Monday, July 15, 2019

Ava - The Doll

Came up to the porch and the way she looked, not moving and expressionless, she was just like a doll-baby standing there...

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Whooo Is Watching You

Ever have that feeling that you are being watched?   Ummm...

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Rose Of Sharon

On a bush my wife planted in the back yard several years ago, and the flowers bloom beautifully every year...

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Monday, July 8, 2019

“Madam Galen” Trumpet Creeper

Trumpet Creepers grows on woody and rocky landscapes such as is found in the back of my small backyard...

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

She’s A Grand Old Flag

Forever in peace, under Christian principles, may she forever wave...

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Double Stops

On the guitar, playing "double stops" are good. Double stops here are not so good. It means, when I am in a hurry - I have to wait...

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Mansion In A Field

Out in the country side of Western Maryland stands this lovely mansion.

An old looking photo, taken in the style of the 40's...

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Monday, June 24, 2019

A Rebel Like Me

I never wanted to be like others when I was in high school back in the 60's. I wanted to be myself and not do or be like everyone else.

So, I became sort of like a rebel. Because I did it became easy to stand apart from everyone else. Just like this flower. Except I do not believe that anyone back then would have called me a flower.. 😉

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Hens & Chicks In The Rock Garden

My wife cannot work in our Rock Garden anymore for physical reasons, but she does work with potted plants, and then she has me place them them where she would like them.

It is my pleasure to do so...

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Night Game In The Country

Minor League in the Little League playing their game under the lights. In the cool of the evening after the sun goes down...

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Rustic Campsite Fireplace

As a kid in the 50's and 60's I loved camping out, especially when I was in Scouting.

In the 80's my wife and I took our kids camping many times and we all had a great time.

I keep this site in a back corner of our yard as a reminder of those wonderful days...

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Friday, June 14, 2019

The Waitress and The Wall

A waitress, silhouetted against a window, takes orders from customers sitting at a wall of bygone years memories at a local all American restaurant...

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Windshield

Never gave it much thought before, at least not until I was faced with this view. I sure am glad that there is a windshield out there giving us some protection..

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Evening Softness

Sometimes the light, weather and time of day comes together in such a way that you just cannot help but make a memory of the scene... So I did...

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Into The Fog

Into the fog my mind does wonder.
What will I find through those trees out yonder...

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Waiting Worrying or Both

Sometimes waiting can turn to worrying when one has to wait a long time...

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Old Time Favorite- Backyard Family Picnic

Like it used to be ... A family time backyard picnic. Playing beer pong but without the beer. Still, everyone had a lot of fun...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

50’s Style Photo of 21st Century Teens

Teenagers of today may dress differently and play with different toys, but like teens of the past they just want to have fun...

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Forgotten Farm

Nestled in a valley in Western Maryland lies this farm full of forgotten memories...

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

When All Is Done Just Stand

Photo from the past and taken with a Nikon D50 and a Nikon 28 - 200 mm lens...

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Into A Twilight Zone

Like a forest that thickly grows
blocking light with hazy rows.

Memories of my past go away alone
into another time, into a twilight zone...

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Waiting Room of One

Sometimes being alone and listening to the sound of silence can be quite soothing...

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019


Even with instant information at our fingertips with numerous electronic devices available, sometimes a good old-fashioned "Information" desk is the best place to go in order to get the information that we need...

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Early On A Monday Morning

Foggy morning in the neighborhood. Goes with foggy headed from early rising, but I would not change my life for anything...

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Always Open

Read the small sign on the food line. Nothing more needs to be said...

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

George Washington’s Headquarters

Sitting just below the hill where it was used at Fort Cumberland, in Western Maryland, in Pre-Revolutionary times... 

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Monday, April 29, 2019

My Favorite Tree

My favorite tree outback of my house. Through rain snow sleet and wind it stands tall and proud.

Birds and squirrels live and play in this tree of life...

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Radiance of A Late Evening Sunset

Sometimes you are presented with a once in a lifetime vision. Catch them while you can for it will never happen again exactly like you see it for the first time...

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Rustic Memories

Sometimes the most innocent and mundane items can trigger most wonderful memories of the distant past.

I will leave it at that...

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Tulip - Passion and Love

Tulips are a symbol of passion and love.

Nothing shows more passion and more love than the crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday and in His resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Yes, He is Risen...

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Three Crosses On A Hill

There is no other name, given among men, by which we are saved...

It is by Jesus of whom we speak, who died on the middle cross, that we are saved from the penalty of our sins...

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Up From The Past They Came

Several years ago my wife and I created a small flower garden in our yard. Eventually, due to physical problems, my wife could no longer take care of them like she wanted.

So we dug up the garden and all the bulbs we could find. We laid down new top soil and planted new grass. It looked like a flower garden had never been there.

A couple of years later we looked out one morning and discovered these flowers growing. We decided to let them go and when they would die I would just go over the area with the mower.

A month later they were still there and here they are. Two days after this photo was taken they had died and just disappeared.

I took the mower over that area yesterday.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday Monday

Monday mornings are great. Especially being seven years into retirement... 😉

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Friday, April 5, 2019

The Creeper

The Creeper crawls along the ground.
It climbs up, and then hangs down.
So in your backyard don't say it's all fine.
For you might be next, to be covered by the vine...

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Fade To Darkness

As shadows fade to darkness, slowly so do past memories of long ago as days quickly go by.

Soon the only memories we will have are the photographs we have taken and have not thrown away along with the memories of time.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A Cat’s Thoughts

Ever look at a cat, as they were seemingly just looking off into space, and wondering what they were thinking?

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Red Barn On A Hill

Taken on a Sunday afternoon drive through the Western Maryland country side...

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Celebrating 50 Years Of Marriage

On January 3rd 1969 I met Mary for the first time. I had just started a new job working security in a hospital and she was a Nurses Aid.

As I encountered her for the first time that day, while being taken on a tour of the hospital, Mary's "Southern" style of a smile just captured my heart. I just could not take my eyes off of her.

We both worked the second shift and within a short time we were going out after work to an all night White Coffee Pot restaurant. All we did was just talk, drink coffee and slowly be drawn to each other.

Before we knew it we were falling in love.

In February we became engaged and we were married on March 9th, 1969; sixty five days after we first met, "fifty" years ago today.

We have no regrets and no wondering if we did the right thing by getting married so quickly. Actually, we are more in love with each other now than ever before.

We only wish that these past fifty years had not gone by so fast.

I love you, Mary, with all my heart. Your southern style "Laudie" smile still holds me tight and I never want for you to ever let me go...

Happy Anniversary, Laudie ♥️

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