Thursday, May 26, 2016

Header Challenge - Small critters

We have a good number of these small critters around, along with some neighborhood cats and an occasional stray dog. (Most dogs are well behaved and stay on their leash.)

This bunny hung around for most of April and did not run when I walked by.

Our own small critter, Zoey

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 without 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)