Friday, November 29, 2013

Grantsville Volunteer Fire Department

Grantsville Volunteer Fire Department, 107 Miller Street, Grantsville, Md. Garrett County Company 60. This is their old station. The recently built a new station at 178 Spring Road in Grantsville. Grantsville was organized June 25, 1928 and is all volunteer. This old station appears to be shared with some sort of business. Unfortunately this is another case of no website, no information.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Beale Street

This is late night on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. It was a scene but maybe sometime it picks up. Just not the party central I expected.

Shore is Nice

Early sunrise, late summer, Assateague Beach, Virginia.

Taking One for the Mets

Listen closely and you can almost feel the fastball hitting David Wright's batting helmet. He doesn't seem any worse for the wear, though. Might have caught his shoulder first. David plays third base for the New York Mets. This was at Citi Field in NYC last June.


Lee Brice singing his song "Beer" at a free concert in front of the Grand Ole Opry. Just an hour ealier I passed him in a hallway inside the Opry. "Hey Freddie, I'm already ready for another down here. Beer."

DCC on City Island

Some of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders doing a routine between innings of a Harrisburg Senators Baseball game. I just love baseball.

Street Corner

This is right in front of Manayana Buddhist Temple looking down Canal Street at the Bowery, NYC. The entrance to the Manhattan Bridge is to my back.

The Lion King

This guy mimicked the big lions, matching them move for move. Lunar New Years 2013, Chinatown, NYC.

Early Morning Light

Along the Beach Road across Assateague Island, Virginia. Waiting on the sun.

Shooting from the Hip

Mr Met firing off another t-shirt into an innocent crowd. No body saw it coming. He was such a nice guy. A drive by shirting. Tragic.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Riding Back into Base Camp

Riding back into base camp after a week above 10,000 feet in the White River National Forest of north central Colorado. We were tired, hungry and stinky but we didn't let the snow bother us. We still had an hour long 5 mile drive to get back onto the hardtop. Then another hour to get back to a warm shower, a hot pizza and a cold beer.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Lowes Safety Day 2013

The Vigilant Hose Company along with the rest of the Shippensburg Fire Department and fire companies from around the area showed up for the annual Lowes Safety Day at Lowes in Shippensburg, Pa. Medevac helicopters from Life Lion of Penn State Hershey and LifeNet were also there for public view.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Flying Bull

Maybe I should say "Flying Cowboy", instead. This poor fella did not make his required 8 seconds nor did he waste much time getting back to the fence. This was from Saturday night's Bull Ride Mania at the Farm Show Building in Harrisburg.

I think I will designate this week ThemeWeek: Video.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Wiley Ford Volunteer Fire Department

Wiley Ford Volunteer Fire Department, Spring Street and State Street, Wiley Ford, West Virginia. Mineral County Station 27. Organized in 1934, WFVFD operated with a built-in-house Packard and buckets. Today they run 2 engines a rescue and 2 brush trucks. In October of 2012 they opened their new firehouse across the street from the original station. The old building will be converted into a community center.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Blue Sky, Cirrus and the Maple Tree

Just thought this wouild make a cool picture.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Caporale's Bakery

On a walkabout in Cumberland Maryland this bakery caught my eye. I'll bet it lookled like this forever. I did not stop by for a snack but the more I post pictyures of places like this I need to start. A sweet roll would have been nice. Or a slice of tomato pie. Or...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The World Will Little Note, Nor Long Remember...

150 years ago, on a train ride from Washington, President Lincoln put the finishing touches on his speech he was to give at the Consecration of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg. This, just four and a half months after the Union victory on the battlefields of Gettysburg. These "few appropriate remarks" followed a two hour oration by Edward Everett. Everett would write to the President that, "I should be glad that I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes."

Monday, November 18, 2013

Early Winter on Devil's Half Acre Road

Winter seemed to come early to Western Maryland when Old Man Winter tossed a little reminder to the mountain side on the Free State. I posted this farm back in the spring almost six months ago.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Coplay Fire Department

Coplay Fire Department, 165 Cherry Street, Coplay, Pa. Lehigh County Station 5. Not much can be found on when fire protection began in Coplay or when this building was built. Fire protection, I believe, goes back to the turn of the 20th century. In December of 2005 the Coplay Borough Council enacted an ordinance that separated the Coplay Fire Department (the active firefighters) from the Coplay Fire Company (the social club). In 2010 the Fire Company transferred the station at 165 Cherry Street and it's debt load to the borough. Part of the deal was they could no longer use the name Coplay Fire Company. The "Social Club" is now known as Commitment to Family and Community" (CFC) and they lease the building from the Borough to hold fundraisers. I'm sure my version doesn't cover all aspects of this but I am only here to give the history of the building that I can find available.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Your Wake Up Call

I was out of bed Saturday morning early enough for it to be a weekday. But somewhere between dark and light, a mere 15-20 minutes, this happened. How could anyone sleep through this?

Post Number 22hundred.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Downtown Louisville

Some of the awesome architecture along Main Street in Louisville, Kentucky. I'd almost go back just to walk the town and see more of this.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Rob Baird, I Swear It's the Truth

While in Memphis last summer I told you about seeing Cody Canada and the Departed at Minglewood Plaza. Well, Rob Baird was the opening act. Just Rob and his guitar. I had never heard of Rob before this but I now have 3 of his songs on my ipod. Not sure what label you would put on his music. Just a singer songwriter, country guy out of the red dirt scene. You tube him sometime, Beer and Gasoline, Crash Hard or Same Damn Thing.

"Good luck to the girls at the side of the stage, Boys at the bar makin' minimum wage,
Every lost soul out there on the interstate, 
Well we'll all be here til the lights burn out, we'll all keep swingin', just strike out,
Tryin' to find heaven, taking what the devil brings,
Oh, everybody's out there lookin' for the same damn thing."

Monday, November 11, 2013

A Drive Down Huckleberryland Road

Here is probably one of my last pictures of fall. This was taken last Sunday, a week ago. Today there is probably very few leaves left on the trees. Some rain and a lot of wind took care of that. It was good while it lasted.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

There is No Dark Side of the Moon, Really, Matter of Fact It's All Dark


Wednesday evening I took the camera and tripod out back  on the hill to shoot the moon. I think this is the fist moon pictures with my T4i. Getting all the settings just right is something it always take me a bit to remember. You shoot a lot faster than you would think. Bottom picture is our moon and Venus.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Metal Township Fire and Ambulance Company

Metal Township Fire and Ambulance Company, 10862 Path Valley Road, Fannetsburg, Pa. Franklin County Company 21. Organized in August of 1990, members set out refurbishing two 1969 American LaFrances, a used ambulance and part of the Fannettsburg Ruritan Building. The department opened for business January 1, 1991. Still today they run two engines and an ambulance but have added a brush truck to their fleet.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Lost Somewhere in Time

I drove out of Walnut Bottom to see if they had picked the corn in front of this old dilapidated barn. I was a little sad that they hadn't because the trees beyond the barn were just right. So, dammit, I took pictures of it anyways.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Waiting on the Sun

Sunday morning. Behind my house. Waiting on the sun.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

And Autumn Rolls On

Sunday morning found me circling the Game Lands. No deer. Lots of little birds, a few hawks and a vulture. I could hear some Ringed Neck Pheasants cackling. That's one sound that takes me back to when I was a kid. Hunting the fields around my house after school. No gun on this walk, just my Canon.