Friday night and Saturday brought us snow - not much, but it was mixed with freezing rain and sleet. The lilacs were bent over under the weight. In other areas of Maryland there were bad roads and trees down and power outages. In the northeast, the storm was much worse leaving many trees down and power outages.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
In our travels over the years, we picked up some southwestern pottery which was displayed on the long bookcase. Unfortunately, one of the cats also liked to explore and one of our favorites was broken. The pottery is packed away now, and Marianne has redecorated wuth a different motif.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
About a month ago we were in the yard doing the fall decorations on the porch when we heard the distinctive sound of the state police helicopter. It is not unusual to hear that sound, as we are not far from the Frederick airport where Trooper 3 is based. But it is unusual to hear it circling this low over the neighborhood. Apparently they were looking for someone as they flew a pattern back and forth. But they must not have found anything newsworthy, as no mention was found in the local paper.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
This wood carver has appeared at the Frederick Oktoberfest every time we have attended. He and his partner do their work in public with chainsaws.
A sample of their work for sale. We have two of the jack-o-laterns from previous years and Marianne was tempted by the smaller one on the bench.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
The town of Thurmont, Maryland held its 48-th Colorfest last weekend. Colorfest is a juried arts and crafts show with over 350 exhibiters. Exhibits are setup in the parks and fire department grounds. Food vendors abound and local businesses and residents also have their wares available. Fall, Halloween and Christmas items are among the craft items available for purchase. Paintings, jewelry, quilts, and photographs are also in abundance. We enjoyed our afternoon (and came home with a few seasonal items).
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Two weeks ago I went to pickup some Chinese food from our local restaurant. A very overcast day was showing some light along the top of the mountain and I took the shot above. As I left with our dinner, a big ball of fire appeared. By the time I walked to the car and grabbed my camera the image below was all that remained and the sun quickly disappeared.