52 week's of Marie's Life

52 weeks captured through photos


19. Horses and Humans (Week 19)

“He knows when you’re happy
He knows when you’re comfortable
He knows when you’re confident
And he always knows when you have carrots.”
~ Author Unknown ~

With the anticipation of traffic problems during the grand opening weekend of our newest local mall, The Mall at University Town Center, two dozen Manatee and Sarasota Sheriff’s office deputies were on hand to patrol mall traffic.  When I saw this pair on horseback, I pulled over and asked if they would grant permission for a photograph.



They agreed to the photo and they told me that I was taking a picture of the best looking deputies on the force!





24. It’s a Mail/Male Thing (Week 17)

My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso. ” ~ Pablo Picasso ~

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor – no wait – that’s for delivering mail, not painting a building!  I guess it’s nice to put on a fresh face sometimes!


Recently I came across these men giving the Post Office branch on Siesta Drive a fresh coat of paint and they consented to be photographed.  Maybe I should start passing out cards so our subjects they can look themselves up??!!



4. Architecture (Week 4)

“The man who has no imagination, has no wings.” ~  Muhammad Ali ~


Continuing with my obsession with the construction progress at the Mall at University Town Center, I recently caught these men at work. I’m trying to imagine what this can be.  Is this an entrance to the mall or perhaps a business on the out-parcel?

Meanwhile, across the street, speculation continues as to what this building is, as well.  Each detail of the architecture may be a clue.  Is that a tall open ceiling at the one end.  Is that an office lobby or a restaurant?  Will there be massive glass windows?  I hear there may be a Cheesecake Factory in our future.  Can this be it???