Monday, November 30, 2009

My World Tuesday - Grandsons

We had a delightful four-day visit from our two youngest Grandsons (also their Mom and Dad) this Thanksgiving. Winston is 3 years and Lewis is 6 months. I was named after Dad's younger brother, Lewis, who died before I was born and Grandson Lewis was named after me. The name "Lewis" in our family is from the Lewis family in Virginia. One of my ancestors about 5 generations back was a cousin of Meriwether Lewis. (The above was taken under our glass table, hence the reflection.)

Winston loves to play with toy cars. He brought his collection and roadmap, but the cars are ones we collected through the years as the older grandsons visited. He also wanted to get in on our game of Trivial Pursuit.

Lewis was enthralled with Mommaw's humming. He is a happy little guy and seemed to always be interested in what was going on around him.

Winston playing with the cars on Sunday before they left.

Odd Shots - Big wheels in the road

What's odd about this machine is that it is the first of this make and model I have seen. With lots of farms in Frederick County, manure spreaders traveling from barn to field are a common sight.

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

Saturday, November 28, 2009

PhotoHunt - Technology gap

My youngest daughter and her family are visiting for Thanksgiving. We are up with them on camera technology, but there is a big gap in phone technology.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sky Watch Friday - Skies last week

Cloudy sunrise November 18

Smoke ring clouds, November 20

Sky and moon at dusk, November 20

Sunset and clouds, November 22

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Window Views - Our dining room window

Early morning sun

Spider catches a leaf

Early morning fog

Monday, November 23, 2009

My World Tuesday - Late fall scenes

Here are a few shots of late fall in our part of Maryland taken last week. Most fields have been harvested and winter wheat has sprouted with a nice green cover.

Most trees are bare but a few still sported brilliant colors.

And our pin cushion still provides a lonely spot of color in our yard.

Odd shots - Z's

The owner of this car was either last in line or paid extra to get an unforgettable license plate. (I hope it does not mean "asleep at the wheel!")

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

Saturday, November 21, 2009

PhotoHunt - Water birds

These feathered friends in Baker Park were enjoying their swim and one came on shore to see if the camera was edible.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sky Watch Friday - Sepia sunrise and fog

Sepia sunrise

The first three shots were taken between 7:15 and 7:30 AM on November 15. They have not been altered except to resize for posting. The first was taken through our dining room window and the others out in the yard. (I posted another view of this on Lew's Pics.) The fog quickly dissipated, leaving blue sky and light clouds. The sunset was taken at 5:00 PM.

Fog over field

Sun, fog and blue sky

Contrails at sunset

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Window Views - Jeweler's windows

ZaRUBa & ZaRUBa is a jewelry shop in downtown Frederick. Their windows have a display of old jeweler's bench and tools along with a few samples. These shots were taken during my First Saturday stroll along Marker Street.

Monday, November 16, 2009

My World Tuesday - Falling leaves

The leaves have been falling around here for several weeks, and I decided to catch them in the act. Here are two shots of leaves before they hit the ground. And one of how many that had fallen (this is after two previous rakings of the yard. The first shots were on the 7-th. On the 15-th the tree was bare.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Odd shots - Web and wire . . .

. . . but no spider. The weekend of wind and rain must have chased them away.

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

Saturday, November 14, 2009

PhotoHunt - First Saturday music

One of the features of Frederick's First Saturday is music. Several groups were performing at different locations downtown. The Echoes sang songs from the Doo-Wop era with the sound very reminiscent of what I heard as a teenager. (And still enjoy today - Marianne has most of the original 45's.) I stopped and listened awhile. Most of those who stopped were over 50, except one little gal, about 3, who was enthralled and went up to the leader to thank him before strolling off with her Mom.

Hard Swimming Fish was performing a little further down the street.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sky Watch Friday - Varied skies

The last few days our skies have looked like the above. The heavy rain, flooding and high winds are east of us along the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic. The next three were taken on November 5 over a 3 minute span, looking west, southwest and east. The last was sunset on November 7.