Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ice pics

Since it's been over a month since I last posted anything, I figured I'd post some photos of our ice storm from this morning. I'm glad the college is closed today because I would not want to go to work in this mess. It hasn't warmed up as quickly as predicted. (Click on each photo to enlarge.)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Historic Chambersburg PA Jail

Last weekend my cousin and I took a tour of the historic Chambersburg PA jail that was built in the 1800's. It was very interesting. In one of the cells that you could go into, the most recent paint is peeling off the wall revealing some writing done by one of the prisoners in 1945. He must have been some character. In the first photo, you can see where he wrote that he'd been in jail 142 times! He decided to write down what he had to eat and that list is in the second photo. He got very poetic in the third photo. We couldn't find out too much about him when we researched his name, but we did find out in 1943 he escaped with others from the jail two times in one night and returned by the escape route while he was serving a sentence for vagrancy. Also in 1943 he violated his parole on the prison break charge when he was arrested on charges of drunkenness and disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to six months in jail and to pay the costs. I couldn't find any kind of obituary for him so the poor guy probably had no family to give him a funeral. I think he was born in 1908 so I'm sure he passed away. So sad. (Click on the photos below to make them bigger.)

Monday, November 30, 2015

Christmas Gift Ideas

Since I share a lot of my photos on this blog, I thought I'd share my Christmas flyer that I made up for my business.  I have all kinds of unique photo gifts, including my 2016 photo calendar. My calendars are always popular.  The flyer below will give you some ideas. You can find them and lots more at my online store at www.faithproductionsofcumberland.com/store. My site offers secure online ordering.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Fall Foliage--South Central Pennsylvania

I did another fall foliage trip last Saturday to Caledonia State Park and Michaux State Forest in South Central Pennsylvania. The weather wasn't the greatest most of the time but I managed to get some great photos.

 Caledonia State Park:

Michaux State Forest:

Quincy Village (where my parents used to live):

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

West Virginia Fall Foliage

I recently took a two day road trip to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage in the mountains of West Virginia. Some areas didn't have much color yet, while other areas had vivid color. Here are some of my favorite photos:

Along Rt. 19:

Babcock State Park:

Driving down into the New River Gorge:

Spruce Knob:

Seneca Rocks:

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Once in a Blue Moon

I was out of town for the full moon last Friday but I was able to get some great shots of the almost-full moon.  I had to wait a while for the moon to rise over the mountain near my house, but it was worth the wait!