Tag: nature

Lavender and Lensbaby

This past weekend I heard about a Lavender festival being held at Springfield Manor in Frederick, Maryland.For once I didn’t have a photography class I was holding, the house was clean, the paperwork done and the refrigerator was full of food so I could finally play hooky for […]

Pelicans on the Chesapeake Bay

Growing up in Florida with Brown pelicans all over the place, it’s hard to imagine that this Jurassic looking bird was once an endangered species. Due to over hunting and DDT pesticides by 1970 the Brown pelican was listed endangered by the Endangered Species Act and conservation efforts […]

Shorebirds Galore!

Last week I headed to the Delaware shore in search of migrating shorebirds and in particular the Red Knot. I knew the Red knot would be elusive as the reports I had studied on the Cornell University eBird.org showed that they had pushed through earlier in the month. […]

Chasing Waterfalls

As I was enjoying the rainy day with raging creeks and streams, it would only make sense that I would also chase waterfalls. On my way home from Washington D.C. I decided to stop by Patapsco Valley State Park and head towards Cascade Falls in the Avalon area. […]

Spring Rains

This spring has been lovely after 2018 being a record year for rainfall in Maryland. We’ve actually had dry days and the ground has finally been able to return to normal. That is, until the rains began again this past weekend. In fact, it’s been raining most weekends […]

Bird Extravaganza

It’s spring time and spring time means bird migration along the Atlantic Fly-way. For a number of years the manor’s garden has become a bird sanctuary with water, food, and shelter for our feathered friends. The more the birds I’ve had settle in, the more passer-by’s stop by […]

The Avocets

One of the reasons why I wanted to travel to Galveston Island was due to a fellow blogger Tim Timmis a Texan local who always shares wonderful captures of shorebirds from the Bolivar Salt Flats. Bolivar Peninsula is just north of Galveston Island and is accessed by a […]

Meet 6E4 a Piping Plover

Meet 6E4 a Piping Plover that I discovered while laying on the wet sand of the Bolivar Peninsula last week. Whenever I’m observing and photographing a flock of shorebirds, I’m also on the search for those that are wearing jewelry. As those that are wearing jewelry tell a […]