Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sky Watch - Contrails

Crossing contrails

Contrails through the trees

Bright contrails

Contrail and sunset

Contrail and moon

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Header Challenge - Reflections

I have been doing a meme featuring reflections on my "Lew's pics" blog for several years, so reflections are in my folders of images. When Craver hinted it might be a good candidate for a header I took his suggestion.The east and west (shown in header) ends for the building are different from the street side. This building first appeared on Lew's Pics
in 2008.

The north side reflects the parking garage across the street.

These two reflections were taken in the parking area across the street from my header.

Above, Baker Park after heavy rain and Carroll Creek over flows (creek bed is in the trees). Below, the Monocacy Aqueduct from the down stream side.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Our World - More Creek work

The Carroll Creek flood control project created a linear park along the bed of the creek and the underground carriers of the flood waters. The project starts at the edge of Baker Park (above) on the west side of the business district and ends near the fair grounds on the east side. A linear park was created along the section from Baker Park to East Street. Work has now begun on the section from East Street to Patrick Street. In addition to creating a park like setting, redevelopment of some of the buildings is planned, with addition businesses and restaurants.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sky Watch - This past week

 White fluff

 A floating duck?

 Spire through the trees

 A sky full of geese

Blue sky after the snow

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Header Challenge - Vertical

Christine chose vertical as the theme for this week. I chose Yosemite Valley as the starting point for a header. There is lots of "vertical" there and it is all beautiful. We visited there for several days back in 1990, walking around the valley looking up, looking down from Glacier Point, and driving across the top to leaving via Tioga pass.

The vertical face of Half Dome, as seen from Glacier Point. 

 Looking down from Glacier Point. Our framed tent accommodations were in the trees off to the bottom right.
 Vertical close to home - looking up our oak tree in winter

A vertical wall of windows in Frederick.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Ous World - Old cannery

 Old facade

The Monocacy Valley Canning Company operated on the edge of the Frederick business district during the first half of the 20-th century. Recently, the old building was restored and expanded to accommodate new businesses. The renovation and expansion is now complete, but yet to be occupied.

 Additions on east and west

East side (new)

North side

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sky Watch - February skies

February 4 - Sunset through the trees

 February 4 - Sunset over the hills

 February 9 - Foggy morning

 February 12 - Afternoon clouds

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Header Challenge - Something RED

Mac asked us to post a header of something red. My sister had sent us a Christmas gift which sprouted and produced this red flower (along with some white blooms). This bloom had become too heavy for its stem and I cut it and placed it on the window sill in a glass of water. My header was taken in late afternoon with the sun casting a long shadow and bright rays scattered by the glass. I place a black cloth under the flower for the above shot. (Note: this is one of the few times I also posted the same images on Lew's Favorites.)
Marianne likes RED as an accent color. Here are some examples.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Our World - Return of the geese

I have seen the Canada geese fly over heading for fields near us, but this was the first time in several years they chose to land on the farm behind us. 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sky Watch - Bright and blue

 Afternoon moon January 31

 Bright and blue February 2

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Header challenge - Spare time

Cats are masters of the use of spare time! And as you can see on my header we have plenty of spare time. My abundance of spare time began a few years ago upon retirement and I highly recommend accepting the offer when it is presented to you. There is time to

 do a sudoku (and sometimes a crossword also);

 watch the birdies in the snow;

 and take pictures!