And later I found a little frog in the grass.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Mac choose the theme of portraying a film. I have chosen to illustrate a sequel to a film you may have seen. The Blair Witch Project told the story of three teens who disappeared in the hills near Burkittsville, Maryland. What was not revealed is that the Blair Witch had a sister named Claire. She was banished from Burkittsville and now roams the corn fields of Frederick County.
Filming her story has been delayed as Claire's favorite libation is home made corn whiskey. She is rumored to have a still down near the creek and steals corn to make her mash. She is occasionally spotted (but seldom photographed), usually on Halloween trying to take candy from the kids. I was lucky to get a few shots of her recently as she gathered more corn in the field near our house for her next batch. (It appears she had a few sips before flying our way.)
Open gate before entering
Trying to steal eggs (the young birds had left the nest)
Monday, August 25, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Craver picked bird for the theme this week. I choose as my header a soaring vulture taken in 2008. These images are individual birds I photographed in our yard this August. There have been plenty of finches and small birds at our feeders, often many squabbling over a turn on a perch. The dove just waited on the ground below the feeders for seeds to drop.
On the morning of August 8, a young hawk spent about 5 minutes in our bird bath. No other bird came near the feeders that day. A few showed up the next, but the gold finches did not return until the third day.
Monday, August 18, 2014
The City of Frederick hosts the only high wheel bike race in the US. The course circles two blocks of the historic district. The winner is the person who completes the most laps in an hour. Men's winner was Brian Caron completed 41 laps. Womens winner Sherl Kennedy completed 38 laps.
First lap leaders
Rounding turn four