounds are lovely and this is a vine covered gazebo in the side yard, The little carriage house we stayed in is just beyond this and you can see a bit of it.
The mansion and gazebo from the side. There are 3 floors of guest rooms in the house and there are rumors that it is haunted by a ghost or two. I can't confirm this and have stayed inside on the first floor twice before, but heard no ghosts!
An old church building in Micanopy that is for sale. I think it might already be converted into living quarters. Note all the Spanish moss in the oak tree, which is typical in Florida.
A few miles away from Micanopy is the little historic town of McIntosh. This Victorian house is there. I love both these little towns; McIntosh is more residential I suppose. Micanopy has many antique stores and other shops to visit.
As we entered the Mansion to check out on Sunday, on the door frame was this gorgeous moth! I told the proprietor and she was so excited, grabbing her phone camera and taking numerous photos of it.
I did the same. It's reflection is in the glass window pane.
Now I need to show you paintings number 9 and 10 of the 30 day painting challenge. The floral above is called "Snuggling Blooms" as they are packed so close together in the vase. I love both hydrangeas and zinnias and they are pretty mixed together.