Tuesday, June 30, 2009

ABC Wednesday...X

X...is for XL, XXL, XXXL that's what the signs say at this crazy tie dyed t-shirt table. Photo taken at a local street fair.

To view more fun photos in this alphabet meme go to ABC Wednesday.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

On The Way Home

This shot was taken in Annapolis where I stopped to visit my sister. Five minutes after we walked over this bridge, it opened in the middle to let boats pass through.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Washington D.C.

I am in the Capital for a week end visit. Although my itinerary doesn't leave much time for sightseeing, I did manage to get a few shots in. This is a different view of the Washington Monument...the base of the monument is surrounded by American flags which are barely visible in this shot, which I took while stopped at a red light.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Texas Sky

I snapped this shot in downtown Dallas last month....but I didn't find out what the building was. I liked the way it blends in with the sky.
This is a view of the street it is located on. Maybe someone knows what it is.

Update: James at Newton Area Photo comments that it is the Bank of America Plaza, the tallest building in Dallas. It has a green outline that lights up at night and can be seen for miles.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Line Up

These buggys always look exactly alike to me, but when seen together there are little differences. And notice the fifth one is a convertible.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

W...Is For

Wires...I usually try to avoid all types of wires as they make a photo "messy"....but this week I went looking for them....and they were easy to find in Holmes County..


ABC Wednesday....

Monday, June 22, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday

I put thistle in this tube,  sat on the back deck with my camera, and waited for them to come.  

The only birds that ever come are these yellow finches, but they're my favorite anyway because they're yellow.
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Sunday, June 21, 2009

I'll Wait in the Car

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Lunch Parking

I am back in Amish country this week end, and this was the parking lot behind a popular local lunch spot at noon.  There was a row for cars also...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Skywatch

I was traveling from NC to OH....the early morning sun was splashing light and shadows across the interstate...when I pulled off the road to get a shot of that hill in the distance with the dark cloud hanging over it. 

I don't know if it is just a hill with a knob on top...or a well known landmark in NC...
Update: Maria over at KAP has commented that this looks like Mt. Pilot.  I googled it and she's right. The pinnacle, called The Knob, has 200 ft. high bare rock walls and a rounded top covered in vegetation. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Veterans Affairs

The Dayton National V.A. Cemetery is on the western edge of the city.  There are 33 soldiers of the war of 1812 buried in this cemetery.  The rows just repeated right down to the horizon.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

V... is for Vulture

I took this turkey vulture shot a few months ago and posted it on another meme. Since then, I have learned why he is standing in this spread wing stance. Called the "horaltic pose", it is believed to: dry the wings, warm the body, and bake off bacteria.

The second shot (used with permission ) is taken from The Turkey Vulture Society a site with interesting info about this gentle bird which is extremely unaggressive and non-confrontational. 
ABC Wednesday.....

Monday, June 15, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday

SCHOOL IS OUT.....

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Oak Hill Cottage

The Oak Hill Cottage and Museum in Mansfield is a Gothic Revival brick house built in 1847.  This home was owned and occupied by the family of Dr. J.A. Jones for 101 years.  It is now open to the  public as an example of late 19th century lifestyle preserved.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Skywatch Friday

All week I have been posting photos taken at the Coshocton Balloon Festival, the most colorful event I have been to lately. I hope everyone is not tired of seeing them!  I love this first one....watching them blow up that huge balloon.....the last shot is this balloon in the air.





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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

U.....is for Up

'U' is this week's letter for ABC Wednesday.  The crew on the ground is working to get these balloons 'UP' in the air. This was a wonderful festival that I went to this past Saturday, and so worth seeing.

I only wish they had offered balloon rides. More balloons are in the previous posts....

Monday, June 8, 2009

Hot Air Balloons

I am posting balloon Photos this week from the Coshocton Balloon Festival that I just returned from yesterday.  It was a fun and colorful event!
Mellow Yellow is the previous post.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Yellow


At the balloon festival this weekend,  yellow was a favorite color.  These are only a few of the many hot air balloons at this fun festival. When you enlarge this, you can see the ground crew working to get these balloons in the air.

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Marilyn Monroe

The City Life sculptures are back in Dayton for their final appearance (see previous post).  There are 15 life size bronze sculptures throughout the center of the city.  And since there is a small slice of sky reflected in the building, I thought this could qualify for Skywatch Friday. Please enlarge to see how beautiful and life-like this sculpture is.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Times Square Photo

This sculpture depicts the famous 1945 Photo taken in a Times Square celebration at the end of WWII.  The exhibit in downtown Dayton has 15 life size sculptures by artist J. Seward Johnson, Jr.  The City Life sculptures are beautiful to see and touch. This is one of my favorite...and tomorrow I will post Marilyn Monroe.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

T...Is For

Tugboat...  The Kanawha river meanders around Charleston, the capital of West Virginia.  This tugboat was chugging along behind me as I was taking photos of the capital Building.

ABC Wednesday ....

Monday, June 1, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday

The Midland Theater in Newark OH was built in the 1920's for movies and vaudeville.  The style and the yellow brick make it an interesting structure.

Shaded by the marquee, is a sculpture of Mark Twain .
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