Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

PhotoHunt - Symbolic images

The Carroll Creek Community Bridge is painted with many images which are symbolic of the life and history of the area. Here are two of them.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sky Watch - Clock and wires

The skies have been beautiful recently, but the times are changing. The 5.8 magnitude earthquake caused very little damage in our area. In fact, Marianne and I did not feel it. There was more damage in and near Washington, DC. The various transportation departments did quick work of inspecting roads, rails and bridges and found no problems. Some chimneys and brick walls collapsed, especially on older, historic houses. Schools in the area were being inspected for structural damage and minor damage repaired. Damage is more extensive in Virginia near the epicenter, but there was no loss of life.

Hurricane Irene is scheduled to visit us Sunday. The present course will cause major damage along the Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware coasts then continue up through New York and New England. Here we should only get some high wind and rain. The beaches will take a pounding and coastal flooding is expected.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sepia Scenes - Turret house

One of several similar houses in Waynesboro, PA

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sidewalk art

One of the activities we have for the young set is a bucket of chalk sticks. As Winston and Lewis were drawing on the sidewalk, Winston decided we all should participate. The first five images are by artists aged two to seventy-one. Lewis was fascinated by Ginny's drawing. Bryson (last image) got a private lesson from Ginny later.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

PhotoHunt - Stopping for a drink

Why are you looking at me? I just want a drink!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sky Watch - More clouds amid the blue

Clouds in August are not unusual here, but the blue sky is! Usually our summer skies are a hazy yellow. With these clouds came some cooler air and some much needed rain.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My World - Water boys

These grandsons love the water and while they were here last week Winston asked to play in the sprinkler. The following day we went to Greenbrier Lake. Winston can swim (he is five) and Lewis is learning. 

Susan and her boys

Winston swimming

Lewis in shallow water

Sunday, August 14, 2011

PhotoHunt - Number one daughter

My first daughter was here this past week for a delightful visit. She is retiring from the US Army after 24 years of service in in places like Washington DC, Colorado, Korea, Iraq and Texas. A delightful time was had by all (my youngest daughter and her kids were also here).

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sky Watch - Clouds at dusk

Clouds at dusk on August 1.

Sepia Scenes - Farm barn

My World - Busy

I have been away from my computer for a few days. We were invaded by three doses of cuteness with unbounded energy! On Sunday Grandsons Winston and Lewis arrived first (along with their Mom, my youngest daughter). Great-grandson Bryson arrived during the night Wednesday (along with his Mom and Uncle). In between, my eldest daughter arrived. She is retiring from the US Army after 24 years of service. The three little ones (five, two and one years old) kept us (and my camera) active and entertained.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

PhotoHunt - Painted deck

Not exactly painted, but I did get our deck power washed and sealed last weekend. And the rain this Tuesday night showed that it works.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sky Watch - White clouds

White clouds rolled by this past Monday, but not a drop of rain for us. It's been a hot, dry summer.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011