Friday, July 10, 2009

Steps and Shadows

Taken on the steps of Alumni Hall, McDaniel College

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sky Watch Friday: Sometimes It Looked Like Spilt Milk...

I love looking for interesting shapes in the clouds.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


This cardinal was enjoying the view from a swing set at Friendship Valley Elementary. There is a bird feeder nearby, so I believe he is a frequent visitor to the playground.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Old Fire House

This bell tower belongs to the old firehouse on Main Street. I was curious if I could go up in the bell tower, I thought there would be a great view of Westminster from there. On Saturday I went into the building and up two stories but then got spooked and didn't go further. I called the company that now leases offices in this building, but only found out that although the building is privately owned, the bell tower is still under the jurisdiction of the City of Westminster (according to the person I talked to) So now I need to investigate this further.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Kelly Miller Circus

Today the Kelly Miller Circus was in town for one day only.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Dutterer Family Park

We have a lot of great parks in Wesminster with playgrounds, ball fields, walking trails, and picnic areas.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Parade

View of the boy scouts marching in Westminster's Memorial Day Parade on Main Street.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Carnival Season is Here!

The first week of carnival season is off to a good start at Gamber's annual Firemen's Carnival.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Sky Watch Friday: Grace Lutheran Church

A beautiful clear day at Grace Lutheran Church on Carroll Street. (This photo was actually taken on Palm Sunday.)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Unusual Architectural Element

This building is on Green Street, and serves as some type of automotive service place. It definitely stands out when you drive by.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Sky Watch Friday: Gonna Find a Rainbow

We've been having a lot of rain here lately. Here's a happy side effect.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Railroad Bridge

This is another scene taken on Route 27 a bit south of Westminster's main street. Maybe some day I'll drive under there and see what is on the other side. It is a private farm, I believe. This picture reminds me of Carroll County's rural past. There are many remnants of that past still here, and there are still working farms surviving, but as more and more new construction takes place, I wonder how long that will continue to be true, and where I'd have to move in order to live in a less developed area.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Framed Farmette

This farm is located on Route 27, heading south from Westminster. It is such a beautiful scene, nestled in between some hills. It always catches my attention when I drive by it.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Skywatch Friday: Clouds for Miles

I felt like I was out West this day, when the clouds stretched for miles!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring is Here!

I love this white crocus surrounded by green and the left-over, brown leaves of fall and winter. Spring is here!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

View From the Park

I believe this church is called the First Church of God of Westminster. It is located near the City Park, and is bright red! I'll have to get a close up view next time.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Another Sign of Spring

The daffodils are up higher each day. I can't wait for spring to be here to stay!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

No Skating?

I'm not sure how necessary this sign is when there is no ice in sight.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Westminster Community Pond

The ducks are enjoying the warm weather here in Westminster, Maryland.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Signs of Spring

On Monday we had six inches of snow, and Saturday it was in the seventies. Maybe spring is here?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The End of a Snowman

We made these mini snowmen on Sunday. Here the snowmen are beginning to melt. Little did we know that we'd get 6 more inches that night. We thought it was our last chance to make a snowman.

Monday, March 2, 2009

What's Playing

A glimpse of what's playing in Westminster, Maryland right now. What's playing where you live?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

March 1, 2009 Theme Day - Glass

It is theme day at the City Daily Photo Blog Site.
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This is a reflected view of Baker Memorial Chapel in my car windshield. Baker Memorial Chapel is located on the campus of McDaniel College (formerly known as Western Maryland College).

Wet Main Street

This intersection is Main Street and Railroad Avenue on a wet day.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


This window is in the Alumni Hall building at McDaniel College.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


The snow reminds us that it will be a little bit longer before we can visit this snowball stand at Baugher's restaurant for a refreshing snowball.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cigar Shop on Main Street

In some ways it is hard to believe that this iconic figure is still being used to promote the sale of cigars in the year 2009.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

Because the sun sets about the time I am heading home from work, I see a lot of beautiful sunsets. This one was taken out of the car window at the intersection of 140 and Hook Road.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Flowers on Their Way

We have been having weird weather, warm and cold back and forth. The bulbs think it is time to start peeking out.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

A Variety of Trees and Plants

Snow Fall

Here is another night snow shot from Valentine's Day night.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Tree in Snow

It was relatively warm during the day today, so I was surprised when I noticed it was snowing. I noticed it around 5:30 or so, but as the night wore on it was really coming down hard, with big beautiful flakes.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sweet Treats

The Chocolate Connection is the place to get homemade chocolates for your sweetie today!