July 17, 2019

Here’s a few photos I’ve taken this month…

Our frog came back…he’ll disappear for a while, then he’ll show up again.

Trampoline Spider

On my facebook page, Holly’s World, I have a video of him in action…

My glads are in bloom!!

Sorry this post is so short, my brain’s not working properly…actually, my brain’s going a hundred miles a minute right now and I’m trying to figure out exactly what I should post about. My boyfriend and I aren’t getting along at the moment, but I don’t want to write about that…not right now anyway. I don’t want to bother you with our/my problems. All I really want to do is put it behind us right now, but that won’t happen. Not until we work things out… so, if I don’t say too much in my posts, you know why!

Thanks for listening (to the little bit I had to say)!

“Look deep into nature, then you will understand everything better.”

  • Albert Einstein

1420 PHOTOS Picture of the Day

July 17, 2019

scarred tree

Taken June 7, 2019 with Canon Rebel t6


July 16, 2019

Just thought I’d share this…

This is an image I entered in an art contest at Frederick Community college while I was taking classes there. My son is around 6 years old in this photo!

and of course, it will be added to my portfolio page!


July 16, 2019

I’m going to be adding more photos to my portfolio page…here’s just a sample.

Blue maple leaf lumen digital print
head hunters extra credit

While I was taking a Art History class my professor gave us an extra credit assignment…turn in a photo about anything he liked, we’d get extra credit. One of his likes was skulls… that’s my dad, my son and myself. Our heads are in the bucket!

Digital photography – before (left) and after (right)

digital photography

alternative photography and abstracts

blue dogwood flowers digital lumen print

This is actually an image manipulated in photoshop…it does show similarities to my raindrop reflections.

Hopefully, I will post something again later, if not there is always tomorrow. I might explain why I’m exhausted at some point, but it has nothing to do with being extremely busy or anything like that.

So, I hope everyone has a great day! Stay cool and keep smiling!!

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Picture of the Day 30

July 16, 2017

Cat And Mouse

Taken October 26, 2017 with my LG cell phone camera

ROAD TRIP Western Maryland – part 3 (1)

July 15, 2019

This is the last of the Road Trip Western Md series (or the first, depending on how you look at it). Like I said in an earlier blog I will renumber them so the title is similar to what I have for this title…1, 2, 3.

This is 15 Mile Creek, emptying into the Potomac River. I’m standing on one of the Locks of the C & O Canal, looking towards the Potomac River. Notice the color change from the creek to the Potomac…It had rained the day before, so the Potomac was pretty muddy.

  • Fifteen Mile Creek is a 19.9 mile (32 km) long tributary stream of the Potomac River
  • the creek enters the Potomac River through Maryland’s Green Ridge State Forest

Tension on the Line

“labor unrest plagued the C&O Canal Company following the 1837 economic depression. Contractors fled, many leaving their workers unpaid, Company officials and the local militia collaborated to thwart strikes. Ethnic rivalries fueled distrust among workers.

Near this site, in the early morning hours of August 11, 1839, a group of Irish canal laborers stormed a German work camp. Sleepy and stunned men emerged from their shanties. The Irish threw some Germans into a nearby fire. The ensuing riot left one dead and many injured.

“It is of little use to blow the horn either in the morning or after meals, as the men take their own time to come out on the work and I rally do not think it would be safe to me to attempt to urge them to their duty…” – Engineer Henry M Dugan, June 1838″

Sidling Hill Creek

This image was taken on the way to check out the canoe rental place… we had to cross a tiny one lane bridge to get to the other side. I should’ve taken a picture, but I didn’t.

Woodmont Waiting Shed

The Woodmont waiting shed was a shelter along the Western Maryland Railway, for sportsmen waiting to catch a ride, now located along the Western Maryland Rail Trail. The Western Maryland Railway was abandoned many years ago, recently being turned into a rail trail for hikers and bikers.

The other side of Sidling Hill Creek

Sidling Hill Creek

  • originates from southwest mountains of Pennsylvania
  • tumbles its way down the steep, forested, shale cliffs of Maryland before it finally spills into the Potomac River
  • the Sidling Hill Watershed as about 80% forest cover and is incredibly intact
  • sparsely populated
  • isolation has allowed Sidling Hill Creek to have supremely high water quality and healthy aquatic communities
  • (Nature Conservancy)
Road to…somewhere
the other side of Sidling Hill

Sidling Hill

I 70 fog

This photo was taken on 70 before we jumped off onto 68.

Overall, the trip was a pretty good one.

Picture of the Day 29

July 15, 2019

Tiny frog in hand

Taken October 1, 2017 with my LG cell phone camera