Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bird In Tree 2

This picture and the one posted yesterday were both taken in my yard.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bird In Tree 1

Plenty of bird activity during spring.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Main Street - Long View

This is the view looking west along Main Street, near the houses you saw in the previous two posts. This is all just east of the middle of Middletown.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

One of These Is Real

The child on the well is a statue. But when I first saw this yard, I thought the bird on the grass was also a statue ... until it flew away right after I took this picture.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

More Spring Color

This one is in my back yard:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

South of Town 5

This is another part of Middletown Memorial Park. You can see the two church steeples that make up the Middletown skyline, reversed from the perspective in most of the shots I've posted on this site.

Monday, April 20, 2009

South of Town 4

This swing set is also in the Memorial park.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sad Day In Middletown

The crime rate in Middletown is very low, so this was big news yesterday. Two adults and three children died in an apparant murder/suicide. I believe it happened in the yellow house in these pictures.

I met some friends for lunch at The Main Cup and one of those friends who works there knew the family. This house is right behind the restaurant.

Click here for a story from a Washington DC TV station.

Click here for a story from the Hagerstown TV station.

Click here for a story in the Frederick News Post.

Click here for CNN coverage.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

South of Town 2

This is Church St. (Hwy 17) looking north, just after you enter town from the south.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

South of Town Series

I live north of Middletown, so my view tends to focus in that direction. So I decided to take some pictures south. This is the Catholic church on Hwy. 17.

Monday, April 13, 2009

North of Town 3

I shot a few pictures south of town over the weekend, so I'll post those soon. Here is one more from just north.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Another Series: North of Town

Many suburbanites from the DC area have moved here during the past few years, but Middletown Valley is still rural and there is farmland just north of town.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Skywatch Friday: One More Sign

I've been working on a sign theme and today is Skywatch Friday, so here is a photo of a sign and the sky.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Warning Sign

I guess I'm working on a sign theme. This warning sign is taken looking south on Hwy 17 a little north of town. Sometimes this highway is busy; sometimes there are so few cars that a photographer can stand in the middle of the road and take a picture.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Welcome Sign

This welcome sign at the north end of town looks different during various seasons and at various times of the day. The version in the right hand column was taken on an early summer morning last year. The one below was shot at noon a few days ago.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Signs Signs, Everywhere A Sign

There is no shortage of signage in Middletown.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Middletown Bells

Sorry I didn't post this sooner. Bell and History Days is an annual Frederick County event during which painted bells are put up along streets in various towns. This year's focus included Middletown. This is one of 50 bells along Main Street (until today, April 6th).

Click here for more information on the event.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Not Exactly in Middletown

It's Cherry Blossom time in Washington DC, 50 miles from Middletown. I was down there yesterday, camera in hand.

Come back here for more Middletown photos tomorrow.

Visit my other photo site for more cherry blossom photos in DC.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

One More In Yellow

This is another yellow photo I considered for theme day. It is a daffodil about to bloom.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Theme Day: Yellow

This month's theme day theme is YELLOW!

As I said yesterday, I'm running a series conciding with the yellow theme. This is a picture of a forsythia in my yard. These things scream yellow for a few weeks each year, then turn into pleasant green bushes.

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