Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Summer is carnival time around Frederick County. Fire and Rescue service is largely volunteer staffed, with over 30 volunteer companies in the county. Carnivals are one of the ways these companies raise funds to support their operation. The town of Walkersville, near us, held its carnival the week of the Fourth of July. Rides, games and plenty of food were available for our enjoyment. AND it was a great PHOTO opportunity. We have taken the grand-kids to enjoy the fun when they were visiting.
Rides for all ages
Plenty of food
Games to win a prize
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
There's no chaos quite like a bunch of little kids at a birthday party. Three years ago our first great-grand child celebrated the end of his first year. His parents friends had also been busy starting families, so there were a number of little ones in attendance, not to mention aunts, uncles, grand-parents and eight great-grand parents.
Others watch as he blows out the candle
These young girls were willing to help open presents
But surprisingly, no squabbling
A less chaotic moment
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
My header was a view looking at the water (theme chosen be Mac) cascading down from a fountain into Carroll Creek. These two images I took midday June 16 to get the high contrast.
Another small fountain along the creek and another view of the cascade taken on July 5.
And finally, water has been cascading from the sky a lot this summer.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Over the past few days the area has been hammered by severe thunderstorms. Some of the storms had strong winds and heavy rain. Power outages and road closures were common. This street in Frederick was closed after three large trees fell. On Monday the tree folks were still working, but the street was open for traffic. I did not see much damage in our neighborhood, though we got some heavy rain, lightning and thunder last night.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Clear blue and windy Fourth
Dark sky on the ninth,
as the storm moves closer,
and came the rain!
The lines of storms that have been moving across the USA have caused some major damage in the mid-west. There has plenty of wind and rain in the Frederick area with trees down, power outages, and some damage to homes.