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Howard County – from soil to stars

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Went out for a ride today with my better half and took a few shots. Wasn’t please with much of it besides the contrast of these two shots which I’ll call from soil to the stars. This is our Howard County.

Farm along Route 216.

Coming up Hall Shop road towards Rt 216 Photo by Mike Hartley

Coming up Hall Shop road towards Rt 216
Photo by Mike Hartley

Our big neighbor, John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.

I believe these guys may be one of the counties largest employers.  Photo by Mike Hartley

I believe these guys may be one of the counties largest employers.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I was wrong in my photo caption. They are the largest employer in the county if you can believe these stats. Funny, I grew up here before Columbia was an idea in Jim Rouse’s noggin and this place was already a fixture in the county from 1954. We used to walk across Rt 29 (you could do it back then) which was only 1 lane in each direction from Hammond Village to the Southern States store on the corner for a soda. This shop also overlooked (well up the ridge a bit) the APL campus at that time which was impressive. What it has grown to today is amazing. I have some friends and neighbors who work there and they seem to love it. If I had any common sense I’d apply and skip that long commute I do to DC each day.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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