Tuesday, August 30, 2011

How Hurricanes Are Named. Video

Photos From Tuesday

Baltimore Skyline
Securing the flag.

Under the cheap seats at Ravens Stadium.

Train, train.

Baltimore Police

 Unitas Statue at Ravens Stadium
Johnny Unitas has a man open.

Captain Morgan
Captain Morgan provides overwatch

Your three basic types of communication towers. From the left: a Monopole, a Guyed Tower and a SST(Self-Supporting Tower).

Baltimore City
Charm City.

Mothra has landed in Baltimore.

M & T Bank Stadium.

Backyard Geraniums getting ready to bloom.

Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird
A female Hummingbird perches for a quick energy drink.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Pentagon pays $720M in late fees for storage containers.

The Pentagon has spent more than $720 million since 2001 on fees for shipping containers that it fails to return on time, according to data and contracts obtained by USA TODAY.

Full story HERE.

By Charles Dharapak, AP

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bob Proudly Flies Old Glory Over Fort McHenry!

Thanks to my wife Candy for this awesome experience!

My son Mike and Park Ranger Paul getting ready to fold the flag after proudly flying it over Fort McHenry.

Father and son folding the 15 star flag of The United States at Fort McHenry.

Folding the flag

Bob and Michael Geary
Thank you, son. Well done.

Thank you Paul!

Gallantly Streaming

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The 25th Day of August 2011

Sunrise on the farm
Rear Range Light Tower
Our newest tower. This is the rear range light tower at Tide Point. It is one of 2 towers that have navigational lights to guide ships into the harbor from the Key bridge. We tore down the old one here and erected this one making it taller and sturdier. The front range tower is located on Fort McHenry.
Ravens Stadium

Touching up the Ravens logo with paint.

Some of our workers getting ready to run cable near the stadium suites.

More artistic paint work.

The surprise in a bag of mulch
This small snake was an unwelcome surprise included in a bag of mulch. My son Mike used a small hole in the bag to open it up to pour on a flowerbed. As soon as he stuck his finger in there and tore the bag open, this snake slithered out with a frog in its mouth. By the time I gave him my camera, it had already swallowed the amphibian whole. The frog is that first bump in the snake's body next to its head.

Shy from all the picture taking, the snake seeks shelter in a nearby boxwood.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday's Backyard Pictures

Deer camouflage.

How 'bout them apples?

A monster Hornet eating the bark off of my Lilac bush.

Betty says Hi!
Betty in your face.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mom Is My Co-Pilot

My son Mike went to Montgomery County Airpark today to take an introductory flight lesson my wife and I gave him for his birthday. The weather was perfect. My wife Candy went along to take some pictures of his first flight from the ground but ended up going along for the flight, thanks to the gracious flight instructor Tom of Washington International Flight Academy.

Mike Geary
Pilot in the making.

The Cessna Skyhawk.

The expansive cockpit.

Cessna 172
Last minute instructions and fueling up the aircraft.

Left pedal to go left...

Mom's eye view.

Even at less than 2,000 feet you can see the curvature of the earth.

Little Seneca Lake.

Perfect landing!