Kathy choose "NOW WHY R U TAKING THAT" for this week's theme. Marianne asks me that question also. Usually my answer is "I find it interesting". Often, the result is not as interesting as I hoped when I pointed my camera and squeezed the shutter button. My header is one where the subject decided to exit frame right as I took the picture. The result was an almost full frame of grass as the bird escaped stage right.
A couple of weeks ago, I noticed sparkles of light reflected by rain drops on the windshield of our van. Nice but not spectacular.
The next day, I found two small broken blue eggs in the driveway - tragic accident from the windy night or do we have a nest of baby robins in our tree?
I just liked the lines and colors of this scene under the Carroll Creek suspension bridge.
I thought of doing an exposure experiment with the sun lit water, but changed my mind.
Sidewalk to nowhere?
This one is for my grandson (he'll see it on Facebook)
The storms that wrecked towns in the mid-west lose much of their power crossing the Appalachian Mountains. We had strong winds, lightning and rain yesterday. Today's version passed over just leaving us with nicely watered lawn and flowers.
The topic this week was mine. What's underground plays an important role in our daily lives. In addition to minerals, coal and oil that are necessary for our modern society, there are the services that we take for granted - that is until there is a problem underground. Underground in our neighborhood are water, power, sewer, phone, TV, and Internet. On February 15 some of those services were interrupted when the ground under the road sank. The water main sprung a leak and the sewer was broken by the collapsing road. Electricity was turned off while the workers investigated the problem. Water main repairs were quickly completed and the sewer line was pumped overland while the hole was investigated, stabilized, and repairs made. See more images of the sinkhole saga.
Underground there is also beauty, created by water interacting with the soil and rocks. Luray Caverns in the Virginia mountains is one such place. More images of the caverns here.
We lost one of our two cats last week. Buster stopped eating and was having trouble breathing, so I took him to the Vet for a checkup. Exam and X-rays showed a collapsed lung and a tumor. The prognosis was not good for an older cat with those problems, so he was euthanized. Here are some images from the past..
I joined the Header Challenge team in November. We post a new header each week on a suggested theme. Imac is the founder and head of the team. The members vote for best header and the winner gets the gold. The links above will take you to the other participants.
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I am retired, married to a smart, talented lady who once thought we computer people were geeks and now is one of us geeks. I have a long time interest in photography. We live in Maryland, about 50 miles from Washington, DC.
My main camera is a Nikon D3100 with two zoom lenses (18-55 and 55-200).
[Portrait by Marianne Oct 2, 2010]