So KI and I are facing some choices. We were scheduled to take a mini-vacation to Shenandoah National Park this week, but the government is shutdown and so is the Park which is part of the National Park Service.
KI and I love the Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia) area we live in because there is so much to do. Many of my photos are taken on land that is federal-Blackwater Refuge, Fort McHenry, and the National Zoo, to name a few.
But this week’s blog will have none of those photos-in honor of our new vacation plans. Because we are going to visit our state and local parks. We will take a trip to Fort Frederick, west of us, in hopes of catching a little fall color and learn about its role in the French and Indian Wars, Revolutionary War and Civil War. We may also visit Gunpowder Falls and Sandy Point State Park.
Today’s blog is a tribute to my adopted state of Maryland and all it has to offer us. Columbia, where I live, has several lakes which I often walk and photograph. The photo above was taken at Lake Elkhorn.
The photos below are of Drum Point Lighthouse which is part of the Calvert Marine Museum, a privately run museum which is on the Patuxent River( a Chesapeake Bay tributary). While the lighthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places, it is cared for by the Calvert Marine Museum Society.
And the my last photo is of an owl taken care of by a Maryland DNR program, Scales and Tales. This owl and the one in “Recent Photos” were both injured and now need our help to survive.
“One Eyed Jack” recently won Photo of the Day at Capture Outdoors Maryland. It is an award I am most appreciative of since he is a great ambassador for my state of Maryland.
E and Mary are also winners this week. They both won a free photo for commenting on my website.
Let me know what you think of this week’s photos. Check out the new photos in the “Recent Photos” section too. Click on the tab above to view. I especially want to know whether you think Drum Point is better in color or black and white.
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