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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Monday, September 21, 2020

Wildflowers in the Park

Haven't been able to identify these yet, but they seem to be related to black-eyed susans.

Clarence the Cat

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

This Morning's Walk

Although fog over the pond always attracts me, I'm seldom satisfied the with my photographic attempts to capture the look. These are todays' efforts:
Paint Branch flooded a few weeks ago, and the strength of the flowing water was sufficient to break in half this log which I used to walk on to cross the stream.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Yesterday Morning at the Pond

Didn't fully succeed in capturing the morning fog, but the lighting is nice.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Week at the beach with our granddaughter (1)

Two-month old Honor was the focus of our week at Bethany Beach. Mother and baby feel asleep one evening in the same position:
Grandmother and Honor:
Grandfather and Honor:

A week at the beach with our granddaughter (2)

Honor is two months old and was the focus of the week at Bethany Beach. Photo above is with her mother. Here she is with father, mother, and grandmother:
Father tending to his child:

Storm passes over Bethany Beach

I left the beach house to go for a walk on the beach one day last week when I noticed some menacing-looking clouds inland. I coudn't tell which way they were moving, but since I had on my rain gear I didn't worry about getting caught in a downpour. Although it rained heavily for a while, I figured it would pass soon which it did. I took this picture after the storm had moved out to sea.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Monday, July 27, 2020

Back home to my normal routine

 
Returning home from our Brooklyn visit, I reverted to my habit of photographing the pond. This one was taken shortly after a storm the day of our return on July 20th.
 


This second photo was taken a few days later. It's always the same pond, but everyday it's different.


Friday, July 24, 2020

Brooklyn visit: shadows from a Flatbush fence

I got temporarily lost on some of the walks which made me think of the Thomas Wolfe short story "Only the Dead Know Brooklyn." Although my phone gives this location as Flatbush, I think I was nearer the Kensington section, but what do I know.

Brooklyn visit: other walks

I went on many walks around their neighborhood as well as in the cemetery. This bar and grill which has been there since 1933 caught my eye:


Prospect Park was also a frequent walking destination. This is a shot Pam took of me next to the lake. Once again, I was neglectful in not photographing her:


Brooklyn visit: Greenwood Cemetary

Green wood is a  famous, old cemetery which is across the street from Rebecca and Sean.


In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the well-off spent money on elaborate stone grave markers.

Brooklyn visit: Family

 Here is granddaughter Honor with mother and father in the new apartment at Windsor Terrace:
 

Next is Sean, Rebecca, and I moving Honor and the baby equipment into the Air B&B we rented which was a short walk away:


Then pictured is Greg, Rebecca, Sean, and I at the dinner table in the townhouse we rented:


 Pam is unfortunately missing from these photos because she took them. I was negligent for not taking any shots of her with Honor.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The sky after last evening's storm




Queen Ann's Lace (or something very similar)

 

Poltical messages in the park

Protests against racism have been going on all over the country for weeks. During my walks I've seen messages in chalk written on the walkways, but it's usually difficult to fit in the entire message into a photograph without resorting to an elevated platform. This is one message that I was able to get in most of:



It went with the familiar "Black Lives Matter" message nearby and lists a website entitled "young, black, and aware."

Rainbow over Colesville

We've had a couple of nice ones over the last week or so. Pam took this shot:

Daughter and granddaughter


Monday, July 6, 2020

Friday, July 3, 2020

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Granddaughter

Honor Beatrice Logue born June 24, 2020 at 11:51 pm in New York City.

 
Baby, mother, and father are home and all doing well.
 
 

Monday, June 22, 2020

The pond in mid-June

 

 

 
 


Box turtle visits back yard

Pam photographed it last Friday:

Monday, June 8, 2020

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Class of 2020 Commencement in the Park


Yesterday evening we heard the sound of "Pomp and Circumstance" coming from the park. Upon investigation, I saw that someone had the excellent idea of doing the graduation ceremony via a caravan of cars. Given the present circumstances of the banning of large indoor gatherings, it was the next best thing.


The dominant colors are apparently the school colors of Blake High School which is up New Hampshire Avenue from us.


The graduating seniors showed themselves through sunroofs and windows. Car horns were honking away.


I had a great time clapping and cheering these kids.



I noticed that sometimes one of the kids would recognize someone they knew in another car and shout out to them, reminding me that these students hadn't seen each other in months.

Flowering bushes along the pond

These caught my eye on Saturday:



Also, one at the other pond: