Two of our grandsons (along with Mom and Dad) stopped by last week on their way back home from West Virginia. Both were fascinated with Buster (Zoey hides when company comes). They are both bundles of energy and active all day, though they settle down easily at bedtime. For another view of my namesake Lewis, see Family Resemblance on Lew's Pics. Thanks all for the visit.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Last Saurday when I went out to shoot some images of the cat stalking the starlings (My World), I spotted a hawk in a tree nearby. A crow soon joined it. The hawk seemed to object and after some fluttering, the crow settled for a branch further away. After a few minutes they both flew off into the wild, windy blue yonder.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Saturday morning, I glanced out our dining room window and spotted one of the neighborhood cats watching something in the field. So I grabbed my camera and went out to see what was happening. The cat had its eyes on a large flock of starlings and began creeping closer and of course the startled starlings took flight.
High up in a nearby tree, a hawk was keeping watch on the cat and starlings. A crow soon joined the hawk.
No creatures were injured in making this post. The starlings adjourned to the top of a nearby tree. The cat left, still hungry. And the crow and hawk soared away. (More shots of the hawk and crow Friday in my Sky Watch.)
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Two of these windows are real; two are not. The first time we noticed the figure in the window we were having dinner at a Japanese restaurant (now the Tasting Room) across the street. After a while, Marianne commented: "that man has not moved". We learned that the bottom two windows are a mural by William Cochran, using a technique called "trompe l'oeil" and it certainly fooled our eyes that evening. Mr. Cochran was also the main force behind the Community Bridge over Carroll Creek that has been featured in many of my posts.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
I have walked and driven by The Faux School many times and wondered what type of "false" education could be found there. Through the web site I learned that it is a school that teaches the techniques of creating a finish with paint and plaster that looks like marble, wood or some other material. So if you want to upgrade your home painting skills, go to the link above.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Downtown Frederick celebrated First Saturday with the theme "Fire in Ice". Mother Nature coorporated by dumping 8 inches of the white stuff back on January 26 and some of it stayed for the celebration. (Last February's First Saturday was delayed by a couple of feet of snow.) Thirty-five businesses and organizations sponsored ice sculptures. I made my tour before the crowds appeared and missed the ice sculpting demonstration (last image). More shots of downtown will be posted Thursday on Window Views.