Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Hotel de Paris Museum

The Hotel de Paris Museum in Georgetown Colorado (PG 212) was built in 1875. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum is run by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado. Apparently Buffalo Bill slept here.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Sunflowers are Almost Ready

We have been watching this sunflower field since it was knee high. We were in the area Saturday morning so we stopped by. Looks like next weekend there will be a traffic jam near here.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Sunset From the Top of the Mountain

I almost missed it. From here you can almost see the whole valley laid out before you. With nothing to block your view this is what you have to put up with every evening.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

By Air, By Land and By Sea

Snow geese on an early morning takeoff pattern, more geese still chillin' before the sunrise. And four whitetail deer sneaking across the pool. 
Assateague Island, Va. January 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Picking up Lunch

This bald eagle swoops in for a fish snack on the Susquehanna River just below the Conowingo Dam. November 2015

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

We Got Red Ones and Yellow Ones...

House Finch and Goldfinch on the thistle feeder.
My Backyard, May 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Crossing Over

Chesapeake Bay Bridge (US 50), westbound
May 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Dash Away All

OK, he's outta here.
My backyard, May 2015

Friday, August 19, 2016

Lawrence Record Shop, Nashville

Lawrence Record Shop on Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee. A Painted Gentleman that I had forgotten (PG 211) and since I haven't been taking a lot of pictures lately I dug back into the archives and re-found it. June 2013

Thursday, August 18, 2016

White Rock and the Front Range

This is a little different view of the White Rock at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs and the Front Range. Pikes Peak is off to the right.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Bugs in the Backyard

I got a bumble bee on a dying coneflower, a skipper on the edge of the bird bath (and I've cleaned it since) and a cabbage white butterfly on the butterfly bush where he belongs.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

After last night's brief but heavy rainstorm the sun started peeking through under the clouds which means; rainbow. Look east and there it was. Or should I say "there they were." Double rainbow.

Monday, August 15, 2016

More Sunset Pictures

Just a few more views of last week's sunset from the outskirts of Chambersburg.

Friday, August 12, 2016


Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the in-law's feeder. He was so darn tiny I had some issues focusing.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Mexican Sunflower

I feel a hot wind on my shoulder,
And the touch of a world that is older,
I turn the switch and check the number,
I leave it on when in bed I slumber,
I hear the rhythms of the music,
I buy the product and I never use it,
I hear the talking of the DJ,
Can't understand just what does he say?
I'm on  a Mexican radio.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Follow that Swallowtail

Spent parts of Sunday morning following this guy around my backyard. He was hanging out on the butterfly bush on the hill.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Epic Sunset

Some sunset are just epic. Driving around Saturday evening I noticed that the sunset had potential. We found a place to park the truck and wait it out. This is from the outskirts of Chambersburg, Pa.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Pelican Island NWR

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is on the barrier island east of Sebastian, Florida and offers three trails to hike on. The shortest is the boardwalk Centennial Trail, just at 3/4 of a mile. We got here a little late so it was already warming up and there wasn't much to see. I'm sure in the winter there are birds everywhere.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Union Baptist Church

The Union Baptist Church, 6365 Church Street, Chincoteague Island, Virginia. New Years Eve 2015.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Citizen's Fire Company #1 of Penbrook

Citizen's Fire Company #1 of Penbrook, 134 South 28th Street, Harrisburg, Pa. Dauphin County Station 30. Citizen's Fire was organized on March 29, 1906 and for the first years apparatus was stored in a barn. The current station houses an engine and an air unit.

Friday, August 05, 2016

The Golden Burro Cafe

It was mid-afternoon when we parked the car and took a stroll through the high mountain town of Leadville, Colorado. So, besides some souvenir shopping and taking picture we only spent an hour in town. Then it was back on the road north and over Tennessee Pass and into Minturn and onto Avon for the night.

Thursday, August 04, 2016


Babe, if we can't solve any problems,
Why do we lose so many tears,
Whoa, so you go on again,
When the leading man appears,
Always the same things,
But can't you see we've got everything,
Going on and on and on.
And everytime you go away,
You take a piece of me with you.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Storm over the Spanish Peaks

A storm is passing over the Spanish Peaks in southern Colorado. Taken from along Route 160 west of Walsenburg, Colorado. September 2015

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Knee Deep in Snow

Imagine if you will... sitting there soaking in the cool air blowing from the big box in your window because it's so freaking hot outside you think you're gonna melt. On the other hand remember a time not so long ago where the weather was measured in inches and not degrees. Sure had a good morning, just 400 yards off the road, knee deep in snow watching the sun rise. Still better than any day over 70.

Monday, August 01, 2016

Gen. Hugh Mercer Building

The General Hugh Mercer building houses the Mercersburg Borough Hall and the Mercersburg Police Department. Located at 113 South Main Street in, Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pa. Originally called Blacktown, Mercersburg was incorporated in 1831. General Mercer was a General during the American Revolution and is, of course, the namesake of the town. The building, itself, was built in 1904 on the site of the first town jail.