Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fritillary in the Flower Garden

One of many Fritillary Butterflies that visit my gardens in late summer. There is so many at times it seems the bushes could fly.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

SNP Sunset

Sun down from the Big Meadows of Shenandoah National Park.

Monday, September 28, 2015


We got somethin' we both know it,
We don't talk too much about it,
Yeah, it ain't no real big secret, all the same,
Somehow we get around it,
Listen it don't really matter to me baby,
You believe what you want to believe,
You see you don't have to live like a refugee.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Bressler Bible Church

Bressler Bible Church, 655 Monroe Street, Bressler (Steelton), Pa.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Front Royal Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department

Front Royal Fire and Rescue Department, 221 North Commerce Avenue, Front Royal, Virginia. Warren County Station 1. Organized as the Relief Fire Department on October 4, 1892. The entire company resigned on December 7, 1922 and reorganized on December 11, 1922. The Relief changed their name to Front Royal Fire Department on January 1, 1960. The original station was on South Royal Avenue, I don't think it exists anymore. The FRFD is a combination volunteer/career department.

Friday, September 25, 2015

SNP Sunrise

The beginning of a beautiful sunrise in Shenandoah National Park.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Bug Off

Now there's something you don't find everyday. A Walking Stick, a Katydid and a Grasshopper.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Yellow)

This Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was hopping from flower to flower along the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park last month. As seen at the Hogwallow Flats Overlook. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail females can be this light form or dark form (black).

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


The Biglerville Canning Company started in 1905. (the local high school sports teams are the Canners). Sold to Musselman's in 1907. Merged with PET Milk Company in 1961. Purchased by IC Industies in 1979. Sold in 1981 and named Musselman's Fruit Products. Sold to Knouse Foods in 1984. The plant on East Hanover Street in Biglerville, Adams County, produces apple juice, sliced apples, pie filling, vinegar, fruit cobblers and apple butter.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Franklintown 17323

Post Office; 2 South Baltimore Street. Franklintown, Pa. is a borough in York County, settled in 1813 and incorporated in 1869. 2010 population of 489 within it's 0.2 square mile.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

First Hagerstown Hose Company

First Hagerstown Hose Company, 33 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown, Md. Washington County. Organized in 1815, 1st Hose incorporated on January 18, 1823. 1HHC's first station was built on the Lutheran Church's property on South Potomac Street and they remained there until 1870. After moving around for a short period they built the current station in 1881. The McShane bell  in the belfry, named Rufus, was added in 1884.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Don't Let the Sun Go Down

Don't let the sun go down on me,
Although I search myself, It's always someone else I see,
I'd just allow a fragment of your life to wander free,
But losing everything is like the sun going down on me.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Niagara Falls

 American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls

Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Bromo-Seltzer (PG 205)

It's been awhile since I've seen a good Painted Gentleman. Took this from the stop light on the 500 block of North Royal Street in Front Royal, Virginia. I think there was a Coca-Cola ad on the other side.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Monarch in the Park

This Monarch Butterfly was one of many butterflies I saw while visiting Shenandoah National Park. This one was visiting the pollen pools at the Crescent Rock Overlook along Skyline Drive.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Paxtang Theater

The Paxtang Theater was a 500 seat, single screen, movie theater that opened in 1937. From first run movies to second run, indy and foreign films, the last picture show was in 1974. Since then it has been home to the Harrisburg Gymnastics School.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Goodwill Fire Company No. 1 of Enhaut

Goodwill Fire Company No. 1 of Enhaut, old station, 651 Highland Street, Harrisburg, Pa. Former Dauphin County Station 42. Organized in 1903 and incorporated June 30, 1915. Merged with Citizens Fire Company of Oberlin on January 1, 2007 to form the Swatara Township Volunteer Fire Company, Dauphin County Station 49. They moved out of this station upon the completion of the expanded station in Oberlin.

Friday, September 11, 2015

New Kingstown Fire Company

New Kingstown Fire Company, 277 North Locust Point Road, New Kingstown, Pa. Cumberland County Company 33. Organized on December 22, 1911, they built their first fire station on Main Street and dedicated it on July 20, 1912. In 1957 they moved operations into a new station on Locust Point Road. In 1977 a 3-bay addition was added. And in 2010 the current station was built and parts of the old were renovated for other purposes. Also in 2010 a piece of steel from the World Trade Center - Ground Zero - was obtained. A Memorial Brick Garden was laid out and the new 9/11 Memorial was dedication September 11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.