Friday, August 30, 2013

Monaghan Township Volunteer Fire Company

Monaghan Township Volunteer Fire Company, 245 West Siddonsburg Road, Dillsburg, Pa. York County Station 67. Organized on March 26, 1962, the station was built in 1966.  A conerstone on the building shows a date of 1975, so it is unknown to me if this is the 1966 building refurbished or a new building. Monaghan Township VFC holds gun shows and an annual fishing show at the station.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Cure for the Common Summer

I don't know how I never posted this sun rise. Only reason I can think of is that it looks alot like one from 2010. It doesn't matter. Any sunrise from the beach is a sight to behold. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Bluebird Cafe

The Bluebird Cafe is a small songwriters hangout south of downtown Nashville. Located in a strip mall along Hillsboro Pike it is an unlikely spot. Apparently the Cafe is used in the TV show Nashville.  It has been around since 1982 and artists like Kenny Chesney and Kieth Urban played here. Big and Rich's first performance was here. Getting in can be tough, even just to listen. The day we swung by it was closed for a private party. What could it have been? Hmmmmm

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Late Summer Color

Took a drive around the Game lands yesterday afternoon. A little too warm to see much widlife other than chipmunks and squirrels. Seemed really dry, even the Conodoguinet Creek was low. Soon enough though it'll be time to be high in  a tree. Fall can't get here quick enough.

Monday, August 26, 2013


Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Next week I'll have a better report from the game I saw last week. I was having some troubles with downloading the camera. That has been resolved. If I had said already about the game, it was an ideal evening for baseball. And the O's won.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

St. Mary's of the Assumption Church, Coaldale, Pa

Here's one from my archives. I visited Coaldale in 2011 after a long absence. This is St. Mary's of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church at 225 Second Street. Opened in 1892. Not sure, but it was probably closed during the mass consolidation of Catholic churches in the coal regions of PA around 2005.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Return of Smiley

I caught Smiley, the bobtailed opossum, on my trail cam videpo. He stopped by for a snack back on July 1st.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Bowling Green Volunteer Fire Department

Bowling Green Volunteer Fire Department, 12420 McMullen Highway SW, Cumberland, Md. Allegany County Station 8. The BGVFD was organized in July of 1947 and built their first station later that year. In 1956 the original station was purchased by the State to relocate the highway and they moved to a new station. The highway work was never done and the department purchased the property back. In 1990 a four-bay addition was built, two bays at street level and two to the rear parking lot. In 2005 two more bays were added to the south side of the building. Primary responce are include the communities of Roberts Place, Bowling Green and Potomac Place.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Marrow of the World

Del Gue: "Ain't that somethin'? I told my Pap and Mam I was coming to the mountains to trap and be a mountain man; acted like they were gut-shot. Says, "Son, make your life here, here's where the peopls is. Them mountains is for animals and savages." I says, "Mother Gue, the Rocky Mountains is the marrow of the world", and by God, I was right."
Jeremiah Johnson: "Yes, you were."

Del Gue (as he rides away): " I ain't never seen'em, but my common sense tells me the Andes is foothills and the Alps is for children to climb! Keep good care of your hair! These here is God's finest sculpurings! And there ain't no laws for the brave ones! And there ain't no asylums for the crazy ones! And there ain't no churches, except for this right here! And there ain't no priests excepting the birds..."

Jeremiah Johnson, 1972

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Slumberland in Cumberland

The Slumberland Motel along the National Highway in LaVale, Maryland. It is right off of Exit 39 of Interstate 68 in western Maryland.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Spring Run Cemetery

I've wandered a cemetery or two in my time. I've seen the old carvings here and there. I saw these from the road as I drove by and had to stop. Most are from the 1870-1890's. Flowers mean beauty, a wreath is victory in death. A tree or weeping willow is for earthly sorrow. The shaking hands mean farewell. The pointing finger points to heaven. Some also have flowers or branches in them. An angel  is a guide to heaven. The angel in the second picture was from the grave of a child. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Saturday Evening at the Yard

Saturday evening we caught our first Orioles game of the season. Seems lately that it's been late August til we've made it down the past couple years. As a bonus they were still finishing up Interleague play and the Colorado Rockies were in town. The bonus bonus was that the O's won. And there was an awesome sunset. You can't see a sunset like that from the good seat. Let's hear it for the cheap seats!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Landing LifeLion

Engine 252 responded last week to Southampton Park to land LifeLion to transport an accident patient. In the time while awaiting the ambulance the crew did a little PR with some kids at the park. Once the ambo showed up it was back to business.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Hancock Rescue Squad

Hancock Rescue Squad, 6 East Main Street, Hancock, Md. Washington County Station 59. The Hancock Rescue Squad was established in 1967 and operates 2 ALS ambulances, 2 chase vehicles and a rescue squad reponding to Washington County, Maryland as well as neighboring Allegany County, Maryland. Responces are also made as mutual aid into Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Check. If you sit long enough and still enough you might get lucky. And luck is what you need the most. After watching him buzz the feeder numerous times. And sitting on the other side of the feeder. I think it finally got dark enough that he calmed down and feasted. I was there waiting.