Friday, July 25, 2008

PhotoHunt - Hanging plant

Almost every year since we added the deck, we have had one or more plants hanging from the pergola. This year there are 4; this one and 3 zinnias.

Sky Watch Friday - Sunrise July 29, 2005

These were taken on my way to work 3 years ago just before sunrise.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

PhotoHunt - What is it?

What is that hazy blob that I spotted between the slats of Marianne's bench???

Maybe this change in focal point will help.

If that is not enough, I posted photos of this gazing globe on Lew's Pics on June 14 and June 16.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Blue sky, white clouds

Last Sunday afternoon brought us storm clouds and over an inch of rain (see Marianne's post). The storm left us with clearing skies and temperature in the low 80's'on Monday. And it was a good afternoon to sky watch. I took these photos before finishing the grass mowing. We are off Friday to get the grandsons for a visit - may not get a chance to get around to see your skies for a few days.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

PhotoHunt - Bridge support

Four of these massive stone piles support the five arches of Legore Bridge built 1898-1900. See more photos of the bridge in my "Bridges Between" post.

PhotoHunt - Pointed grilling

The real point of this was to grill our dinner last Saturday. Marianne found a combination for a great meal: sausage, red pepper, zucchini, and red onions along with a sauce. It was delicious! (A week late on the post, but here it is.)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Moon and clouds

This sequence was taken between 8:35 and 8:42 PM on June 16 as clouds drifted by the full moon. Lens was set at 200mm and the camera did the rest. The bluer photo in the bottom left is due to my changing to spot metering for that shot only. The header on my Lew's Pics blog was taken just before this sequence with my other lens set at 38mm. My thanks to Marianne for creating the mosaic.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Bridges Between - Legore Bridge

Legore Bridge is a five arch, stone bridge constructed around 1900 by James William Legore. He ran the Legore Quarry and used his company's limestone and workmen to build the bridge. The bridge is 50 feet (15m) above the Monocacy River and 248 feet (76m) long. The bridge provided a link between his quarry and his customers in Pennsylvania. It is still in use today for local traffic.

See the Maryland Maryland Historical Trust for information on Legore Bridge and other historical bridges.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Sky Watch Friday (on Saturday)

Last Sunday evening I went to a spot where I could see the horizon over the Monocacy Valley. There was a band of clouds approaching, with storms predicted in the area. The break between the first clouds and those forming created some spectacular colors and interesting cloud formations. The rain later in the evening passed to the south of us.