Sunday, January 31, 2016

2015 Header Review

Welcome to my, now, yearly review of my blogsite headers. Most are original pictures some are from pictures that appeared on the site. Here goes...
January 2015 - This is looking straight up through the center of a power transmission tower. Michaux State Forest, Pa.
February 2015 - A 1976 Mote Carlo from the Harrisburg Auto Show.
March 2015 - A boxcar on the railroad tracks in the snow. Penn Street Extended, Shippensburg, Pa.
April 2015 - A 1952 Chevrolet Suburban. Ortanna, Pa.
May 2015 - An apple orchard in full bloom. Adams County, Pa.
June 2015 - My beloved columbines.
July 2015 - Fireworks. Walnut Bottom, Pa.
August 2015 - A sunflower patch. State Game Lands 169, Newburg, Pa.
September 2015 - The Blue Ridge Mountains of Shenandoah National Park, Va.
October 2015 - Somewhere along the Dallas Divide, on the outskirts of Placerville, Colorado.
November 2015 - Looking through the aspens from the gondola. Mountain Village (Telluride), Colorado.
December 2015 - Big mule deer buck at sunset, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado.

Maryland Line Volunteer Fire Company

Maryland Line Volunteer Fire Company, 21631 York Road, Maryland Line, Maryland. Baltimore County Station 450.  Founded in 1943, they built their original station in 1946. It was replaced with this station, possibly around 2007.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company

Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company, 3500 Sweet Air Road, Phoenix, Maryland. Baltimore County Station 47. Organized in the spring of 1953. Their first station was built in the summer of 1954 and is still used as part of their current station. The new portion was built in 1996.

Friday, January 29, 2016

More of Sunday's Sunset

Not much needs to be said. These are just some more of the sunset shots from Sunday evening. The second picture down (the one with the silos) is looking east. Never underestimate the eastern view of a western sunset.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

IAFF Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial 2015

International Association of Firefighters Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial, 1315 East Pike Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado. The IAFF Memorial Foundation was formed in 1976 to recognize and honor past and future professional firefighters and emergency medical personnel who are killed in the line of duty and to provide funds and assistance to surviving spouses and children of those members. This memorial was built on 1986. Following the September 2014 a redesign and expansion of the memorial began. It was opened again for the 2015 ceremonies.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Cumberland, Maryland at Sunset

This is the view from the C&O Canal Towpath. Overlooking the Potomac River to the left and the C&O Canal starting to the right. The Allegheny County Courthouse (left of center) and all the church steeples. The Cumberland Viaduct on Interstate 68 (the green  bridge right side), the Blue Bridge (Johnson Street to the Ridgeley, West Virginia side of the river) and the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad bridge in the foreground. And in the far distant back is the Great Allegheny Passage through the mountain.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

And Then It Snowed and Snowed and Snowed...

Saturday it snowed around these parts. I measured 34" on my front deck. And that is like 10" over my snowblower. On Sunday the sun shined and eventually set with a bang. I hope if you got snow, you got dug out by now.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Eagle River Fire Protection District, Station 5

Eagle River Fire Protection District, Station 5, 195 Pine Street, Minturn, Colorado. Eagle County.  ERFPD was organized in 2000, Minturn joined in 2002. This station opened in 2003.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Leadville/Lake County Fire and Rescue

Leadville/Lake County Fire and Rescue, 816 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, Colorado. Lake County. Established in 1882.

Old station, 704 Harrison Avenue, Leadville Colorado. Lake County. This was Leadville's 2nd station. The old station is now a general store.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Feather Clouds

OK, so you can take the weatherman out of weather station but you can't take the observer out of the weather. This stuff still fascinates me. Have you ever seen clouds like this? This is literally steps from where it all began.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Ugly Duckling

This was one of the Trumpeter Swans I saw on Snow Goose Pool along the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge's Wildlife Loop on Assateague Island on New Years Day.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Neverending 64

Under a sky of azure
Where the balmy breezes blow,
Kissed by the golden sunshine is Nuevo Mejico.
Lands of the Montezuma,
With fiery hearts aglow,
Lands of the deeds historic,
Is Nuevo Mejico.

"Oh, Fair New Mexico" is the state song of New Mexico. Officially adopted in 1917, it is written by Elizabeth Garrett, daughter of Pat Garrett. Yeah, that Pat Garrett.
This is US 64 in the very northwest part of the state going towards Shiprock, NM.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Sunset over Tom's Cove

My first look of any sun after two days at Chincoteague. This was sunset from the beach looking at Assateague Lighthouse reflect off Tom's Cove.