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.