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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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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]