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Luray VA October 2019

Luray Caverns.   Probably the most photographed section with the reflecting pool. Cave bacon Singing tower in Luray ...

Monday, November 25, 2019

Luray VA October 2019

Luray Caverns.  
Probably the most photographed section with the reflecting pool.

Cave bacon

Singing tower in Luray

Homestead in the new Valley Museum at Luray

Luray Car and Carriage Caravan Museum 

A passing freight train running through Luray.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Shenandoah Animals 2019

Red-tailed hawk at Big Meadows, a bird with a bad wing.  We saw the hawk at a raptor lecture.

Kookaberra and other animals at the Luray Zoo.

Peregrine falcon (through a cage)

Goat that wants attention.

It always tastes better on the other side.

A goat with a beard is not necessarily male.

I loved this photo.  The Blues Brothers and Snowball, the peacocks at Brookside Cabins.  They had just lost most of their fan feathers, so closeups were better and I had to put my lens right up to the cage to make the wires disappear.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Shenandoah Autumn 2019

Hazel Mountain Overlook, Skyline Drive

Milkweed Pod in the Big Meadow

Mary's Rock Tunnel in the fog

Skyline Drive

Creek by Brookside

Gate in Luray VA

Monday, November 4, 2019

September Fairs 2019

I love the colors of Ferris Wheels when you use a long exposure.  Photographed at the St. Mary's County Fair.

This goat was dressed as Thing Two from Dr. Seuss's book, "The Cat in the Hat" in the pet costume contest.

A rabbit enjoys the backside of a sibling to take a nap.

My friend Nell's flower entry was lovely.

More colors I loved.

These cows were certainly friendly.

The Ridge Festival was late this year.  Here is a ride I never had the courage to try.

And the winning number is...

An amusement worker looked friendly.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Southern Maryland Colonial Faire and Fall Festival Oct 19, 2019


Fire!  By First Maryland Regiment and Brooke's Company of Calvert Militia

 Still life decorations by the Crossroads of Hughesville Garden Club.  They were very beautiful and tasteful.

 Red tailed hawk and other birds of prey presented by Mike and his friend.

 Eastern screech owl

 Barn owl

 Colonial costume detail

 Barn wall texture

Chalk Point Generating Station (Coal power plant) reflection by the river

This event was very well organized and they thought of everything.  There were even golf carts to help seniors get up the steep hill from the parking lot!