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
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).
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.
I joined the Header Challenge team in November. We post a new header each week on a suggested theme. Imac is the founder and head of the team. The members vote for best header and the winner gets the gold. The links above will take you to the other participants.
This blog contains my posts for Our World Tuesday and Sky Watch Friday. Click on the logos below to reach the host site for these memes and links to a world full of great photographers. I also share photos, both present and past, on additional subjects. I may occasionally post photos taken by others and will so note ownership in the post.
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Photos on this blog were taken by me, unless otherwise noted. They belong to me or the person identified and are protected by copyright; they may not be copied, reproduced or distributed without the express, written consent of myself or the owner. All Rights Reserved.
I am retired, married to a smart, talented lady who once thought we computer people were geeks and now is one of us geeks. I have a long time interest in photography. We live in Maryland, about 50 miles from Washington, DC.
My main camera is a Nikon D3100 with two zoom lenses (18-55 and 55-200).
[Portrait by Marianne Oct 2, 2010]