Monday, August 30, 2010

My World - MD - PA hills and farms

Last Friday I drove into Pennsylvania to buy some corn and cantaloupe from a farm near Waynesboro. A friend gave us some corn from this farm last year. It was very good and we asked her to buy us some more, so we ended up with 5 dozen ears of corn in the freezer for the winter. Waynesboro is about 30 miles through the hills of Maryland and Pennsylvania in the valley formed by Catoctin and South Mountains. It was a very pleasant drive along country roads. (And the corn and cantaloupe are delicious!)

Frantz Whitehall Farm

Dr. Henry harbaugh childhood home

Pennsylvania farmland

These two shots are near Sabillisville, MD

Saturday, August 28, 2010

PhotoHunt - Framed

And to be framed and hung! Before we redecorated our family room, this wall was where family pictures were hung. We wanted to get new frames and had lots of new pictures to add. We finally bought new frames in July and started selecting which pictures to use, but put them all away during our grandsons visit. So now it's time to get back to framing and hanging.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sky Watch - Moon rise through clouds

This sequence was taken August 22 between 7:39 and 7:42 PM. The clouds were drifing slowly to the east.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Window Views - Around the courtyard

On South Market Street near Carroll Creek is a small courtyard surrounded by buildings on three sides. The building on the left was a drug store in the late 1800's. The building on the right was donated to the Federated Charities of Frederick. All three buildings and the courtyard garden honor citizens of Frederick who served the community in the past. The windows and doors around this courtyard show some of the architectural styles in Frederick.
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Monday, August 23, 2010

My World - Family

Our grandsons Chris and Michael have come for a visit most years for a while, as did granddaughter Christy. Many times we have met their parents in Pulaski, VA (about half way to their home) for the trip to/from our house. This time we met at brother-in-law John's near Raleigh, NC. Our visits with Lynne and John are always fun. A special treat was that Christy and great-grandson Bryce were along.

Michael entertains with a few card tricks

and some music

Mom and the boys catch some shuteye

Too bright outside for Bryce

Saturday, August 21, 2010

PhotoHunt - Two . . .

. . . months old last weekend! Our first great grandson; above with his Mom and below with his Grandpa.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sky Watch - Carolina blue skies

Last weekend, we met the grandson's parents at Bro John's in North Carolina so they could get home to start school. As a bonus, granddaughter and great grandson came also. It was a delightful, but short family visit! And some nice skies.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Window Views - Frederick First Saturday

Primary elections will be held in Maryland on September 14. Political signs have appeared in many places, including windows in downtown Frederick. (This is not an endorsement, but I will consider both of these candidates when I vote.)

An office window on the sunny side of the street

Monday, August 16, 2010

My World - A touch of England

Grandson Chris and I went downtown on August 7 for the Frederick First Saturday celebration. The official theme was "dog days of August" and "well behaved and leashed" canines were welcome at most places. The VW clubs displayed their older vehicles (posted on Lew's pics) and there were several music groups performing.

However, there was also a touch of England represented. The American Traveling Morrice, a group of Morris Dancers, get together one week each summer to take Morris dancing to another part of the USA. During the year they perform in their respective communities (some of the touring group are from outside the USA). This year they made a swing through the Baltimore/Washington area, with their last stop in Frederick. Chris and I caught the end of one of their performances and I could not get shots of their footwork from the back of the crowd.

The dancers were performing again later down by Carroll Creek. And a few shops away from the dance is a permanent touch of merry old England.

My World extra - Gettysburg battlefield

General George Meade
Commander of the Army of the Potomac

Cannon aimed toward Confederate lines

The Confederate Infantry attacked across these fields

Chris and Michael examine monument
to Massachusetts Sharpshooters

Cannon battery

View of Union lines from Little Round Top

After the war, the states erected monuments to their units who fought at Gettysburg. The large monument is the Pennsylvania monument. Statues were placed to honor leaders of the units and some monuments note the place where a soldier was killed.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sky Watch - Gettysburg skies

Eagle on post at cemetery entrance

Cemetery flag flies high

Liberty atop the Soldiers National Monument

Southeastern sky from Little round Top

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Window views - Gettysburg windows

My grandsons and I went to Gettysburg National Park last Friday. We found display windows in the museum and windows of a few buildings on the battlefield. (The Visitor Center also has lots of windows.) I will get shots of windows of historical homes and buildings in Gettysburg on a future visit. For additional images of this historic place, follow the links to Gettysburg in the sidebar.

Museum display window with prison cell door

Windows on the battlefield