Saturday, July 31, 2010

PhotoHunt - Public swimming

Public beaches

While two of our grandsons are visiting we are taking advantage of the lake at Greenbrier State Park.

Public safety

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sky Watch - Sunday sunset

Painted sky - west


Clouds - southwest

Western sky

Clouds - southwest

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Window Views - New visitor center

An 110 year-old warehouse is being renovated to become the new Frederick County Visitor Center. The building was part of the cannery (across the street) that is also being renovated for office and retail space. In March (above), the outer layer had been peeled off. By March windows had been reopen and brick replace. And now in July (last three images), new windows and roof are in place and work is proceeding inside. The new center is scheduled to open early in 2011.

Monday, July 26, 2010

My World - At the lake

With two of our grandsons (the teenagers seen in the images) visiting, we returned last week to Greenbrier State Park for swimming and picnicking. Greenbrier is one of four Maryland state parks along South Mountain, a ridge that runs from Pennsylvania to Virginia. The park has a 44 acre lake, picnic areas, camping and hiking trails. Here are some shots from our two visits. Other Greenbrier images are on my posts for Sky Watch and Reflections.

Grandsons in the water

What's under the bridge?

Waiting on the burgers to cook

Marianne rests her eyes

Playing in the sand

Saturday, July 24, 2010

PhotoHunt - Hanging dice

Remember when dice (or other items) hanging from the rear view mirror were popular? One of the Corvette club members certainly did.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sky Watch - Skies over lake

With two of our randsons visiting, we spent Tuesday and Thursday at Greenbrier Lake. The skies gave us lots of sun, some clouds and a nice breeze.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Window Views - New school building

The new Frederick County Public School offices are receiving the final touches and staff are starting to move in this month. I have posted shots of the work in progress several times (My World - Construction and Window Views - Window work). Here are some views taken last week.

Looking up

Main entrance

Side entrance

Monday, July 19, 2010

My World - Summer flowers



Hosta and Impatiens

Orange lilies

Knockout rose in rain


Friday, July 16, 2010

PhotoHunt - Triangles

Lots of triangles were formed in making the star for this church window.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sky Watch - July skies

July 11 - Morning sky over field

July 11 - Morning shadows

July 11 Afternoon - Jellyfish cloud

July 12 Afternoon - Rain coming

For two views of the July 11 eclipse, see Eclipse watchers and Andes sunset eclipse.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Window Views - and a pair of doors

Reflection windows

A pair of doors

Peeping Tom bug at kitchen window

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My World - Small flyers

Two hummingbirds have been visiting our feeder for a while; zipping in quickly for a sip or two and then disappearing. Sometimes both would feed and at other times they would chase each other away. Occasionally, they would feed when we were sitting on the bench near the feeder. On Friday this one spent over a minute feeding at the Verbena flowers on the patio, giving me time to get a dozen shots.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

PhotoHunt - Free as

a bird

and a fawn

and both free entertainment for us!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sky Watch - Sunrise / sunset

Southeastern sky at sunrise July 4

Fog over the creek July 4

Western sky at sunset July 5