Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Afternoon at the Movies - Alzheimer's Awareness

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month. There will be a FREE showing of The  Notebook starring James Garner and Gena Rowlands as a couple whose lives are impacted by Alzheimer’s. Bring a friend and enjoy the movie.  There will be popcorn and other concession items for your enjoyment at a discount price.  Time and Location:  Wed November 7th, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Holiday Cinemas, 100 Baughmans Lane. Frederick, MD  301-663-9230 RSVP. Click on the graphic for a larger version.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

The Frederick area has a lot of folks without power, downed trees as well as local flooding. Could have been much worse. At least we didn't have a blizzard on top of it like our neighbors to the west.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall Sky

Took this great shot of the sky and park in the morning. It's rather ominous looking. But in a few hours, we had a beautiful sunny fall day.
Fall sky in Baker Park, Frederick, MD

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Oktoberfest and Rose Hill Carriage Drive

The Oktoberfest at the Schifferstadt usually draws a large crowd and today's gorgous weather made it perfect for wandering around the grounds and seeing the people, crafts, music, and food. After Oktoberfest I happened upon the tail end of the Rose Hill Carriage Society's annual carriage drive which went right up Market Street. 

Oktoberfest's Best Wurst
Joan Deacon and her husband are dressed in colonial period costumes and described the uses for gourds.
Joan described and demonstrates the making of wine in colonial times using scuppernong grapes

This is a section of the Schifferstadt kitchen garden which includes herbs of all varieties.

The hand crafted glass sculptures of Kathleen Klipp.

Kathleen Klipp's dolphins caught the sunlight and really stood out.

The next few photos are from the Gourducopia booth.
Gary and Marilyn Cunningham from Thurmont create these colorful gourd crafts.

Marilyn Cunningham stands beside her dried gourd art.

Gary Cunningham demonstrates this wonderful gourd mask!

At the Ceramic Art and Tableware booth, Karen Russell
 talks to a customer about the handmade pottery she creates.
This selection of Karen's pottery has a definite colonial look.
Funnel cakes, beer, kettle corn, struedle and wurst. What's not to love?

Part of the Rose Hill Carriage Parade downtown in Frederick.


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Blue Heron Visitor

We've had blue herons on this blog before, but here is a newcomer to Baker Park. A magnificent heron who allowed me to come within 7 yards and didn't blink an eye. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Mighty Coleus

Coleus is one of those plants that can be just a little splash of color or pattern in a garden, or can be grown to create an enormous design feature. I took some photos of Coleus growing in a window box and in a planter a few weeks ago in Downtown Frederick and these examples show how mighty the coleus can be.  The final few were taken a few years ago and show the green thumbs of local sidewalk gardeners. Click on a photo for a larger view.