The National Colonial Farm at Piscataway

This weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the National Colonial Farm at Piscataway National Park across from Mount Vernon on the Potomac River in Accoceek, Maryland. This unique place is a gem off of the beaten track but has amazing views on the river and is home to an authentic historical Colonial farm. Established…

Northern Walking Stick

There’s an insect out there that many don’t know about. Known as a “Stick Bug’ or “Walking Stick”, there are incredibly about 6,000 species worldwide. A gentle insect that lives on leaves, these unique creatures are hard to find as they blend in so well into their environment. One of the best things about these…

Graffiti in Paris

It just dawned on me that I never did finish sharing my wonderful experiences that I had in Paris earlier in the year. And so, we will leave the great outdoors and head back to the City of Love. Graffiti is a growing artistic trend in urban settings, and there are now world renowned graffiti…

Sugarloaf Mountain

“By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer.” (Helen Hunt Jackson) In the days of waning heat and the promise of balmy autumn days the mountains call to me. This is one of my favorite times of the year although I find magic in…

Breakfast for Two

Sandy Point Park near Annapolis, Maryland has a herd of White-tailed deer and they can be best seen just after sunrise grazing on the grass near the picnic areas. After enjoying a beautiful sunrise, I headed over to where I knew they liked to be and hoped I would get a chance to find some…

In Search of the Sunrise

With Hurricane Irma moving northwards, the potential for a colorful sunrise improves. The Skyfire predictor with The Photographer’s Epherimis app showed deep reds in the Maryland area, so of course that means a wake up call at o-dark-thirty to get to a sunrise vantage point. This time I decided to go the easy route and…

On Walkabout

I was going through my images that I’ve taken this year, and in particular my bird photography folder. It wasn’t long before I realized that this year has been so busy that I really haven’t birded nearly enough. “I need to fix that” I tell myself and vowed I get out a little more to…

Dahlia’s 

Creative captures can be created with the simplest tools. This isn’t to say that I don’t have a strong attachment to my fancy camera gear, however I find that lightening the load can be liberating. The more I play with my iPhone as a photographic tool, the more I love it. It helps that I…

In the Rains

The disaster in Texas this past week quickly reminds us of the power of water and how devastating Mother Nature can be when we least expect it. With all the attempts with preparation, there are times that we can be caught unaware. It’s a time when people pull together and help each other out, working…

Bambi Land

I went on walkabout this morning at Sandy Point State Park. The TPE color forecaster claimed that there would be some color upon sunrise. Well, TPE was completely wrong and it was not only lackluster, it was completely dark when the sun rose upon the horizon. But when I drove into the park at dark,…