Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Samuel C. Hoff Agency

I just like the look of these two old Westminster buildings, and the blue blue sky above. The Samuel C. Hoff Agency is apparently a Real Estate Office.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Training Center

The sign next to the trailer reads "Carroll County Emergency Services Training Center". It struck me as humorous when I saw this sign by the trailer. Or I should say the trailer next to the sign. The trailer is really for a new construction site, and the training center is back a road to the right.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Another December Sky

We do get some great sunsets here. Especially from Cannon Way overlooking the Diamond Hills community and the Del Myr Farm.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Brokeback Westminster

The way the fields look at this intersection of Rt 32 and 97 always reminds me of the opening shot of the film Brokeback Mountain. I'll have to try shooting this scene again on a different day when the sun is a bit higher in the sky.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

Door to Nowhere

I must drive through this intersection all of the time, and this is the first time I noticed this door. I would stop by and ask the purpose of this door, but..umm...I'm not sure how to do that.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sad Xmas Trees

This sign is just so sad. Maybe they could splurge on a new sign, but with the economy right now maybe not.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Car Shadow

Driving home from work, I looked over and noticed the shadow of my car.

Monday, December 22, 2008

More Christmas Lights

More Christmas lights. I like the feel of this photo, even though it is blurry.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Science Diet

When I came back to my parked car, this truck was right in front of me. I just thought the photograph on the truck was so cute.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Nutcracker-Sold Out

This is the Carroll County Arts Council on Main Street in Westminster. We were there to see Walt Michael and Company. The arts council provides opportunities to view art, see concerts, and take art classes. It is a wonderful asset to Westminster. But no Nutcracker for me this year-it's sold out!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Lights

Driving is a treat after dark right now with all of lights. I'll miss them in the dead of winter.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Foggy Morning

An icy branch on a foggy morning.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

The Westminster Fire Department brings Santa around to the local neighborhoods on a fire engine. The neighbors all listen for the annual sirens that signal that Santa is on his way. Then we all go outside to wave to Santa as he rides by. Firefighter helpers ride along with Santa and give out candy canes to the children. We look forward to this tradition every year.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Welcome Home

Another rainy night in Westminster, but this snowman remains cheerful with the holiday spirit.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Carroll County General Hospital

View of our local hospital from Landon C. Burns Park.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Play ball

The lonely baseball field at Landon C. Burns Park.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Morning Sky

Heading down Route 140 in the morning.

Music, Music, Music

On a very rainy night in Westminster, we were entertained by the lively music of Cynthia MacLeod and Jon Matthews. Both musicians hail from PEI. (Prince Edward Island, Canada)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Festival of Wreaths

A small sample of the many decorated wreaths at the Carroll County Arts Council's Festival of Wreaths.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Gaggle of Geese

Canadian geese relaxing on the pond at the Carroll County Farm Museum.

World's Best Balloon Animal

My daughter got this at the Town Mall of Westminster when we went to see Santa. It is one of the best balloon animals I have ever seen.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


This is the time of year for playing in the leaves. At least until the snow flies!