Friday, July 29, 2016

Sunshine and Whiskey

You hit me like fire, shot me like a bullet,
Burned me up and down, no way to cool it,
But every time you kiss me it's like sunshine and whiskey.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

West Shore Theater

The West Shore Theater on Bridge Street in New Cumberland originally opened in 1939 but by 1986 had run it's course and fell victim to the big movie mega-plex theater centers. It reopened in 1993 and switched to digital in 2014. But it now looks like it is showing currentish movies but the sign to the side says 'for sale'.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

2016 Shippensburg Fair Results

OK, the big Shippensburg Fair is this week. And for the 4th time in 11 years I enter some pictures. All of them you've seen already...

Dept 19 - Sec. 2 - ID 03 - Black & White Photo - Birds
Valley of the Shadow
Conowingo Dam, Md 11/27/2015

Dept 19 - Sec. 2 - ID 15 - Color Photo - Birds
Sunflowers, Goldfinches, etc. I
Cleversburg, Pa 7/17/2016

Dept 19 - Sec. 2 - ID 16 - Color Photo - Floral
The Teeny Tiny Ones. I
State Game Lands 169, Newburg, Pa 4/23/2016

Dept 19 - Sec. 2 - ID 22 - Color Photo - Still Life
Boots off the Ground
Hooper, Colorado 9/24/2015

Dept 19 - Sec. 2 - ID 23 - Color Photo - Structures
Fixer Upper
Hooper, Colorado 9/24/2015
Posted 12/10/2015

Not bad all around this year. The Best of Show picture was of the Mormon Barn with the Grand Tetons in the background. Must have been a theme this year.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


This is the view from the intersection of 4th Avenue (US Highway 160) and Broadway in the town of Blanca, Colorado. Straight ahead is the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and behind the low clouds is Blanca Peak. Blanca Peak, at 14,351 feet above sea level, is the forth highest summit in Colorado.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Sand Crabs and the White Ibis

I see sand crabs on the beach. The White Ibis sees breakfast. I guess it's an Ibis eat crab world out there. Stay alert.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

FNB Field, Harrisburg

Well, Thursday was my first time at FNB Field on City Island in Harrisburg. FNB Field is the home of the Harrisburg Senators, double A affiliate of the Washington Nationals. Oh, I've been to Riverside Stadium, Commerce Bank Park and Metro Bank Park and they all sat right here. The Senators were playing the Richmond Flying Squirrels, and they won. Richmond is a farm team for the San Francisco Giants.These pictures are with my cellphone, I didn't take the big camera in with me. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Summertime, In My Backyard

Summertime and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumping and the cotton is high
Oh, your daddy's rich and your ma is good lookin'
So hush little baby, Don't you cry.
One of these mornings you're gonna rise up singing,
And you'll spread your wings and you'll take to the sky,
But 'til that morning, there ain't nothin' can harm you,
With Daddy and Mammy standing by.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sunset Friday Night

After a busy, yet relaxing Friday evening we drove through the state game lands. We got there just after the sun slipped below the Blue Mountains and at first we suspected that it would be a non-sunset night. But then slowly, and briefly, the colors shined. And of course we were driving through an area set aside by the great state of Pennsylvania for the benefit of wildlife, so naturally we didn't see a thing. Not even a damn squirrel.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Mercersburg 17236

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, 17236. Population 1540. Located in southwest Franklin County just north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Our 15th President, James Buchanan, was born in Cove Gap, just on the outskirts of Mercersburg and grew up in town. His log cabin still stands on the grounds of Mercersburg Academy. Also, William Findlay, Governor of Pennsylvania from 1817 until 1820 was born in 1768 in Mercersburg.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sunflowers, Goldfinches and Name That Hummingbird

These sunflowers grew up from the spillage of the birdfeeder and the goldfinches love it. And, yes, I know that is not a hummingbird, but have you seen a downy woodpecker feeding out of a hummingbird feeder? I've also seen, but didn't have my camera, but I've seen a robin eating off a suet cake.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Martin District Volunteer Fire Department

Martin District Volunteer Fire Department, 175 Cherry Quarry Road, Martin, South Carolina. Allendale County Station 400. (This is all I could find. If you have more information please leave a comment.)

Friday, July 15, 2016

Cleared for Take Off

A Great Blue Heron leaving a dead tree across from Tom's Cove Visitor's Center on Assateague Island. Taken on our New Years trip to Chincoteague.

Thursday, July 14, 2016


I met her in a club down in old SoHo
Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like Coca-Cola,
C-O-L-A, Cola
She walked up to me and she asked me to dance,
I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said Lola
L-O-L-A, Lola, Lo-Lo-Lo-Lola