Cee’s CBWC: Lost or Left Behind

Thank you, Cee for another great Black and White Photo Challenge!

Normally after a day or two, the snow melts away, but this most recent batch is proving to be a bit more tenacious.

Jez’s WWE Challenge: February 2, 2020

WWE 1WWE 2 swans

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere challenge

Which Way Photo Challenge, January

WWE 2College Creek as seen from Rowe Blvd, Annapolis Road Bridge.  January 15, 2020.

Powerlines 1 bI was always told as a child that if I got lost in the woods, to follow power lines to civilization.  In that spirit, I submit this and the other photograph to theWhich Way Photo Challenge from Alive and Trekking.


LPM – Photo Adventure – Rural Life

Rural life 1In this image, I’ve taken the romantic vision of the Huck Finn/Tom Sawyer country boy and juxtaposed it with the ornamental garden flowers.  The image of the boy is out of focus, as are all forms of nostalgia.  The reality, in focus, is the sterile image of plant life that does not bear fruit- a symbol of the sterility of suburban life.

This collage is from homecoming day at the Naval Academy.  One of the joys and hallmarks of small town life is the parade.  Here we see a marching band going down the streets of Annapolis.  This town is suffering from growing pains, as encroaching over-development takes its toll on its homey, small town character.

Woodpile 1In the country, there’s lots of room to stack your wood.  These were my contributions to LPM Photo Adventures – Rural Life challenge.  I hope it measures up to other submissions!  Below is the final entry.  Baa! Baa! Black sheep have you any wool?

FOWC with Fandango: Because

FOWC with Fandango


Because of the remote location, there were few visitors to Granpa Rick’s cabin. With the wife dead, and the children all grown and gone, Granpa lived a solitary existence. There was no running water, no electricity. The old man swore that chopping wood, and cranking the water pump kept him young and fit, despite the constant cigarettes and daily doses of ‘shine.

Halloween is Coming! Eleven days and counting…

Halloween La Plata 3Photograph taken on October 7, 2019 in beautiful, historic downtown La Plata, Maryland. Granny Shot It! is running an eleven day challenge with Halloween in mind. I am updating this post with a link to their web page. Happy blogging to al!