Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mountain Glow

This is what I was attempting to get when I took this picture. Each mountain and tree row showing as a different layer. I don't why but this looks ten times better on my computer than here on the blog. The far mountains are probably 15 miles away along the Colorado River.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Trail

As I started to tell yesterday, I just returned from my semi annual, mind clearing/ altitude adjustment/ elk hunt/ camping trip. My mind was cleared. Our camp was set up at 10,700 feet above sea level. For a week I didn't get below 10,000 feet and actually went on a walkabout Tuesday afternoon and climbed above 11,000 feet. I camped. Six close friends and family in a 16 by 20 foot canvas tent. Tucked into my sleeping bag by 8:30 every evening listening to the chorus of coyotes outside in the dark. Unfortunately, the elk hunt, for me, remained a hunt. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Good Morning, Colorado

1750 miles from home. 2000 miles from the beach. And I am still taking pictures of the sunrise. But when you're not at home, and not at the beach, I can think of no better sunrise than one coming up over the high country of north central Colorado. It almost feels like home.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Greenbackville Volunteer Fire Department

Greenbackville Volunteer Fire Department, Ellis Street, Greenbackville, Accomack County, Virginia. Accomack County Company 2. GVFD was chartered in April 1956 and built this station later that same year. This building served the community until 2000 when it was converted into a community center in 2004.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Early Morning Cast

A lonely fisherman tending his rods and hoping for some early morning luck. Assateague Island opens it's south side in September to fishermen, beach goers and over sand vehicles.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Building 17

Building 17 at the State Insane Asylum in Norristown, Pa.  This building was used for patient housing and treatment. Possibly built in the late 1800's the date above the porch reads 1932. Not sure when it was abandoned but it seems that it hasn't seen use in  at least 30 years. I should have saved this one for Halloween next week.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Through the Wilderness

A trail through the wilderness to camp. this was looking downhill. Camp was still another 400 yards up hill. Flat Tops Wilderness Area, Colorado, Fall 2010.

Monday, October 22, 2012

US Lightship Chesapeake

The United States Lightship Chesapeake is docked at Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland.  Lightships were ships that acted like a lighthouse, often in water too deep to built a permanent lighthouse. Built in 1930, this ship, LV-116, was last used at the mouth of the Delaware Bay in 197 and was decommissioned the next year. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Co. Station 9A

Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company, Station 9A, 26 Academy Street, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware. Formed in 1889, this building was built in 1890. This served as the sole fire station until the 1920's. and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Start of Another Beautiful Day

Any day at the beach is a beautiful day. But when they start out looking like this there needs to be a better word for it. This is Swan Cove on Assateague Island, Virginia. The Atlantic Ocean is just beyond that tree row.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Eat at Joe's

Joe's Crab Shack, Broadway on the Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC. Taken the day after Christmas 2011, with the point and shoot.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Manayunk Bridge

Main Street Manayunk looking northwest. The overpass is the Manayunk Bridge, or Pencoyd Viaduct, it is an old Pennsylvania Railroad bridge. SEPTA later took over the bridge but closed in in 1986. I had better pictures of it crossing the Schuylkill River I'll have to post sometime. Manayunk is in Northwest Philadelphia, Pa.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall has Fallen

How come everyone says that Spring has sprung, but no one ever says that Fall has fallen? Hmmmmm

Friday, October 12, 2012

West Grove Fire Company, Station 12

West Grove Fire Company, Station 12, 1 Firehouse Lane, New London, Chester County, Pa. This is the second station for the department, it was built in 1993. The WGFC was formed in 1904 and incorporated in 1905. It's original station, Station 22, is located in West Grove. It's newest station, Station 32, is south of here along Route 896 and opened in April of 2012. This station sits just off of Route 896 behind the Sunoco station (2000 block of Newark Road). The trailer is an Advanced Fire Training Simulator for the Southern Chester County Fire Chiefs Association.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

USS Constellation

Constructed in 1854, commissioned in 1855, decommissioned in 1933, recommissioned as a national symbol in 1940, decommissioned and stricken from Naval Vessel Register in 1955, berthed at Inner Harbor, Baltimore and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963, condemned as unsafe in 1994, towed to dry dock in 1996, restored by 1999, photographed for this blog 2012.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Raglin Hand-Craft Mills (PG 180)

The Raglin Hand-Craft Mills, Minerva Mills, founded  1906 , Philadelphia. Located on East Louther Street in Carlisle, Pa. What first caught my eye when I was driving around Carlisle was the old smoke stack out back (I'll post that some other day). Then it was the doorways. So I parked for a better look. Then I noticed the tiles. (are they bas relief? I'd hate to sound like I know what I'm talking about, so I won't). A wicked direct sun made these pictures a little tricky not to over expose.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012


Chinese lantern hanging in Sara Roosevelt Park in Chinatown NYC during the 2012 Lunar New Years celebration.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Greenbackville, Va. 23356

 Greenbackville, Virginia. Straight north across the bay from Chincoteague. Population 192. You don't realize until you start to look, but, there isn't a lot of non-typical post offices out there anymore. Nowadays they all seem to be those cookie cutter brick boxes.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Philadelphia Engine 12 House

Philadelphia Fire Department, Engine Company 12. 4447 Main Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Located in the Manayunk neighborhood. Battalion 9. Built in 1927. Once also home to Ladder 25, who is now stationed in East Falls with Engine 35. Philadelphia's first volunteer fire company began in 1736 and in 1870 City Council passed an ordinance creating the Philadelphia Fire Department. Gargoyles, such as these lions, seem common to some of the old Philly stations.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

That Moment Just Before Dawn

One of those magic moments just before dawn when the world is still asleep and doesn't know what they're missing. A mid-morning nap is the reward for being a part of this time of day.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Ready, Aim, Fire

The boys from North Carolina send a volley downtown during the street skirmish at the 2012 March to Destiny in Shippensburg. March to Destiny is an annual event reenacting the Confederate occupation of Shippensburg leading up to the Battle at Gettysburg in 1863.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Mason Hill Cemetery

Mason Hill Cemetery is located along Mason Hill Road in Cameron County, Pennsylvania. I took these pictures 3 years ago tomorrow while I drove around wasting time between the early morning elk activities and the evening elk activities.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Postseason, Baby!

The Orioles whooped up on the Red Sox this weekend. The Yankees split a few with the Blue Jays. And the Angels lost one to the Rangers. What Does this all mean? Postseason, baby! The O's have not been in the post season since they went wire to wire in 1997. So, now they are tied for first place in the American League East and tied on top of the AL Wild Card. October baseball in Charm City feels good.

How good does it feel? Even Hulk-Hand Ripken is celebrating. 

(all pictures from 8/25/2012 game vs. the Toronto Blue Jays)