Monday, September 1, 2014

Our World - Small critters

This grasshopper came knocking at our patio door. I think it was trying to escape the heat.



 

 
And later I found a little frog in the grass.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sky Watch - Looking up

Weather vane

A few random shots looking up in Frederick area this August.

Power for the church

Top of the bell tower

 Twin spires

Wires and clouds

Power pole

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Header Challange - Portray a movie

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)
 
 Peeping witch

 Splat!


Monday, August 25, 2014

Our World - Seen in Frederick

 Biking and rowing

Here are some random shots in the City of Frederick on the day of the High Wheel bike race.

Guard dog

Old brick, new stone

 Ducks in a row

 
The shower


Street legal - Yes valid tags

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sky Watch - Wind Swept and clouds

 Wind Swept
Sculpture by Svend Bue Rondum 1998

 Clouds over field

 Clouds over corn

Clouds and wires

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Header Challenge - Bird



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

Our World - BIG wheels

Start 
 
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.

 Kids too
 
Heading east
 

First lap leaders

Rounding turn four