Monday, August 31, 2015
Living by the water is a special blessing we never dreamed of having. I keep my camera nearby, never knowing what we might see, ... or what might float by. I suppose if I lived near the forest, my photos would be mostly pictures of deer and birds, although we see those also.
Here are a few of my recent neighborhood photos.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
I haven't been to any interesting events lately, except for the Ridge Carnival. I am posting those pictures on Calm Reflections Photography Facebook.
So, here are are a few winning photos from our recent St. Mary's Camera Club August themed competition "On the Water"
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Here are my best photos of the 1st Southern Maryland Boat Club Summer Regatta at Leonardtown Wharf in MD on Saturday August 8th, 2015. There were races by antique boats at least 30 years old using the black flag (no awards), from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. The show also included static antique boat displays and food by Kevin's Corner Kafe. The event was sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association. Many of the drivers won races years ago. Joe Norris was the emcee. To learn more about the club visit http://www.southernmarylandboatclub.com
We displayed Jim's boat in the static displays and quite a few visitors looked it over. It's a nice looking 1985 Centurion ski boat that is still a work in progress.
Please feel free to comment or share something about a boat.
Monday, August 10, 2015
We visited Kenilworth Aquatic gardens on August 2nd early in the morning, before the heat of the day. The lotus flowers were up to 5-6 feet high, mostly white and pink. There were lots of bugs around including bees, dragonflies and crawly insects. Behind the Visitor's Center, there was also a small exhibit of exotic water lilies in lovely colors.
We visited a butterfly exhibit early in the morning last week when the temperatures were in the high 80's by 10 am.
I got several photos of Blue Morpho's, one of my favorites. Blue morphos rarely stay still long enough to obtain a good photo. They are irridescent blue, but when they close their wings, they are spotted brown, hiding their glorious color.
FYI-moths are more nocturnal than butterflies and rest with their wings open