Friday, March 30, 2012

PhotoHunt - Fresh blossoms

We had unusually warm temperatures for most of March and fresh blossoms on our cherry trees a few days ago. Thenit dropped back near freezing and the rest of the blossoms are waiting to open.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sky Watch - Changing clouds

On Sunday there were some great clouds and blue sky along with a nice breeze. These shots were taken a little after 6 PM over a 17 minute period.

Sepia scenes - Prospect St, Hagerstown

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Light & shadows - Library roof

Our World - Carroll Creek

Paris has the Seine, London the Thames, and New York the Hudson. Frederick was established in 1745 along the banks of Carroll Creek. The creek begins on Catoctin Mountain to the west of town and flows more or less west to east picking up water from other small streams along the way. The first image looks rural, but in fact it is near Fort Detrick, housing and businesses.

The creek flows through Baker Park with quiet vistas to sit and contemplate, or watch the water (and the ducks).

In 1976 the creek flooded downtown homes and businesses. As a result the city built a flood control project with a linear park above it. The beginning of the project (see below) is at the eastern end of Baker Park. The water in the middle of the image below is the above ground creek bed. The water dropping down is going under the linear park to emerge harmlessly on the other side of the business district.

East of the business district is farm land and Carroll Creek empties into the Monocacy River. This field often floods during heavy rain, occasionaly closing the road where I took the picture. The bridge is for a new road which will provide easier travel along the eastern part Frederick.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

PhotoHunt - Spicy

A few of the ingredients that make our dinner spicy.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Our World - Frederick in bloom

March has been exceptionally warm and the trees have burst forth with blooms.

Friday, March 16, 2012

PhotoHunt - Playing in the park

The kids (and adults too) were having a grand time in Baker Park last weekend! The weather has been more like late spring this week.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sky Watch - Moon and clouds

The moon rises above the trees on a hazy March 7 and as seen later in the night.

Sepia Scenes - Baker Park Carillon

Monday, March 12, 2012

Our World - Signs of Spring

Two nice weekends in a row and signs of spring are about. Daffodils by the creek, kids playing in the park, walkers by teh creek and trees starting to leaf.

Friday, March 9, 2012

PhotoHunt - Symbolic store front

The owner of this store uses symbols to identify the nature of the business. Canine visitors are always welcome at Two Paws Up.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sky Watch - First Saturday skies

As I wander around Frederick last Saturday the sky put on a spectacular display as the sun disappeared in the west! (Click on the sidebar image to see another shot of this sky.)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Our World - First Saturday in Frederick

 Bunnies in a window

 Three dressed up

 Monkeys in a window

 Vase and flowers

Pedicab on Market Street

Friday, March 2, 2012

PhotoHunt - Rain drops . . .

waiting to drip.

(Color, contrast and brightness enhanced to highlight the drops.)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sky Watch - Sunday & Monday skies

Two images, 4 spires (below right are the twin spires)

Morning clouds