Friday, April 12 — The Frederick Fairgrounds

by Cam Miller. 0 Comments

(Click any photo to enlarge.) Whadda ya know!  The grass IS greener on the other side! Stall I decided to give myself a break from spring flowers today, especially since I will be attending a macro boot camp at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA, for the next two days, where I will undoubtedly be spending much time on my knees looking into the depths of them. I parked at the Frederick fairgrounds, because all the gates were open and there were no events going on, so it seemed like a good spot to walk.  The grounds are quite large, with numerous buildings for displays and competitions, a grandstand, and of course barn after barn for the various types of animals that are shown at the fair. All chickens this way, please! You turn me on when you wear red. Surprisingly, there were some things going on at the fair today that I did not know about.  For example, there was a farmer's market in one of the buildings, and horses were being exercised at the rear of the grounds.  A pickup truck was dragging a dredge-like thing on the racetrack, to smooth it in preparation for some upcoming harness racing. There's one in every crowd! The GFF! The animal barns were empty, other than the horse stalls, but some were storing bales of hay and others were storing benches and barriers that are used during the fair. Although today was really about the walk, and as it turned out, I think I got some pretty good pictures, too!    ****************** 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 Click on any photo to enlarge it. ************************************************* Visit my web site: Follow me on Twitter: @camscamerashots Email: 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 whatever camera is easy and convenient for walking comfortably; always have a backup camera at the ready in case of mishaps (I use the Nikon Coolpix P7700) no weather excuses walk only where it is safe to do so

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