Daily Archives: January 7, 2008

Photo Weekend & a Contest

The weekend was spend playing with the camera. The weather was nice this weekend and it is even better today. I know there are those who say that this warm weather is good in January but I am one knows that we will be paying for it later in February and March.

I had planned to the county architectural museum Schifferstadt but I had forgotten that the road in front of the museum would be closed for a funeral procession for a fallen firefighter. I did take several photos of the procession of the engines on their way from the church to the cemetery. The fire fighter was on his way to work in Virginia last week when his vehicle was hit by another vehicle crossing the bridge over the Potomac River.

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I did manage to end up down at the center of Frederick on Sunday though since I ended up at my LYS on Saturday afternoon. Running through downtown Frederick is Carroll Creek. Years and years ago, the creek flooded a good portion of downtown when the rains from a hurricane actually hit Frederick. So the decision was made back than to turn the while area into a park with channels running along side the creek. The park is slowly developing and there are many new buildings going up creekside. Thanks to the creek being in the historic district, the buildings have to blend in. Since the weather was so nice yesterday, people were out and using the creek like it was intended to be used. There were still small slushy patches of ice on the creek. You could tell this because there was trash sitting on top of them.

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I had decided last week to have a contest over here in honor of it being my blog-oversary and my birthday month. (The idea of a birthday month comes from the wonderful Katia and Kylie Mac.) I made my first test post over on Blogger back at the end of December in 2004. But I really didn’t start seriously posting until January of 2005. And my birthday is this month and no I will not say how old I will be. Let’s just say everyone thinks I am way younger than I really am and leave it at that.

There are two prizes that have already been picked out. There may be more since I haven’t decided yet. But to enter, just leave a comment. And let me know if you are a knitter or spinner since there may be some roving as a prize. There is a local farm or two that I want to check out with sheep or alpaca on them. So some fiber and or yarn may find its way into the prize basket.

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Edited 1/24/2008 – Closed comments

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