Monday, December 31, 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Winter In The Adirondacks

During winter months deer congregate in herds to find food which is often supplied by the local residents.  Central Adirondack Mts., N.Y.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

North Carolina

Blue Ridge Parkway
Scenic tourist highway built by National Park Service in North Carolina and Virginia to join Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountain National Parks.

Fall colors along U.S. 441 in North Carolina - Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Black Bear in the Smoky Mountains
Every pleasant day they can be seen along U.S. 441 highway between Chimneys Campground and Newfound Gap, on the upper North Carolina slope, and on the upper Dome road.  Park officials estimate that the bear population now exceeds 200, and is increasing year by year.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas at Graceland

Christmas at Graceland
Memphis, Tennessee

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012


May Christmas morn dawn brightly on you and fill your heart with many joys.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

All I Want For Christmas...

Is a model train like the ones I had as a kid.

The Engineer

Friday, December 21, 2012


Greetings from Florida

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tulum, Mexico

The Castle, Temple of the Frescos, Structure 20, Temple of the Descending God
Zona Arquelogica de Tulum, Q.R., Mexico.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Senator - Longwood, Florida

After checking out these vintage postcards see some pictures I took of the Senator here.

The "Senator"
The Big Cypress Tree located on U.S. Highways 17 and 92 midway between Orlando and Sanford, Florida.  The oldest and largest Cypress tree in the World, the largest tree east of the Rockies.  height before 1926 hurricane 165 ft. - now 127 ft., Diameter 17ft., circumference 54 ft.  Over 3,500 years old.  Forestry Dept. use instrument called "Increment Borer" to accurately determine age.  The Seminole Indians and early traders used it as a landmark.

The Big Cypress Tree located on U.S. Highways 17 and 92 midway between Orlando and Sanford, Florida. The oldest and largest Cypress tree in the World, the largest tree east of the Rockies. height before 1926 hurricane 165 ft. - now 127 ft., Diameter 17ft., circumference 54 ft. Over 3,500 years old. Forestry Dept. use instrument called "Increment Borer" to accurately determine age. The Seminole Indians and early traders used it as a landmark.

Monday, December 17, 2012


Lovely Hawaii... the tender loveliness of a sarong clad maiden is complemented by the delicate perfection of Hawaii's orchids.

Akaka Falls... made famous in song and legend of old Hawaii is near Hilo, metropolitan city of the Orchid Isle.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gone Fishing

The Big One Got Away

Netting In A Big One

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Hershey, Pennsylvania

On days when the water is still, the Pool of the Hershey Rose Garden reflects the various colors of the Roses of the World, and the attractive surroundings.  The Hershey Rose Garden contains more than 30,000 rose plants of over 700 distinct varieties, in bloom from June to frost time.

Hotel Hershey, in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge, is one of America's finest hotels.  Most of the food served is produced on the 10,000 acre Hershey Estates farm.  It has a golf course at its door - one of Hershey's four golf courses.

Two fo Hershey Park's most popular attractions, the huge swimming pool and Park Golf Club, 18 hole public course, site of State and National Tournaments.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Aloha Motel - Miami, Florida

Aloha Motel
7500 Biscayne Blvd.  U.S. 1  Miami, Florida
Private Pool.  Free TV in Rooms.  Air Conditioned and Heated.  Cocktail Lounge.  Coffee Shop.  Sound Proofed Rooms.  Free Parking on Premises.  Telephone in Each Room.  Phone PL 7-0616.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


An Arizona Highway as it goes through the largest Ponderosa Pine Forest in all the world.  These beautiful trees produce the finest cabinet lumber anywhere.  Contrary to the common belief that Arizona is all cactus and desert, much of the state is covered with these beautiful Pines.

Verde Valley
Spring Flowers, Cottonwoods on the Verde with the Black Hills in the background.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


The study of shells is a very fascinating hobby.  They have been collected from the beaches of the world since the dawn of history.

You still see the Scallop Shell in many places and used for many things.  As you travel the highways you see the scallop shell emblem displayed in front of Gasoline stations, the trade mark of a Major Oil Company.  In jewelry stores you see the design in silver saucers, bowls, platters, necklaces, and bracelets.  The Scallop is carved in eighteenth century furniture, "Iron Lace balconies in the South, and corner cupboards in New England."

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

North Carolina

Springtime in the Smokies - Dogwood in bloom along U.S. 441 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  In the distance can be seen the Chimney Tops.

Newfound Gap Highway Through The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
This is the largest national park in Eastern America and straddles the range which forms the boundary between North Carolina and Tennessee.  Within its borders there are many mountain peaks over a mile high, deep ravines, precipitous cliffs, waterfalls and numerous mountain streams.

Beautiful Maggie Valley seen from the top of Waterrock Knob - Western North Carolina.  On the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Maggie Valley is fast becoming a leading resort center of the region.  The incline to Ghost Town on Ghost Mountain may be seen on the left in the middle distance.

Monday, December 10, 2012


When It's Winter In the Mountains

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Larson's Cottage Court
located directly on the Lincoln Highway U.S. 30, seven blocks West of the Gettysburg Public Square.  At a high elevation on Seminary Ridge on which the battle lines were formed July 1st, 1863, visitors get a panoramic view of Gettysburg and its internationally knows battlefields.

Big Round Top, Gettysburg, PA.
This view of Round Top was made from West Confederate Avenue, which was the first Telford road constructed by the Government.  Round Top rises to the south of Little Round Top which it overlooks.  Although higher, it was of less importance in the battle than the smaller hill.  Law's Alabama Brigade of the 2nd Confederate Corps moved along the northern slope to advance on Little Round Top.

Jenny Wade House and Monument
Miss Jenny Wade was killed the morning of July 3rd, while attending to household duties in a little brick house on Baltimore Street near the National Cemetery.  She was the only citizen of Gettysburg who was killed during the battle.  The house is now used as a war museum, and shows hundreds of marks of bullets and shell.  The monument marks her last resting place in the Citizen's Cemetery.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Vintage Kittens

I thought we'd start the weekend with something different, vintage kittens!


Little Beansie

There's pussy-footing abroad

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Century Of Progress Exposition

Electrical Building

Inside the Chinese Lama Temple of Jehol; elaborately carved and colorful.

The Sky Ride at night.  Rocket cars cross the lagoon at a height of 225 feet. 

The Charmingly Oriental Japanese Pavilion and Garden.

The Sears, Roebuck Building, on the Avenue of Flags. 

The Italian Pavilion with its 150 foot tower.

The Swedish Building, a reflection of the Stockholm Exposition.

The Walgreen Building with its revolving tower.

Old Heidelberg Inn, restaurant and rathskeller for World's Fair visitors. 

The Hall of Science in which the basic science exhibits are displayed.

The General Exhibits Building, which houses the exhibits of American manufacturers.

The Hall of Religion, from the Lagoon.

The romantic colorful pageant "Wings of a Century." 

The interior of Fort Dearborn.

The Chrysler Motor Company exhibits and car-testing track.

The General Motors Building, framed by the Aurora Borealis.

Travel and Transport Building, with immense dome supported by "sky hooks." 

Enchanted Island, glorified playground where parents may leave their children.

Federal Building and States Group, an architectural dramatization of national unity.

The colorful Agricultural Building, with the Dairy Building at the left.