Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Morning rays

Early Monday morning view to the east across our deck.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sea worthy vessel?

This water vessel is really used by the lifeguards at the lake in Greenbrier State Park.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Then and Now - Old train station

January 21, 2008

This is the old train station in the City of Frederick. On January 21 last year it was clear and cold and the building stood alone at the end of a parking lot. Now it is hot and hazy and the building is almost hidden in the construction of a parking garage and condominiums.

July 25, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bird feeder

Big E's bird feeder. We enjoyed watching the finches and other small birds visit this feeder on our visit to Connecticut last month.

Friday, July 17, 2009

A walk around the yard



Lemon Symphony

Orange Lily

Yellow and Peach Lily

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Early Wednesday morning I found this little creature staring at me through the dining room window. My guess is that it is a recently emerged dragonfly. The body is about an inch long and the tail at least 2 inches. It was still clinging to the window in the breeze in the afternoon.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Then and Now - Farmer's field

March 3, 2009

Two views from our dining room window of the field behind our house. Most years winter wheat has been planted in the field, but last fall the corn stalks were left after the harvest. Soy beans were planted in late spring and now we enjoy a green view again.

July 8, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bubbling rock and stone perch

I bought the granite blocks for the border to our rose bed at Irwin Stone in Frederick. They have an attractive display of their products near the entrance to the office. Here are two examples. (I posted pics of the bird last May.)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

First butterfly

While I was working on the walkway, this butterfly fluttered down nearby. It must have recently emerged from its cocoon, as it was not flying well and just stretched its wings for several minutes before flying off. I was standing about a foot away when I took this images.