Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Window Views - Fair windows

There are always many traveling restaurants at the fair with windows to serve you. In Maryland crabs are a must, and JB's gives you a choice of other style seafood. Beef and poultry were well represented, along with other choices. I left before my dinnertime so the root beer was all I sampled, but Marianne did chastise me for not bringing home some funnel cakes!

Monday, September 28, 2009

My World Tuesday - Great Frederick Fair

The first agricultural fair was held in Frederick County in 1822. The Great Frederick Fair dates to 1853, with fairs held yearly except for during and shortly after the US Civil War. The fair has been in its current location since the early 1900's. The fair provides an means for local farmers to exhibit their livestock and crops; homemade jams, jellies and cakes; and other hand made goods. There is also a large photography exhibit, with images that compete with any we see on My World Tuesday. The fair also provides encouragement to youngsters who are interested in agriculture with ribbons and prizes for various age groups. The fair also provides major entertainment; rides and games; and competitions with both animals and machines. And lots and lots of food! (I will be posting more fair images this week, both here and on Lew's Pics.)

Lots of new machinery on display

This one has been converted to a kids slide - note the blue mat at the rear

One of the young winners

A small sample of the food

Odd Shots - Fair money

I expect to see Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) in banks and businesses, but they are also at the Great Frederick Fair. And with all there is to do at the fair, I expect this ATM gets used often.

To see more Odd Shots, start at Katney's Kaboodle and follow the links.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

PhotoHunt - Twisted cable

A local radio station was broadcasting from the Great Frederick Fair this week. The twisted cable connects to the extendable antenna. From this location the antenna did need to be very high.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sky Watch Friday - Sunrise in fog

6:17 AM EST Sun lights up the ground fog

6:20 AM EST Clouds to the east

6:24 AM EST Fog is lifting

6:27 AM EST Blue sky to the west

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Window Views - Ecclectibles

Here's another view of a shop window in Frederick. For a city of 60,000 people, there are plenty of shops with decorative items, some new and others old.

Monday, September 21, 2009

My World Tuesday - Fountain by the creek

Along Carroll Creek in the center of Frederick, there are a number of places to buy a beverage of your choice. But there is one place to get free water. The Diehl Memorial Fountain commerates a 1911 fountain which honored Marie Diehl, the founder of the Frederick SPCA. This one also serves people and their pets, though not horses.



Closeup of the bronze relief

Odd shots - Kernel out of line

We froze about 30 pints of creamed corn for the good eating this winter. This kernel just did not stay in line.

To see more Odd Shots, start at Katney's Kaboodle and follow the links.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

PhotoHunt - Upside down sleeper

Cats can sleep in the almost any position. Here's our Zoey sun bathing upside down on the white carpet last winter. And Friday night she was on the sofa upside down.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sky Watch - Afternoon and evening

Lone tree and clouds, afternoon, September 4, 2009

Last glimpse of the sun with geese, September 4, 2009

Evening glow, September 4, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Window Views - Ornate bays

Here are some bay windows set in a more ornate architecture than those I have previously posted. This is an office building in downtown Frederick with more elaborate stone work than most of the buildings nearby.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Blog - Lew's favorite Pics

I have started a new blog, Lew's Favorite Pics, where I am posting some of my favorite images in a larger format. There is no particular theme and some of the images have appeared previously here or on Lew's Pics.

Monday, September 14, 2009

My World Tuesday - Construction update

Parking garage

Back in April I posted some shots of new construction under way in Frederick. Here is an update on the progress.

Equipment beside the garage - note the signs

County School Offices getting higher

Smaller building underway nearby

Odd Shots - Sturdy post

The owners of the orchard where we have bought some apples and peaches do not want their mailbox to fall.

To see more Odd Shots, start at Katney's Kaboodle and follow the links.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

PhotoHunt - Electric trains

The electricity for the Acela Express, AMTRAK's high speed (150 mph) train.

AMTRAK regular train engine.

And all the wires to keep the trains running.
(Photos taken at Baltimore BWI Station)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sky Watch Friday - Saturday skies

Blue sky and clouds reflected in blue Chevelle

Reflected sun in Carroll Creek

Sun behind the suspension footbridge

Reflected sky
I take a shot of this building almost every time I walk by. Our sky had lots of clouds interspersed with bright blue. Usually we have hazy, smoggy skies in late summer but cooler weather pushed through and we got a pleasant end to our summer.