Friday, February 28, 2014

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, Black Horse Station

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, Black Horse Station, 4352 Norrisville Road, White Hall, Md. Harford County Company 7. The volunteer  fire company formed in 1929 in Jarrettsville, ambulance service started in 1956. Land was purchased in the Black Horse area to buid a substation in 1983. The new station was dedicated in September 1985.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Around the Corner

Spring may be just around the corner, but until then... it's still winter. I don't think that I need to remind you of that.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

People Will Definitely Come

"The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, it's part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh, people will come, Ray, people will definitely come." 
Terrance Mann (James Earl Jones) to Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner)
Field of Dreams, 1989

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Video City

Does anyone still remember renting videos? Wandering the aisles looking at the empty boxes, taking it up to the counter. Leaving a check with them in case you didn't bring it back? Paying your fines because you didn't"Be Kind and Rewind". Usually pick up a soda and a bag of microwave popcorn.
Video City sits at the intersection of Mechanic Street and Market Street in downtown Cumberland, Maryland.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Last of the Snowstorm Birds

This is the last of my stowstorm bird pictures.They were here over the weekend but I got no pictures. the weather finally showed hints of spring, so I got out and spent some time in the fresh air. Now it's back to winter.

Today; Carolina Wren, Northern Cardinals, Dark-eyed Juncos and a European Starling.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps

Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps, 1601 Level Road, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Arundel Station 59, Harford County. The history of ambulances in Havre de Grace started in 1929 and was sponsored by the Harford Memorial Hospital. In the 1940's the service was taken over by the local American Legion. In 1986 the HdGAC was formed. They are currently all volunteer offering BLS as well as ALS services. They built this station just off Level Road in 2000.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Raise the Roof

Another from the forgotten farmhouse. I like the contrasts of colors and textures. The straight lines and those that ain't. The stones and the brick. The earth tones and the sky. It all works.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hollister, NYC (PG 194)

Drive by shooting of the Hollister Co. building sitting the intersection of East Houston Street at the 600 block of Broadway in the SoHo section of Manhattan, NYC.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Not Playing Nice

I guess one Downy Woodpecker and one Carolina Wren is all that is allowed at the suet block at a time. When a second Downy shows up it just throws off everything.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Winging It

The feeders continue to be the destination for all incoming flights. Enjoyed by all. The House Sparrows, the Northern Cardinals and the House Finches.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Susquehanna Hose Company, Division 1

Susquehanna Hose Company, Division 1, 453 South Juniata Street, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Harford County Station 5. This is one of five divisions in the Susquehanna Hose Company's citywide coverage. SHC was organized in 1902, Division 1 is the oldest division and home of Engine 511 and Tower 531. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Chambersburg Downtown

The fountain on the Square in Chambersburg all lit up for Ice Fest back at the end of January. I have a lot more pictures from Ice Fest but too much else is going on. And I forgot that this is the week I usually do old scans. Maybe next week I fire up the scanner.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

What was Happening at the Other Feeders

Not all the action was at the suet feeders. There was plenty going on at the seed feeders. Especially after the squirrel left. I still have Goldfinches coming into the thistle feeder. And visitors at the seed feeder included Cardinals, House Finches and White-Throated Sparrows. There was also the Mourning Doves cleaning up under the seed feeder and snoozing in the dead sumacs on the hill.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

More from the Feeders

Another day and I'm posting more birds from my new suet feeder. I found it back at Christmas time at a local nursery. Problem is that's the only place I can get the suet plugs, though. No big deal, I still load the old reliable suet cake cage. Today I have a Tufted Titmouse, a Dark-eyed Junco and a male Downy Woodpecker.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Busy Day at the Feeders


I know it's probably the snow and ice covered ground but my feeders have been inudated with birds lately. So, Sunday afternoon I cleaned the back window, sat and took pictures. I think I had at least 7 different birds in and out. They have managed to deplete my supplies, I'll need to make a run for supplies this week.