Saturday, December 31, 2016

Virginia Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial

Virginia Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial, Capitol Square, Richmond, Virginia. The Virginia Public Safety Foundation was started in 1993 to serve Virginia's first responders and their families, providing crisis financial support when it's needed most. The memorial honors all first responders; Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers and other Public Safety Workers. The memorial was dedicated in 2014. The memorial is located Adjacent to Richmond's Capitol Square, south of the Patrick Henry Building (1111 East Broad Street) and near Virginia's Executive Building.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Hatch House Cupola

Cupola on the Hatch House at Dykeman's Spring
Shippensburg, Pa. May 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Along a Colorado Trail

And as we wind on down the road,
Our shadows taller than our souls,
There walks a lady we all know,
Who shines white light and wants to show,
How everything still turns to gold,
And if you listen very hard,
The tune will come to you at last,
When all are one and one is all,
To be a rock and not to roll.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Inside Tropicana

Inside Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Home of the Tampa Bay Rays

 They have a pool just past the outfield wall with rays swimming.

Retired numbers
42 - Jackie Robinson
12 - Wade Boggs
66 - Don Zimmer

 Line-up card exchange.

 O's starter Ubaldo Jimenez

 Pepsi Bottle Race


 Adam Jones being held on 1st base by Logan Morrison

 The roof. It's all fair game.

 The O's win

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

New Years Birding

Just some of the many many shorebirds found on Assateague Island, Virginia last New Years Day (and the 2nd).
Assateague Island, Virginia, January 2016

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Ho, Ho, Ho, Outskirts!

Here's wishing everyone out there, on the outskirts of wherever you are, 
a very Merry Christmas.
Self portrait, December 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Old Jupiter Draw Bridge

The Old Jupiter Draw Bridge taking Route 1 over the Loxahatchee River.
Jupiter, Florida. September 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Sheep Mountain

Snow on Sheep Mountain
Flat Tops Wilderness Area, Colorado.
October 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


It is the final countdown to Christmas. 5 days, and tomorrow is the first day of winter. I woke up last week and headed out into the field for work and snapped this picture with my phone. Here is a red barberry, it provides both food and shelter for small birds in the winter.

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Desert Inn


The famous Desert Inn Bar and Restaurant in Yeehaw Junction, Florida. The Desert Inn began operations in the 1880's. This building dates to 1925 and was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. You can read the rest on the historic marker sign. This is also listed as the Outskirts of Suburbia's Painted Gentleman No. 214. 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Smithfield Volunteer Fire Company

Smithfield Volunteer Fire Company, 10 Firehouse Lane, Huntingdon, Pa. Huntingdon County Station 10. Founded 1926. The firehouse was built in 1980 and dedicated in 1989.

Friday, December 16, 2016


Awesomeness is anywhere.
Walmart parking lot. Avon, Colorado. October 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Let it Snow. Here.

This may not be here, but it was there. Showed up to snow and then it snowed. Yesterday morning was blessed with three new inches. But that was there. When I got here it wasn't.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Your Daisy

And there's just two times a day like this,
You find this kind of blissfulness,
The sun it sets and rises in the morn,
And we're shakin' hands; I rub my eyes,
Free of all my alibis,
Just a blinkin' like the day that I was born.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Turtle Trax

Apparently the city of Vero Beach, Florida did a turtle decorating contest at some time. I've seen frogs, turkeys, cows and even cowboy boots before. This is Hibiscus Honey by Suzan Phillips. Sponsored by Main Street Vero Beach. It currently resides outside of the Heritage Center.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Foggy Afternoon

Walking through the forest. After the rain. Fog blowing in and out.
Michaux State Forest, November 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016

St. Lucie County Fire District, Station 2

St. Lucie County Fire District, Station 2, 855 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, Florida. Fort Pierce Fire Department formed in 1906 and a 1959 Florida Act created the St. Lucie County/Fort Pierce Fire District. In 1996 the name became St. Lucie County Fire District. The old station sits up the street at 880 Seaway Drive. I'm assuming by the signage the the new station was built in 2007 and old Station 2 was built in 1967 and still owned by the Fire District.