Friday, January 31, 2014

Susquehanna Hose Company, Division 4

Susquehanna Hose Company, Division 4, 911 Revolution Street, Harve de Grace, Maryland. Harford County Station 5. This is one of five divisions in the Suquehanna Hose Companies citywide coverage. This station was built in 1994 and houses an engine and rescue.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Keeper's House

The original Keeper's house for the Concord Point Lighthouse, in Havre de Grace, Maryland, was a single story house built along with the Lighthouse in 1827. (The light is across the street) John O'Neill was the first Lighthouse Keeper. He served for $350 a year until his death in 1838. In 1884 the roof was raised to a two-story level and the attached kitchen was improved.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Into the Woods

Another shot of the old forgetten farmhouse. This one from the front yard, but looking into the sun.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Farm in Winter

The last time I posted this farm I was looking for some good Fall pictures. Well last Saturday I was looking for some good winter pictures. How'd I do?

Monday, January 27, 2014

Better Days

Saturday afternoon I had an opportunity to take a quick drive looking for some snowy goodness. Yeah, I've shot this barn before, but one more time won't hurt.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Lowes Landing

1/25/2014: Life Lion landing at Lowes in Shippensburg, Pa.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Hancock Volunteer Fire Company

Hancock Volunteer Fire Company, 3 Fulton Street, Hancock Md. Washington County Station 5. Established in 1928.
Not much is found on the HVFD. The website is only partially funtioning. Most pages are unaccessible. If you know anything more please reply and I will update as needed.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

4 Trees

Four randow trees. All in a row. Not in a tree museum. No dollar and a half charge just to see them.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Basement with a View

More of the forgotten farmhouse. Gotta love the double decker fireplace.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Forgotten Farmhouse

More pictures of the old farmhouse. It's hard to believe that this was once a home. Full of rooms, full of life. From the outside it looks big. The limestone construction speaks to the fact the farmer was well off. But to see the hollow shell it's just hard to imagine the stairs to the second floor. The fireplace crackling and warming the house. 
I'm sure that deisel will be the end of this. Mother nature would be much slower.

Monday, January 20, 2014


Saturday's walkabout lead me to this old farm house. Long forgotten. All the wood is gone. The roof, most of the lathe on the walls, the addition out back, the barn. Everything. The old stone walls are a testament to craftsmanship. They'll be there forever.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company

Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company. 11210 York Road, Cockeysville, Maryland. Baltimore County Station 39. Formed in October 1896 as the Marble Hill Fire Department, it would be 1917 before they incorporated as Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company. In 1896 they started in a carriage house at York and Shawan Roads. As apparatus grew bigger so did their choice of stations did moving into an old carpentry shop at York and Ashland Roads and eventually into a shop in front of that station in 1900. Here they stayed until fire took the building in 1927. In 1928 the built a new station and remained there until building the current station in 1990. CVFC ran 1137 fire and 1830 EMS calls last year.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A New Blue View

This is a different view from my backyard. Taken in bluer sky days.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Nashville Boots

Some of the many boot shops in downtown Nashville. There was a bunch. So many you would think that the supply would make the prices reasonable. Wrong. So wrong. We came home and spend half of that.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sun Mike

Sun Studio in Memphis, the place where Elvis got his start. The Sun legend was further fueled by the likes of Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison. What songs do who sing to this microphone? Did the King of Rock n Roll grip it while doing the hip thing? Did Johnny sing about Folsom Prison with it? Some things the world may never know.

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Farmstead

Another barn I saw while on a drive-about last weekend. Nothing this weekend, rainy Saturday and busy Sunday. this one is somewhere between Chambersburg and Scotland, Pa.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Spellcheck, Please.

Gas pump in Limon, Colorado. Is that Ho-made or Homemade? At least it's nice to know they keep their Ho's busy during the day making pastries.

Thrift shop in downtown Chamersburg, Pa. Buy -N- Seel. I think they need a little more blackout, I mean whiteout.

Diner, Cleversburg, Pa. I'm really surprised they didn't spell it with an "SH".

Friday, January 10, 2014

Alliance Fire Company No. 1

Alliance Fire Company No. 1, 717 Washington Avenue, Northampton, Pa., Northampton County. Organized in October 14, 1902 it became a part of the Northampton Fire Department in 1994 when it joined Northampton Fire Company #1 and Central Fire Company. The Alliance started at Sheiry's Hall and moved into this building in 1911. The fire company still exists and the old station is now a social hall. 

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Nothing But Blue Skies

I took this last year at about this time. I thought it was cold then. Well, it's cold now. It was 4 below Tuesday morning. Calling for 50 on Saturday. If you don't like the weather around here, wait 5 minutes.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Johnny Cash: Up Against the Wall (PG 193)

Downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Where else could you find this? Located at the corner of 4th and Malloy Streets this mural was originally painted in 2003. In late 2012 the original artist got together to restore it back to it's former glory. 12 feet tall and 150 feet long,