Thursday, August 31, 2017

Buckeye Butterfly

Common Buckeye
My backyard
August 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Top of the Light

Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light
First lit in 1925, Vacant since 1948
Currently being renovated.
Fairport, Ohio
July 2008

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Bar Harbor

Frenchman Bay from Cadillac Mountain
Bar Harbor, Maine
July 2009

Monday, August 28, 2017


Jack and Diane painted a picture of life in my dreams,
Suddenly this crazy world made more sense to me.
Well, I heard it today and I couldn't help but sing along,
'Cause everytime I hear that song...

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Dushore Fire Company, old station

Dushore Fire Company, old station, 211 Water Street, Dushore, Pa. Sullivan County Station. Home to the DFC from 1907 until 1955. The building survived a devastating downtown fire in 1983 that destroyed the entire block. (The building was, and still is, the home at the time to the Sullivan Review newspaper).

Friday, August 25, 2017

There's a Possum in my iPhone

Pogo Possum
Dysart, Pa
February 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

A Purple Ditty

A little ditty about Jack and Diane,
Two American kids growing up in the heartland.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Jupiter Inlet Light

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
Jupiter, Florida
September 2016

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Red Rose Diner

Red Rose Diner
(a 1927 Tierney diner)
Main St., Towanda, Pa.
July 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Purple Along the Spring

I got patches, on my patches,
On my old blue jeans,
Well they used to be blue,
When they used to be new,
When they used to be clean.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Baldwin Hose Company No. 4

Baldwin Hose Company No. 4, Steelton Fire Department,  South Front Street, Steelton, Pa. Former Dauphin County Company 53. Organized July 1, 1900. Firehouse built in 1904.  In 1984 they merged with the two other remaining Steelton companies and moved into the new SFD fire station north on Front Street.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sled Dog Liquor

Sled Dog Liquor
Denali Village, Alaska
June 2014

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Orbisonia Station
East Broad Top Railroad
Orbisonia, Pa
January 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tip Top Cleaners (PG 218)

Tip Top Cleaners
Wayne Avenue, Chambersburg, Pa
July 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Welcome to the Wilderness

Flat Tops Wilderness Area
White River National Forest
October 2016

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Towanda Fire Department

Towanda Fire Department, 101 Elm Street, Towanda, Pa. Bradford County Station 15. Bucket brigades started in Towanda borough around 1837, but the Franklin Engine Company No. 1 didn't organize until April 11, 1854. Then came the Naiad Engine and Hose Company No. 2 a year later, April 28, 1855. Followed by the Lin-ta Steam Fire Company No. 3 on September 28, 1857. They were located on Poplar Street. Next in service was the Mantaua Hook & Ladder Company No. 4 in March of 1871. They were last heard of in 1917. Last was the H.W. Hawes Fire Company No. 5. Organized May 2, 1892 and disbanded in 1935. Companies 2 and 3 merged to form the Naiad-Linta Fire Company. Finally in 1999 the Franklin's and the Naiad-Linta's merged to become the Towanda Fire Department. The old station, at 724 Main Street, is now used by the borough public works.If there are any other old stations in town I missed them. And I found no record of when these building were built.

Friday, August 11, 2017

My Sunshine

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,
You make me happy when skies are gray,
You'll never know dear, how much I love you,
Please don't take my sunshine away.

Thursday, August 10, 2017


Red-tailed Hawk
State Game Lands
Greenspring, Pa.
July 2017

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Ouray Sunset

Looking northwest on 3rd Street
Ouray, Colorado
September 2015

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Bradford County Courthouse

Bradford County Courthouse, 1898
Soldiers Monument, 1905
Main Street, Towanda, Pa
July 2017

Monday, August 07, 2017

Parts Unknown

I took a walk through this beautiful world,
Felt the cool rain on my shoulders,
I took a walk through this beautiful world,
Felt the rain getting colder.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Imperial Volunteer Fire Department

Imperial Volunteer Fire Department, 111 Pine Street, Imperial, Pa. Allegheny County Station 152. Formed in 1924 as part of the Montour Valley Fire Department their first station was built at 240 Main Street in 1931. In 1936 they revised their charter and formed the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department. They purchased an old bus garage at 115 Main Street in 1956 and rebuilt it into their new fire station. Moving in in 1959. The newest station is located on Pine Street and opened in 2014. Imperial VFD is supported by 2 substations, one in Clinton on Matchette Road and the Westbury substation on Aten Road.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Friday LZ

Landing Zone
Walnut Bottom Road
Shippensburg, Pa
July 2017

Thursday, August 03, 2017

iPhone Find

Beachland Sunset
Vero Beach, Florida
September 2016

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Green Heron

Green Heron
State Game Lands
July 2017