Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Window Views - South Carolina sunrise

View through our granddaughter's kitchen window.

My World - Great grandson

We went south to celebrate Thanksgiving with the Marianne's family in South Carolina. We stayed with our Christy this time and had family meals with Jim and Tammy. But the center of attention throughout was Bryce, our 5-month-old great grandson.

Bryce with uncles Chris and Michael

Snacks for nibbling while the turkey cooked
(I turned off the camera when the turkey was done)

Bryce wanted a big spoonful!

Big smiles all around
(photo by Marianne)

Marianne and her boys play Rummikub

Bryce roots for the home team

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sky Watch - Almost full moon

The moon on November 19 and then two shots on the 20-th with wisps of clouds in the sky.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Window Views - Sweet windows

On the first Saturday in November, Jeff was painting a Thanksgiving scene on this window of the Sweet Memories candy store. Below is a look into the store through the window.

Later, I stopped by to get a shot of Jeff's finished work.

Monday, November 22, 2010

My World - Groundhog days

Here are some shots of our resident groundhog that lives in a hole (actually several holes connected by tunnels) in the field behind our house. The first two shot were taken in October from inside when he scampered to the neighbors yard to grab an apple and sat in the sun enjoying his meal. Then he climbed up the tree to pose for a face shot. Then two weeks ago I spotted him wandering out in the winter wheat. As he headed back to the hole near the fence, he kept an eye to the sky where two turkey vultures were circling at the far end of the field.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

PhotoHunt - Juicy apples

The apples from our local orchards have been juicy (and delicious) this year. We have had cider in the fridge since September and bought a bushel and a half of apples. Some we ate and some are in the freezer to have all winter. Marianne made apple pumpkin bread, butterscotch apple cake and a bunch of applesauce (also frozen). My header was taken at Catoctin Mountain Orchard.com on my last stop for cider.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sky Watch - Late afternoon

Clouds - 5:19 pm Nov. 14

Clouds and moon - 5:26 pm Nov. 14

Southwest sky - 5:32 pm Nov. 14

Southwest sky - 5:52 pm Nov. 14

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Window Views - More in Frederick

Doors to flowers

Window with spoons and pears

Windows by a brick walk

Window with a swan

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My World - Leaves

Our maple November 5

To catch a falling leaf!

And the leaves came tumbling down

Our maple November 14

And where have all the leaves gone?
To be turned into free mulch!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

PhotoHunt - Itchy leaves

Mixed in with some other weeds is poison ivy which can make for some very itchy skin.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Window Views - Restaurant windows

Table for two

Blue window

Blue window - different day

One of our favorites: Macaroni Grill

Monday, November 8, 2010

My World - First Saturday in November

Downtown Frederick holds an open house (and business) the first Saturday of each month with businesses open late and activities, refreshments and entertainment. The ladies above are members of the Mothers Offering Mothers Support (MOMS) organization. They were giving away homemade goodies and asking for support for the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation. These Moms have friends with children brain tumors. I found this is an organization that I can support and enjoyed the homemade brownies.

The window displays at Ecclectibles are always exquisite. The three story building in this window display is a model of the store itself (and very much the way it looked after the snow storms last winter!).

Step down to get to this music store. Recognize the duo on this album? And when is the last time you bought an "LP"?

Christmas themes are appearing around town and the fall merchandise has been replaced with Christmas items.

And on a cool, breezy November evening no one was eating outside by Carroll Creek.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

PhotoHunt - Alive and not

The one on the right is alive, but for most of the day it's hard to tell!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sky Watch - Clouds at sunset

After the rain on October 27 the skies began to clear, and I took these shots as the sun was dropping lower in the western sky. The first two shots were taken shortly before 6 PM at a shopping center. The last two were taken about 30 minutes later in our back yard.