1278 PHOTOS: Picture of the Day

Sept 5, 2019

Swallowtail Butterfly

“Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.” – Jeffrey Glassberg

1278 PHOTOS: Holly’s Alien World

Sept 5, 2019

Alien Butterfly

Welcome to Holly’s Alien World! This is a new series I’m starting, and I’m not sure exactly how it’s going to go… it’s a work in process! All this is, is a photo inverted in photoshop. At some point, I’ll show the original. It might be tomorrow’s picture of the day. We’ll see how it goes. It might be like a picture of the day, I might put a story with it. Who knows!!

“I’ve got some alien blood in me.” – Rob Dyrdek

Later on today, I’ll do the reading post…I don’t really have anything together. I’m thinking I’ll post about Dr. Seuss, one of my favorite authors.

So, until then, I hope everyone has a great day!

Today is National Macadamia Nut day, National Newspaper carrier Day and National Wildlife Day. Go thank your newspaper carrier, eat some macadamia nuts and enjoy some wildlife!!

Thanks for visiting!!

1278 PHOTOS: Picture of the Day

Sept 4, 2019

hanging over a wire

“I might be the son of a leprechaun, but you’re the mother of a giant!”

– Dakota

(I’m 5 ft 2 3/4in, my son is 5ft 11in. I think that explains itself!)

Son Of A Leprechaun Turns 21!!

Sept 3, 2019

I think I need to make another collage…this was done a few years ago, while I was still at Shepherd University.

So anyway, we’re watching a movie today and listening to some old vinyl. He loves old records!! He doesn’t like cake, and he won’t drink so… no alcohol, no bday cake. This is what he wants!

Have a great day!

“Today you are you! That is trues than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you.!” – Dr. Seuss

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1278 PHOTOS: Picture of the Day

Sept 3, 2019

crepe myrtle leaves

“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” – Linda Hogan

READING: Old King Cole

Sept. 2, 2019

I said in an earlier post today that I would do this, so here I am.

So far, I’ve told you about two theories – the Coel-Hen theory and the Cole-brook theory. Today, I’m going to go into detail about the third and final theory (?) I have found to date. And that is the “Old Thomas Cole” theory. He is better known as “Thomas of Reading” and lived during the reign of King Henry I, during the early 1100’s. His story was recorded in the 16th century by Thomas Deloney, an English balladeer. Thomas of Reading was a cloth merchant. While traveling he would habitually stop at a pub called The Ostrich – the landlord and landlady were serial murderers. They had rigged a trapdoor in one of the rooms that would drop their wealthiest guests into an enormous vat of boiling water in the kitchen. According to the tale, Cole stayed in said rigged bedroom a total of five times. Each time some unexpected circumstance (an argument among card players downstairs, a fire in a nearby town, the arrival of the mail from London) prevented him from being killed. In the end, Cole dies peacefully in his bed at The Ostrich, the landlords’ plot is uncovered, the couple are hanged. King Henry himself appears and demands the pub be burned to the ground. (? – I’m not sure exactly where I found this info, it’s been in a notebook for some time)

Doesn’t seem likely that this is the person that this is the person that the nursery rhyme is based on, but it’s out there. So I included it.

What do you think? Who do you think the nursery rhyme is based on?

I know you can’t read it, but I thought I’d leave you with this for now. Next week I will go into detail about this document. I’ve been doing better at making time for reading, but I could do better!

Morris Plaid

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” – William Morris

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1278 Photos: Some Thoughts

Sept 2, 2019

As of right now, I’m not going to do my reading post until later. Might be later today or tomorrow, we’ll see what the near future brings. I really wanted to use this post to get some thoughts out.

I’m thinking this month I will focus on scanning some photos into the computer. I have a few (hundred?) that I have left to get into the computer. I had started years ago, and gotten the biggest chunk of them scanned and in photo albums. When my dad died, that stopped. So, I’m starting up again. I’ll still be taking photos, just not as many.

Baker Park, Frederick MD, USA

A couple of weeks ago I had to go downtown Frederick MD to take care of some personal business. We parked at Baker Park and walked the couple of blocks and of course, I brought my camera and took some pictures. Hope you enjoy!

Carroll Creek, flood control

In 1972, Hurricane Agnes came through and flooded downtown Frederick. People were using boats to get around! Of course, this was before I was born but I remember the stories. This is what prompted the city to start the flood control project. It took many years and millions of dollars, but for the most part the project is completed. We had some flooding back in May, severe rains, Baker Park was flooded but downtown was not. I was going to include a link here about the project and how it has helped, but I can’t really find anything. So maybe later.

Downtown Frederick

Frederick apparently has two sister cities:

Mörzheim, LandauGermany
Schifferstadt, Rhineland-PalatinateGermany
Site of Frederick County’s first YMCA and its founders

Back at the Park

part of the flood control project, Carroll Creek/Baker Park, Frederick MD
some ducks and a goose alongside Carroll Creek
bottoms up
abstract image of Carroll Creek and the Carillon at Baker Park

Once I have more information gathered for the flood control project and a little bit of the history of Frederick, I will do another post.

What is Frederick Maryland known for?

As the gateway to western Maryland with its mountainous views and “clustered spires” skyline, Frederick is best known for its civil war history and its 40-block historic district, and much more. Located within an hour drive of Washington D.C. and Baltimore, the historic town is an easy and fun place to explore. Frederick was founded in 1745 by German settlers.

That’s about all for today! I could go on and on, but I need to start getting ready for work.

Hope you enjoyed!

Today is National V-J Day, National Blueberry Popsicle Day and Labor Day!

Have a great day!

Thanks for visiting!!

1278 PHOTOS: Picture of the Day

Sept 2, 2019

Two Butterflies

“I slept in again!” – me

1269 PHOTOS: Leftovers

Sept 1, 2019

Not that much leftover. I thought there would be more, but not that bad. And I think most of them you have seen, or seen something similar!

“I never kill insects. If I see ants or spiders in the room, I pick them up and take them outside. Karma is everything.” – Holly Valance

“When flowers bloom, so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” – Pablo Picasso

“Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that who cares?… He’s a mile away and you’ve got his shoes!” – Billy Connolly

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

I was going to do the National Day in this post but I did it in my Saturday post, and I realize now I didn’t finish. Sorry about that. So…here’s to the finish!

Hope you have a great day!

Thanks for visiting!

(I don’t normally post like this, but it’s the end of the month, new series is starting, I had something special for you, and then of course, my normal posts.)

Carefree Saturday 17

Sept 1, 2019

Ugg! This is what I was doing all morning Saturday! Well, until 10am! It still needs a little work, but the bulk of it is gone. There’s some roots left (loose) and all I need to do is rake that out.

I started working on this garden back in 2016, before my dad went into hospice care. And I’ve put it off until now. And I can promise you, it will never happen again! In a week or two, I will be digging up some iris’ and transplanting them back into this garden. This garden originally had iris’ in it, then tiger lilies. Now, it has succulents, milkweed and soon – iris’.

mostly finished

And I found some pretty cool…stuff?

bleached by the sun?

Yes, that’s a snake skin and I’m hoping that it’s been bleached by the sun! I’ve never seen a white snake around here. If it’s not a bleached black snake skin, I have no idea what it is. I guess I’ll be keeping my eyes open for different snakes. (Thinking about it, I guess it could be a gray rat snake, which is a possibility. We do have gray rat snakes here but it’s been a while since I’ve seen one.)

A caterpillar (woolly bear) and an inch worm (?). It was moving like an inch worm and was about the right size, so I’m calling it an inch worm. This caterpillar was all orange. The one in the first set of photos was pure black…so winter is going to be tough, I guess. (According to the farmer’s almanac it’s going to be bitter cold and wetter (snowy and icy) than normal.

And then as I was finishing up, I found this praying mantis. He wasn’t too bothered by my presence.

You make me blush!

Just playing around in photoshop. Actually, this month (Sept) you will be seeing a series called “My Alien World” or something like that. And no, that’s not the surprise either! Only a few minutes to go!

A carefree letting go of oneself, not a caution, but a wise blindness.     

  • Rainer Maria Rilke

Today is National No Rhyme (Nor Reason Day), National Chicken Boy’s Day,

Quiet Sunday

Sept 1, 2019

1277 PHOTOS:Picture of the Day

Sept 1, 2019

The 1277 number may not be exactly right, but pretty close. Tomorrow, I will have the right number.

“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.”

– Emma Goldman


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