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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

New bridge over Paint Branch

This is a big deal for me because it offers a different trail option for my walks.
The above photo was taken on Saturday, the day after Christmas. It was of interest to me that the stream was still running high and muddy although the last rain had been two days before. The next photo was taken from the bridge looking upstream on Sunday when the water had cleared up.
The last photo was also taken on Sunday when Stan and Jeff walked with me on the trail on the other side. There was a lot of up and down until it terminated on the bridge on Old Columbia Pike near the apartment building where Pam and I once lived. The shot is looking downstream, and obviously the gorge is fairly deep.

Geese on a foggy morning

Picture was taken a week ago, but there was still a patch of snow visible from the week before.

Annual Christmas Tree Picture

I took the pictures a week before Christmas but didn't get around to putting them up until now.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Monday, December 7, 2020

Geese on the pond

On a dark, deary morning...

Friday, December 4, 2020

In his natural surroundings

I couldn't help wondering if this guy who I saw along the Paint Branch Trail today was the same buck who visited our backyard recently.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Friday, November 20, 2020

Backyard visitor

The fencing we've put up over the past few years has been effective in keeping deer out even though lately we've been aware of weaknesses in the system. Last week this buck apparently exploited those weaknesses:

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Pam's Comment on the Election

The flag wasn't unfurled until the major news proclaimed Biden the winner on Saturday.

More Autumn Pictures

From last Friday:

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020

Foggy Thursday Morning at the Park

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Paint Branch in Autumn

This one was taken a week ago:

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Backyard campfire

Last Monday evening Pam and I had a campfire in the backyard. It had been a long time since we used our portable firepit, and the experience reminded us of the many camping trips we used to take.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Sunset over the pond

Haven't included any lately, so here's one I took a couple of nights ago.

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: