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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Doorway #4



Blue door at 240 Centre with a blue label water bottle sitting on a step.


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Monday, July 6, 2020

Doorway #3



Rainy night at the Western Maryland Railway station. Also a museum of the western terminus of the C&O Canal...


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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Remembering Independence Day




Whether flying high in the city or sitting on an old country stump she is still a Grand Ol' Flag...


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Friday, July 3, 2020

Doorways #2




Green Door what's that secret you're keeping...?


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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Doorways #1




Courtyard view leading to doorway of Chamber of Commerce.


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Monday, June 29, 2020

Bridge Over The Potomac




Bridge from Cumberland, MD to Ridgeley, WV over the Potomac River...


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Friday, June 26, 2020

Dark Coffee




Early morning coffee awaiting my cold hands on its warm sides. Hot coffee in the dark is quite satisfying; until the paper arrives, then the light comes on.

Reading the paper while drinking morning coffee sure helps to start the day...


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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

N. Centre St.





North Centre Street, Cumberland, MD... early morning before daily life begins...


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Friday, June 19, 2020

Reasons I love Fatherhood




Sunday is Father's Day. Here are three reasons why I love  this day; a beautiful wife and two wonderful kids. They truly are a God-send.

BTW, the kids photos were taken back in the late 70's when I did portrait photography, and the wedding photo was taken 51 years ago. Yeah, I really am old, and love it... ❤️


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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The Little Charmer




This is Ava, my Great-Granddaughter. What else do I need to say?

😺
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Monday, June 15, 2020

Colorful Ice Crystals




On a hot day, ice crystals in the ionosphere make colorful clouds as the sun shines through them...


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Friday, June 12, 2020

Climbing out of Darkness





Climbing out of darkness is not easy for most of us, but seeing the light sure helps in taking the steps needed in getting there...


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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Fancy Car At Market Gas Station




Even the best cars will use ordinary ⛽️...

Gotta save money somewhere, I guess... 😂


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Monday, June 8, 2020

Fog At Daybreak




I enjoy seeing fog in the early morning light...


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Friday, June 5, 2020

End Of Flower Week



Flowers are growing everywhere in my yard. What a wonderful way to start June...


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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Flowers Everywhere



There were flowers everywhere. I love the Summertime...


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Monday, June 1, 2020

Welcome June




Nice way to start June with a plant, that was thought dead, to be blooming once again.

Welcome June...


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Friday, May 29, 2020

Tinto 1884




Late evening light coming in through gauze curtains...


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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Thoughts of the Past




Sometimes when I am thinking of past memories my thoughts can become a little fuzzy...


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Monday, May 25, 2020

Lock House75 On The C&O Canal





Located just a few miles East of the terminus at Cumberland Maryland...


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Friday, May 22, 2020

Weeping Cherry Tree Cherries




Ever since we planted this tree cherries started to grow and every year the birds came and ate them.

Let us see what Happens this year...


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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Blue Bridge




The Blue Bridge over the Potomac River at Cumberland, MD. The county Courthouse is in the right background...


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Monday, May 18, 2020

First Flower On The Bush




There were a number of buds on the Rhododendron bush but this was the first one to bloom. Saw it come out Friday...


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Friday, May 15, 2020

DK Garage




DK Garage on Greene St. Some things do not need words. This is but one of the small stories that are out there ..


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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Everyone Needs A Trim



Seems that everyone in the house is in dire need for a haircut. Even our cat, it seems, needs a trim as well... 😺

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Monday, May 11, 2020

T33A Shooting Star




The T33A Shooting Star was used as a trainer for pilots already qualified on prop driven planes.

This one sits at Constitution Park in Cumberland, MD. It has been there for years. It is the last of the past historical relics that used to be here for kids and adults to view and climb upon...


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Friday, May 8, 2020

Tree Conk



A conk or fungi it is still a tree mushroom to me..,


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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Leftovers



Whoever said birds were neat when eating never watched a bluebird devour a corncob...


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Monday, May 4, 2020

Bird and Squirrel Feeder




Usually go through one ear of corn a day. Hungry little critters they are...



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Friday, May 1, 2020

Terra Angelica



Plantation house in Western Maryland, built circa 1845. Now a B&B, parties and weddings...


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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Garage Window




What can say? This is a neighborhood garage window. It contains items from just a couple of years ago to a brick remnant from a home built circa 1872...

The collection is good...


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Monday, April 27, 2020

Chucky The Woodchuck




Out back at my campsite setup. He has been visiting almost everyday but I have yet to see him chuck any wood... 😉


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Friday, April 24, 2020

Just Tasty?




So, what do you think, half full, half empty or who cares? Maybe it was just quite tasty, and that is all that matters...


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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Remembering Outdoors




Just sitting here looking out my window, remembering what it was like being outdoors and going places...

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Tree Stump




Ever sit and look at something and wonder how it ever got that way? Well, I was doing that, late evening one day when the light was warm, when it dawned on me that I need to get a more exciting life...

Since I do have a photography hobby in my retirement I did take this picture... 😉


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Friday, April 17, 2020

Rock Wall Out Back




Sometimes, in just the right light, what is a normal view becomes an eerie scene. You just might see what is not always there...


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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Past Memories




Some pieces of forgotten furniture just have a way of bringing back wonderful past memories...


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Monday, April 13, 2020

Here’s Looking At You




Taking a photo of a flower from this view one day kinda un-nerved me.

Seeing the flower looking back at me like this got me to wondering. What if the flower had the ability to think. What would be on its mind at this time as I was photographing it?

I actually had the feeling that something was looking at me. I don't think I will ever look at another flower like this again...


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Friday, April 10, 2020

On A Hill Far Away



On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross.

On the center cross hung the Savior named Jesus. In Him the fate of forgiveness and salvation for all, who would believe in Him and call Him Lord, depended on His death, burial and resurrection three days later...

Yes, it is Friday, but Sunday is coming...

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Fire Pit Fire Sticks




Fire sticks just waiting to be lit. Just as soon as the pandemic is over...


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Monday, April 6, 2020

Fuzzy Future




The future may seem fuzzy but I am waiting for it to arrive... 

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Black Beauty




I have an acoustic guitar and this black beauty. I have played the acoustic for many years, but with injured arthritic hands it has become harder to play the acoustic. So I have changed over to quietly playing this baby.

I am not a professional. I just like playing around with them; for a few friends and family. Moving from the acoustic to the electric model is like going from cutting hard butter sticks to running a knife through soft whipped butter. It is just a lot easier to play, and I just do not want to stop playing anytime soon... 🎸


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Monday, March 9, 2020

March 9, 1969




Anniversary day... Fifty One years ago today, just sixty five days after we first met, we were married...

Only by the grace of God our love over the years has grown stronger and deeper. God's love for us has made our love such as should be between a husband and wife...

A never ending love... ❤️


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Sunday, March 1, 2020

Anniversary Month




In this month, the month of March, my wife and I will be celebrating 51 years of marriage... 🙀

It truly is a never ending love story...  ♥️


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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Waiting Room Exit




How many times has a coat been left behind hanging on a rack right next to the exit door?


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Monday, February 24, 2020

Winter In The Country Side




Snowfall can be a beautiful thing to see and ponder...


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Friday, February 21, 2020

One White Shoe




My photography motto is this, "If you are not looking you will never see." This photo is a good example.

Taken several years ago on Baltimore street in Cumberland, MD, this young couple was sitting there talking and suddenly the Sun light broke through highlighting the one white shoe on the young ladies foot.

I already had my camera out looking for photo ops and when I saw them I raised my camera, focused on them and captured this once in a lifetime- non posed - image.

Right after taking this photo the couple got up and walked away. Just think, if I had not been practicing my own motto I would not have seen this setting or documented the "One white shoe".

It pays to be looking or you will never see and capture that never to be seen moment again...

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Walking The C&O Canal



Just east of the Western Terminus at Cumberland Maryland...


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Monday, February 17, 2020

Washington’s Headquarters




Rebuilt with materials mostly from the original log cabin, this is the building that George Washington used at Fort Cumberland in Western Maryland during the French and Indian war when George was on the staff of General Braddock of the British Army.

As a retrospect I gave this image a vintage look...



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