Monday, August 15, 2016

Cotoctin Mountain Orchard

Went up to Cotoctin Mountain Orchard and bought some peaches (which are now in our freezer). They also have flowers for sale (cut your own). I used my camera so I can share them with you. My header shows a section of Cotoctin Mountain.







Saturday, July 30, 2016

Hot and stormy

 We have had hot and stormy weather recently. Storms have rolled through Maryland and Virginia. This one on July 25 dumped heavy rain and wind on us.


 Wet squirrel was having trouble getting back to the nest.

and then clearing!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Header Challenge - missing this week

The header challenge group of five has taken a break as real life issues have made posting on specific themes difficult.  My off theme header was this black eyed Susan! Next week the theme is "Summer Heat" and we have been having plenty of it!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Header Challenge - Water for the grass

 Water keeps our grass green ...




and nicely reflects the setting sun!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

On recent visits  to Carroll Creek, the ducks have been going strong , powered by webbed feet.

 



Thursday, June 30, 2016

Header Challenge - Where am I?

Actually, I am at home -  the travelers were my younger son and his two daughters. While they were here we all took a stroll along Carroll Creek in Frederick to see water lilies now blooming. Header photo by Marianne. Thanks Marianne!)







Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Header Challenge - Signs



My header was the sign on the McCutcheon's building where people have been buying apples and apple products for 78 years. They also had portraits of some of the famous people over the years painted near the top of the building.Below is just a few on them. 


The City of Frederick dates back to the 1700's. Here is a sign on one of the older buildings.

The sign on the afternoon train




The newspaper moved to a new building, but left its sign.


                          Some signs have been declared "historic" and cannot be disturbed.


Out side seating




More old town or Civil War?