Matthew Beck
Artists Sheldon and Cleo Lydy live in a quaint artist boutique in Old Homosassa. The colorful couple have traveled extensively and they have re-created many of the special places on canvas.
An adventurous route

Ed Youngblood

Special to the Chronicle

In Old Homosassa, there is a century-old house fairly swaddled in greenery — embraced by the elephant ears, bananas, ivy, ginger, bird of paradise, palms and papaya that surround it, and overhung by large sprawling oaks. You might point out that this could describe many houses in Old Homosassa, but how many others have original works of art all over the front yard and porch, peeking through all that greenery?