Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Header Challenge - Last week's skies

The past week brought us clouds, fog, a little rain, warmth, and some nice sunsets.

Morning clouds

Workers in the sky

December 15 sunset

This one became my header

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sky Watch - as the sun sets

 December 6

 December 7 (and next 3)

December 10

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Header Challenge - Getting ready for Christmas

We have been getting ready for Christmas. Marianne has been busy with shopping (with a little help from her online connections).  I have been doing the outside decorations with a little help from the elf. Next we will decorate inside and get the presents in the mail to Colorado, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia. I hope your Christmas preparations are going well!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Sky Watch - Return of blue skies

After a week of clouds and rain, the sun and blue sky returned.

along with more leaves.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Header Challenge - Object from home

Karma Kitty has resided with us for several years, quietly meditating and observing our world. She also enjoys the seasons and will soon put on her Christmas attire.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Sky Watch - Carolina sunset

 Nov 27 5:54 pm

 Nov 27 5:54 pm

  Nov 27 6:09 pm

 Nov 27 6:26 pm

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sky Watch - November skies

 We have had a lot of gray (and falling leaves) this November

and a little blue!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Header Challenge - FUN, FUN, FUN

When the younger grandsons come to visit, there is always lots of fun! Playing UNO, or other games, reading, computing, and eveen when saying good-bye!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Sky Watch - Another sunset

 Sunset November 11, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

header Challenge - Then and now

The seasons are changing in our part of the world and I chose to illustrate those changes that are occurring rapidly. First, the field behind us on October 14 and below on November 11. The harvest was last weekend

Next the maple tree in our yard on November 4 in full color and below on November 10. (Guess where the  leaves went!)

You guessed right - they fell in our yard (above November 4). I have been raking - almost done on November 11).

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Header Challenge - Historic district

During the early days of the US, settlers arrived at the ports of Philadelphia and Baltimore from Europe. To find land, they moved west into Pennsylvania, Maryland and south into the Shenandoah Valley. Many settled in the Frederick area and made significant contributions to the young nation. Francis Scott Key was one of them. He was born in the county and is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

In the early 1700's German settlers began to move into this part of Maryland. (Land in Pennsylvania had become too expensive for new arrivals.) The Bruner family bought 303 acres and named it after their home region of Germany. The first house was wood, but in 1758 this stone house was built. In 1974, the house was purchased by the Fredrick County  Landmarks Foundation and is now a museum.