Friday, July 31, 2015

Have a Nice Weekend

No, this isn't my basement. This one belongs to Mr. Yuengling.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Broken Home

I found this robin's nest on the ground after a storm. Looks like they might have been done with it.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Owl's Club, Hagerstown

The Owl's Club, 25 West Antietam Street, Hagerstown, Maryland. The Order of Owls is a fraternal organization founded in Indiana in 1904, "Owls do good, speak kindly , shake hands warmly and honor their women".

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Green Heron in the Trees

As seen along the stream at the Game Lands a couple of weeks ago. This Green Heron was a ways off. And a ways up.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Colonial Theatre, Hagerstown

The old Colonial Theatre on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown, Md. caught me by surprise yesterday. I hadn't noticed it before. But holy moly what an awesome looking old theatre. Built in 1914 and operated as a theatre until 1973, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. It is now owned by the Bridge of Life Church.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lewisberry Church

This church sits at 108 Market Street in Lewisberry, York County, Pa. No identification was found. on site or on line. Looks like it's been vacant for a while.

(post 2700)

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Fairview Township Fire Department, Station 3, Lewisberry

Fairview Township Fire Department, Station 3, formerly Lewisberry Community Fire Company, 105 West Front Street, Lewisberry, Pa. York County Station 68-3, formerly Station 29. The Lewisberry Community Fire Company  was organized around 1840 and served the Borough of Lewisberry as well as portions of Newberry and Fairview Townships. In September of 2011 the fire company ceased operations and the station was sold to the Borough. In November 2011 Fairview Township Fire Department was contracted to provide fire service to the Borough, placing an engine in the vacant fire station and designating it as Station 68-3.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Alaska Coastline Evening

Just an evening cruising south along the Alaska coast.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

And the Winner is...

The Shippensburg Fair results are in... 2 out of 4. As we're walking around looking at all the photos and crafts There is this lady looking at the winning flower picture (hanging right below mine) and she says, "I like the Bleeding Hearts better." That was just as good as a ribbon. Winning.

The Battle
Color - Sports or Action
1st Place Ribbon

Cook Tent and Dining Hall
Color Structure
3rd Place Ribbon

Magenta Rising
Color Skyscape

This Bleeding Heart of Mine III
Color Flowers

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Queen

Caviar and cigarettes,
Well versed in etiquette,
Extraordinarily nice,
She's a Killer Queen.
Gunpowder, gelatine,
Dynamite with a laser beam,
Guaranteed to blow your mind,

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Beer Cave

One of the caves dug into the hillside in Pottsville, Pa. along Mahantongo Street. This is where those fermentation in the 20 barrel vats happened before refrigeration. This is all part of the tour at the oldest brewery in the country... D. G. Yuengling and son.

Monday, July 20, 2015


Fountainblu Skating Arena on Locust Road in New Cumberland. Just off of Interstate 83.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

West End Fire and Rescue Company No. 3

West End Fire and Rescue Company No. 3, 49 Lurgan Avenue, Shippensburg, Pa. Franklin County Company 15, Cumberland County Company 54. Organized on September 13, 1955  to provide emergency rescue service to the west end of Shippensburg. WEFR started with a 1947 Dodge retired bread truck converted to a rescue truck. A 1935 International pumper was purchased in 1958. The original firehouse was a garage that sat to the rear of Stewart Place until a new station was built and dedicated on October 4, 1970. It was dedicated in memory of W. Mervin Fogelsanger who died in the line of duty while assisting at a fire downtown February 17, 1969. A second story was added to the rear of the new station in 1976. On September 22, 2012 the new engine bays and watch room were dedicated. Since January of 2014 Shippensburg Area EMS has housed an ambulance in the old engine bay.

Friday, July 17, 2015


You belong among the wildflowers.
You belong in a boat out at sea,
Sail away, kill off the hours,
You belong somewhere you feel free.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Always the Bridesmaid

I know you've already seen this. I had it posted a month ago. And , no, there is no song lyrics today. This post is about the picture, not the flower. I entered this picture "Pre-Thistle III" in LA Camera's Summer Flower Photo Contest and like last year I got an Honorable Mention. The wife didn't think entering a weed in a flower contest sponsored by a nursery would stand a chance. Next up is the Shippensburg Fair. (fingers crossed).
p.s. this is what Purple Milk Thistle looks like a day or two before it becomes a big purple pom-pom.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pleasant Hall, 17246

The United States Post Office at Pleasant Hall, Pennsylvania and the Big Hot Olive Tattoo Shop.  6535 Upper Stasburg Road, Pleasant Hall, Pa. Pleasant Hall is a village in Letterkenny Township, Franklin County. A 2000 census had the population at 2,074 people. The Big Hot Olive? Been around since 2011.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


This guy was walking down the middle of the road out at the Game Lands on Sunday morning. When I first spotted it, I was thinking it may be a grouse or hen pheasant. A few pictures through the windshield had me thinking quail or some sort of partridge. Well, near as I can tell it's a Chukar. Normally seen in the American west through the northwest. Around here pen raised Chukars are sometimes released for hunting purposes. This one got away.

Monday, July 13, 2015


An old Case tractor doing a little tending to the crops out at the Game Lands.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Lisburn Community Fire Company

Lisburn Community Fire Company, 1800 Main Street, Mechanicsburg, Pa. Cumberland County  Company 24 and York County Company 101. Formed on July 28, 1954. For their first 4 years they rented a garage for apparatus. In 1958 they built their new station on 18 acres of ground on the east side of Lisburn. Although located in Cumberland County the station sits just over the York County line and the also have first due area in York County.