Monday, March 30, 2015

Our World - Signs of spring

Old Man Winter missed his flight back to the North Pole on March 19, but he is now on the bus for a slow trip north (most likely with a stop in Boston). Here, the daffodils are blooming (they have no fear of the old man) and other things in our yard are showing signs of spring. 

Rhododendron set their buds in the fall ride out the winter

Lilies are popping up

Dogwood buds warming in the sun

Cherry tree buds reach skyward

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sky Watch - March 23

 Afternoon: clear and blue

 Near sunset: clouds roll in

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Header Challenge - My favorite place to visit

I first saw Ansel Adams pictures of Yosemite when I was a kid (Dad subscribed to Popular Photography). I was amazed by the beauty of the place and Adams photography. In June1990 we spent a few days exploring (and photographing) this beautiful place. 

One afternoon, I photographed Half Dome as the sunset. Above, the shadows are creeping up the mountain. Below, the last bit of sun light on the top.

Yosemite Falls from the valley floor.

My favorite person with whom to visit any place enjoying the sun along the Merced River.

Looking across the valley at Yosemite Falls (above)
and looking east at Nevada and Vernal Falls (below).

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Our World - Progress along Carroll Creek

The City of Frederick is extending the linear park along Carroll Creek further east. A month ago this section was covered (third picture in my post Our world more creek work).The brick walkways and lights are being installed. (Water level has been lowered during work)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sky Watch - Swirls and streaks

Blue sky with gray and white clouds, March 14

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Header Challenge - Pictures last month

 Sunset - February 20

Kathy suggested "Pictures taken in the last month" to fill in for the very busy Craver. I interpreted this to mean images taken during the period February 18 - March 17. During this period I took 450 images. The prominent theme was winter. The weather was colder than usual and we had more snow than an average winter. But snow melted and signs of spring recently appeared. So here is a view of our past month.

 Snowy morning - February 22

 Rear view - February 22

 Snow runner - February 24

 Singing for lunch - February 24

 Blue Ridge Summit, PA - February 26

 Geese - February 27

 Suet line - March 5

 Moon light shadows - March 6

 Icicles - March 7

 Crocus - March 15

 Crocus - March 17

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Our World - Spring has sprung

 Bulbs are pushing up,

 some are blooming,

and yard work is under way!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Sky Watch - March skies

 March 5 -  Snow falling

 March 6 - Full moon lights the night

 March 6 - Clear, bright, and cold

 March 6 - Looking up at blue and white

March 13 - Snow gone, contrails and light clouds

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Header Challenge - White

I suspect Tom also had an abundance of white when he chose this week's theme. These images were taken March 2 to 7 as two storms dropped a foot of the white stuff. The white owl and snow flake graced our mantle for Christmas and the start of the new year.
White fog

Along the fence
White street
Struggling through white
White in the trees
 White boot prints

Piles of white