Monday, January 16, 2017

Headerbangers hiatis - Small things

The squirrels have been our constant visitors this winter. There are still plenty of acorns on the ground. This one was staring at me through the window a few mornings ago. The one in my header was chomping away on acorns in the driveway. The rest of the images are things around the house or hanging on the walls.

The end

Monday, January 2, 2017

Header Challenge - Christmas 2016

My header is a view of one of the Christmas lights in Frederick. The local fire and rescue give Santa a ride through the neighbor every December so he does not get lost on Christmas eve. And below is another view of the lights in Frederick

 A bit of snow on the 22-nd

 and some of our decorations.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Header Challenge - Strange photos

We have a few days of freezing temps recently, with rain and a few snow flakes. But it was strange to see on December 11, a little snow that only collected on autos, not the ground or streets. Squiggles and lines (above), the setting sun through the trees and finally back lit leaves,

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Header challenge - Hot and spicy

 Not your expected peppery hot stuff! Marianne made apple sauce in her new pressure cooker this year. (Usually it is cooked all day in the crock pot.) Same good taste (hot or cold) and much less time to cook. (Still a lot of peeling, coring and chopping.)

And then into jars and the freezer to enjoy all winter!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Header Challenge - Elections

When I chose this theme for a heater I was planning to take my camera with me to vote and get some shots of folks going in to vote and all of the political signs that appear on Election Day. However, we decided to vote early. Here, the county opens 3 polling places and any registered voter can vote the week before the official Tuesday voting day. We chose to vote early and tried on the first day. It was raining; the parking lot was full so we went home. We went back a second time and the voting was easy - only a few minutes to show ID, get a ballot, mark it and put it in the scanner. Official voting Tuesday was cold and drizzly and I did not go back out with my camera, so my header is the only voting shot I have. It is the sticker given to all who voted.

Our head bangers on both sides of the big pond have now gone through contentious elections with the direction of both governments in flux and the outcome unknown. Certainly there will be much talk (especially by the pundits), but in the end I expect life will continue much as before for most of us.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Header Challenge - Fireworks

Here are a few shots of fireworks, probably taken at the Mall in Washington, DC,

 Full frame of my header.

And again with some Photoshop effects.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Header Challenge - Favorite animal

In September we lost my favorite animal, Zoey. She was rescued by the Siamese Rescue Society of Virginia. We got both her and Buster (another rescue) a bunch of years ago. Miss you Zoey.

 She loved Marianne's desk

and the fire in winter.