Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Header challenge - Carroll Creek at night

This week, the challenge is "water".  I chose to photograph one of my favorite subjects at night for this challenge. Carroll Creek runs through the City of Frederick business district and at times flooded businesses near the creek. The City built a flood control system that carries the overflow water underground from Baker Park to a point near the fair grounds. A linear park was created along the above ground creek, with flowers, fountains, walkways, art work and an outdoor amphitheater. Above, one of the fountains shot with flash, below wighout flash.

Some of the water plants.

 The cascading fountain from across the creek (without flash).

Some of the water plants are blooming. The pole supports the suspension bridge. Below the view east from the bridge.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Header challenge Memory

I went on a search through my files for some memories that had been captured by my camera. I found these fond memories of my surprise 60th birthday party craftily arrange by Marianne. All the kids, grand-kids, brother-in-law and his wife appeared, having traveled from across the USA.

The grand-kids and me. All have now finish high school, and the young lady to my right now has brought us two great-grand kids.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Header Challenge Springtime

Spring was slow to arrive in our neck of the woods (or suburbia), with the temps dropping back into the 30's (F).

The bleeding hearts bloomed in early April, the finches showed their color and slowly the other bushes bloomed, with the azaleas reach full bloom last week.

 (and a few bugs, too)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Header Challenge - Textures around out side

The header theme was texture and I found most of these in our yard. The exception is the art work on the Carroll Street Bridge.



Light and feathery

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Header challenge - Tell a story in pictures

Four years ago, we remodeled the kitchen. First step was to call the contractor who had done some previous work for us. He made some recommendations . We selected cabinets, signed the contract, and work began. We cleared the kitchen of pots, pans, food, dishes, table and chairs  all of which went to spare bedroom and other parts of the house.

 The old cupboard is bare

 The crew then went to work  moving appliances and stripping the room bare.

On one wall some mold was found and the hazmat folks were called. Turns out the stuff was dead and not dangerous.

A few more weeks and new cabnets were in place along with appliances;
 a new microwave; the old kitchen table;

and the new cupboard was restocked.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Header Challenge Looking down (stream)

I have not recently scaled high mountains or buildings, so I have been pointing my camera down towards near items. My header and first image are looking down stream along Owens Creek.
 Looking down at a hint of spring.

 Looking down to see the top of the library.

Looking down at the duck, not bothered by the camera or me.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Header Challenge Animals

I have not been out among the wild animals recently, but I have enjoyed watching the neighborhood critters cope with this winter's snow. The squirrels seem not to mind a bit and can find their acorns under a foot or more. My header is a view of the black Angus calves across the field.

Caught this one scurrying across the snow in the yard (the pile is where I shoveled off our patio). Above image has increased brightness. Below the brightness was increased.

The neighbor's cat walked the top of fence to avoid the snow and then did not know what to do. (It usually walks along the back to the house on the other side of us. To see another visiting animal from sever years ago, go to