Monday, Feb. 25 — Two walks in one in San Antonio

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(Click any photo to enlarge)     Stairway to the Japanese Garden Waterfall It is amazing to me how small this world is and how truly connected the Internet and Facebook have made us.  A couple of days ago, a member of my camera club in Frederick contacted me via email to let me know that he and his wife were visiting relatives in San Antonio.  Because we are Facebook friends, he knew what I was doing every day, and he suggested that when the course was over, we could go on a photo walk together.  I definitely took him up on his offer.       Leave me alone, lady! Little Lovebirds Manuel and Stella both grew up in San Antonio, so they know the area well.  We decided on a walk today at the Sunken Gardens, which was built on the site of a former limestone quarry.  It was a beautiful location, with stone structures and bridges, a waterfall, a large lake with beautiful koi, and upper and lower levels and walkways.  We admired the Texas mountain laurel in bloom, as well as lantana and pansies and catci.  Of course, in the spring, the area is much more lush with flowers, but it was beautiful today, even in February.     Manuel and Stella On our walk, we encountered members of a camera club who were on a photo shoot, so we talked about cameras and brands and future purchases. After we left the sunken gardens, we still had some time before I needed to head to the airport, so we went to the zoo, which was nearby.  We walked for an hour at the zoo, and then it was time for me to leave. Thanks, Manuel and Stella, for a most enjoyable morning.  We'll see each other again on Saturday, when Manuel will join me and some others for my halfway point walk in Mount Vernon. Quarry turned garden lake.  ****************** Visit my photography show, "My Maryland," at the public library in Urbana, Maryland, on the lower level of the building.  It is there until the end of April. Hurricane Sandy Relief: Donate to the Red Cross, and I will mail you a 5 x 7 print from any of the photos I have posted on my blog OR any photo on my website. Forward to me via email a receipt for donating to the Red Cross. Tell me whether the photo is from the blog or the website, and Include its title along with a mailing address. The name on the receipt to the Red Cross must match the name of the mailing recipient. Send the receipt and the photo request to camscamerashots@gmail.com . Click on any photo to enlarge it. ************************************************* Visit my web site: camscamerashots.zenfolio.com Follow me on Twitter: @camscamerashots Email:  cam.miller@comcast.net Cam's rules for the Daily Photo Walk: walk every day the walk must be in addition to any other planned activity for the day post a photo every day use my Nikon P7100 (it is a very convenient size and weight) no weather excuses walk only where it is safe to do so

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