Thursday, March 23, 2017

An Evening with the Neighbors

Three Great Blues were out and about this evening.

Great Blue Heron in the Shadows - Laurel, MD



Great Blue Heron in Flight - Laurel, MD



Great Blue Heron Hunting for Dinner - Laurel, MD


Sunday, March 19, 2017

My Neighbors

I will miss some of them. Said hello to a few this morning on my walk around the lake.

A Pair of Black-crowned Night Herons - Laurel, MD



Hawk - Laurel, MD



Song Sparrow - Laurel, MD



Great Blue Heron in Silhouette - Laurel, MD


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Snow and Ice

Went out around the lake after last night's snow and ice...took a lot of photos but a couple were just fortuitous.

I was taking the below photo of a Black-crowned Night Heron that frequents the lake, when I must have startled the Great Blue Heron that also frequents that area. The Great Blue flew right up in front and away from me and I fired off a few shots, two that came out pretty good.

Black-crowned Night Heron - Laurel, MD



Great Blue Heron in Flight - Laurel, MD



Great Blue Heron in Flight - Laurel, MD
Night Heron in upper right background



Sunday, March 12, 2017

Along the Little Patuxent

Yes, I am still here. I expect to be blogging more in another couple months...

In the meantime, a few weeks back I wandered up the Savage Mill Trail. So short and flat it hardly qualifies as a hike, but I did take a few photos.

Bollman Iron Truss Bridge - Savage Mill, MD
The Last of Its Kind



Brown - Savage Mill Trail, MD



Rocks & River - Savage Mill Trail, MD



River & Rocks - Savage Mill Trail, MD


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Fall - Patuxent North Tract

Went wandering a little bit at the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge, North Tract today while the weather still holds. I was hoping to check out some of the 10 or so old cemeteries on the grounds (good on-line book - HERE ) but apparently today is some kind of kids hunting day, so most of the area was closed to hikers. I assume it helps keep kids from mistaking people like me for deer or duck. So anyway, my theme for the day became "Red, the color of fall". Enjoy.

Last Leaves of Fall - Patuxent Research Refuge



Red & Green - Patuxent Research Refuge



Toasted on Blue - Patuxent Research Refuge



Clinging - Patuxent Research Refuge



Red on Yellow - Patuxent Research Refuge


Monday, October 24, 2016

At The Ashmolean

with my LensBaby... The Ashmolean is really cool free museum that we spent a lot of visiting while living in Oxford.

The Ashmolean - Oxford, England



The Ashmolean - Oxford, England



The Ashmolean - Oxford, England



The Ashmolean - Oxford, England



The Ashmolean - Oxford, England



The Ashmolean - Oxford, England



The Ashmolean - Oxford, England



Saturday, October 22, 2016

Faces of Oxford

Before I left Oxford, I spent time wandering around with the camera and taking photos of the various stone people, animals etc found on the old buildings there. Hundreds of them. Here are just a small number from one such wandering.

A Queen - Oxford, England



A King - Oxford, England



A Bishop - Oxford, England



A Prince? - Oxford, England



The Evil Queen Mom - Oxford, England



Dog and the Duck - Oxford, England



An Angel - Oxford, England



Townfolk - Oxford, England



More Folk - Oxford, England



U.S. Presidential Election 2016 - Oxford, England



More on the U.S. Presidential Election 2016 - Oxford, England



Pondering Man - Oxford, England



Determined Man - Oxford, England



Sad Woman - Oxford, England