Fog means different things to different people. When I was an educator on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, it meant an hour or two delay to the start of school. I'd spend the extra time having a cup of coffee and reading the morning paper in the morning (what a concept!) instead of in the evening when I had more time. For commuters, fog means dangerous driving. For boaters and aircraft pilots, it complicates navigation.
But for photographers, fog means it's time to grab the camera ... read more
It's been too long since I did a blog entry. Between rain and lack of time and physical therapy appointments, I have not had good opportunities to really get out and shoot. But today, I knew that the bluebells would be blooming along the Monocacy River, so my friend Norma and I packed our gear, put on our old sneakers, and headed for my favorite location to photograph these beautiful spring flowers.
There are lots of good places to photograph bluebells this time of year, including the Ford Loop ... read more
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I was bummed that I had pretty much missed snow goose season in Delaware this year. Between my broken ankle and the awful winter weather, I just did not make it to my favorite spots to see the geese at Prime Hook and Bombay Hook. However, as both the weather and I improved, I realized that a trip to Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in Pennsylvania was very much a possibility.
Middle Creek is in Lebanon County, north of Lititz. I researched it via their ... read more
My friend Gary suggested a day out of the house, with cameras in hand, so I took him up on the offer. Gary has a special love for everything connected to the Potomac River, the C&O Canal, lock houses and dams, and anything Civil War.
After he picked me up, we headed south on Rt. 75, working our way toward Sugarloaf Mountain. When we arrived at Sugarloaf, the drive was closed, so we ventured on to Dickerson, then Point of Rocks, Burkittsville, and finally Antietam. Along the way, whenever ... read more
With a St. Patrick's Day snowstorm predicted for tomorrow, today I went in search of spring. It wasn't in my yard, or even in my neighborhood, but I did find a promise of it in Hagerstown. The 20th Annual Flower and Garden Show, sponsored by the Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association, was just the place to find it.
I took my knee wheeler stroller with me, and used it from the parking lot into the building, as well as all around inside. Thankfully, there was good accessibility everywhere ... read more
The phrase “Life Through My Lens” can be interpreted in several ways. This week, my “lens” is not my camera, but my perception about a situation in my life.
“Be prepared.” “Don't put off until tomorrow that which you can do today.” I've heard these sayings over and over, and time and time again, I have ignored them. Procrastination is human nature. After all, who wouldn't rather go out to lunch with friends than wait all day for the repairman to show up to install a new garage ... read more