As noted yesterday my day in the Nations Capital was a washout. Oh, I got some things done it was, literally, a washout. While waiting out a harder shower I realized I was at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue. So off I went four more blocks to see and gets some wet pictures of The Washington Monument, the White House and the Albert Gallatin statue at the north entrance to the Treasury building. Then it was back up New York Avenue, moving overhang to overhang, back to the car.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
One soft infested summer, me and Terry became friends,
Trying in vain to breathe the fire we were born in,
Catching rides to the outskirts, tying fate between our teeth,
Sleeping in that old abandoned beach house,
Getting wasted in the heat,
And hiding on the backstreets,
Hiding on the backstreets,
With a love so hard and filed with defeat,
Running for our lives at night on them, backstreets.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
I was playing in the Tommy Knocker Tavern,
Jenny was the girl at the bar.
Well I sang every song for her and her alone,
And I kissed her 'neath the Colorado sky.
And we laughed at the moonlight,
Said goodbye in the grey light of dawn,
Yes the girl in my dreams each and every night it seems,
Is the one that I hold in my arms.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Wood Duck, drake. They're super sensitive to anyone getting close.
Muskrat momma and kit
Red-winged Blackbird, male
Red-winged Blackbird, female
Some of the critters I encountered on my Sunday morning walk along the Big Spring.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
It's been a while since I've posted a Painted Gentleman, so here it goes, number 204. The Elk Horn Hotel, 101 South Main Street, Bendersville, Pa. There has been a tavern here since 1790. It is currently operating as The Elkhorn Inn.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Independent Junior Fire Company No. 3, Hagerstown Fire Department, old station, 105 North Potomac Street, Hagerstown, Maryland, Washington County. The Company was formed in 1842 by the younger members of the Franklin Union Fire Company. They were incorporated February 6, 1843. This firehouse was built in 1852 and remodeled in 1892. It served as a field hospial for the U.S. Army during the Civil War. The Independent Junior's moved out on November 21, 1993. Station 3 is now located at 100 Eastern Boulevard. John Fridinger became the first Line of Duty Death in the Hagerstown Fire Department when, during a major fire downtown on December 5, 1871, the courthouse cupola fell crushing and trapping Fireman Fridinger beneath burning beams while he and others attempted to get water onto the fire.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Starting Pitcher Wei-Yin Chen, the winning pitcher.
Manny Macado. holding at third. Pablo Sandoval and Bobby Dickerson
Adam Jones with a lead at first. Mike Napoli at 1st base.
Chris Davis at bat, catcher Blake Swihart.
Reliever Darren O'Day for the save.
Made my first trip of the year down to see the Orioles beat the Red Sox on Wednesday evening. Good game, but no home runs. Thursday night the O's won again completing the sweep. And they did it with three home runs.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
You'll be my soft and sweet, I'll be your strong and steady,
You'll be my glass of wine, I'll be your shot of whiskey,
You'll be my sunny day, I'll be your shade tree,
You'll be my honeysuckle, I'll be your honey bee.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
I drove through a monsoon getting home from work last night. When I got home everything was dry. I joked about needing to water my garden. These pictures were taken one hour later. Nearly 3.5 inches of rain. I have seen it this bad twice before. Once it got to my mailbox (right side of first picture)