I had a little color show up at the thistle feeder this past weekend. These are American Goldfinches. I think they are both male and the one on the right is either immature or just hasn't gotten his summer plumage.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
That's right another year is in the books. Seven years down and an eighth on the way. Last year was fun, saw some new things and did some old things again. There was a lot of bird pictures, the backyard feeders were hopping. Made another trip to see the eagles at Conowingo Dam and a first trip to see the snow geese and tundra swans at Middle Creek. The big trip took us to Nashville and Memphis. The Opry, Ryman and Graceland. Lots of live music and the Johnny Cash USPS stamp unveiling concert. Baseball in Louisville, Kentucky and the New York Mets Citi Field for the first time. Oriole Park again and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders at the Harrisburg Senators game. Chambersburg Ice Fest and NYC's Lunar New Year parade. More firehouses, more flowers, an forgotten farmhouse and a lighthouse. More to come this year and it's big, really big. Numbers? Last year there was 295 posts for a total all time of 2329. There was 27,497 page views on my blog, total all time of 105,500 page views. That means that 26 percent of all my page views came in my seventh year in the blog-o-sphere. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee
John Carter Cash at the Ryman
Keith Urban at the Grand Ole Opry
Lee Brice outside of the Opry
American Pickers in Nashville
Citi Field, Queens. New York City
Sun Studio, Memphis
Cody Canada and the Departed in Memphis
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore
Rathaus Glockenspeil, Munich, Germany, 1985
Immature Bald Eagle at Conowingo Dam, Maryland
Concord Point Lighthouse, Harve de Grace, maryland
Chambersburg Square during Ice Fest
The Forgotten Farmhouse
Year of the Horse, Chinatown, NYC
Snow Geese at Middle Creek
Engine No. 2, Cumberland Fire Department, Maryland
Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders at Metro Bank Park, Harrisburg, Pa
Louisville Slugger Field, Louisville, Kentucky
Friday, April 25, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Odd ducks and a turtle. These two ducks were making themselves at home on Dykeman's Spring a week or so ago. I stopped because I thought they were Canvasbacks. But I think they may be Mallards, cross breeds or leucistic (part albino). I'm still not sure.
And there is my first Painted Turtle of the spring.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Bart Township Fire Company, 11 Furnace Road, Quarryville, Pa. (P.O. Box 72, Bart, Pa.) Lancaster County Company 51. Organized in 1946 they built their first station in Georgetown where the current post office sits. In 1967 they completed construction of the new firehouse on Furnace Road. Additions in 1986 and again in 2006 added additional apparatus bays, a lounge, offices and a work room for fundraising. BTFD run 2 engines, a tanker, a QRS unit and a manpower squad. In 2013 they ran 175 fire calls and 145 QRS runs.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Sunday it was 80 degrees. Monday it was a breezy 75 degrees. Wednesday we had tickets to the Baltimore Orioles afternoon game. Temp at first pitch? 39 degrees. That's Thirty Nine Degrees with 10 mph winds. Gloves, Hood and Coat. But it's better than being at work. And our guys won.