Views from Fort McHenry

It was a day of bi-polar weather with the sunrise illuminating the snow that was heavily falling on the bay. By noon, the dark gray skies moved east, opening up to beautiful bright blue skies with puffy clouds.

I had visions of visiting the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and drove up there, only to be reminded that it is closed during the week in February. So heading off to another sightseeing stop, my car lead me to Fort McHenry along the Patapsco River.

The enormous freighters made me feel as if I was the size of an ant. Even a passing tug boat was dwarfed by the monstrous buildings and ships that lined the waterline. The winds were blowing strong, with the American Flag flapping in the wind high above the fort.

The American Robins and Cedar Waxwings were busy at the holly berry trees foraging to their hearts content.

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And a pair of Buffleheads kept their heads tucked into their wings, bracing against the wind.

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Don’t knock the weather;

nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation

if it didn’t change once in a while.

Kin Hubbard

15 thoughts on “Views from Fort McHenry

  1. Ha ha I love the quote, touché!

    The blue skies are magical especially during this time of year. Amazing how deep blue the deep sea is and how bright blue the high sunlit sky. 😉

    That tugboat is barely a tugboat!

    Your images would be great advertisement for the manufacturers of your equipment. I’m sucked into the sharp colors you captured of the Robin and Waxwing against the vibrant green of the Holly. I like how you caught them both stretching up to maybe find a better position. Really awesome detail though in the feathers, they should be in a bird book! Praises all around.

    eLPy

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