Jez’s Fan of … Challenge #68 – Pirouette

Fan of … Pirouette!

Here’s my little darling acting camera shy. Don’t be fooled! She loves to pose for the camera, and the camera seems to love her right back.

Fan of …#66 (Blue Skies Backdrop #2)

College creek 3 well doneCollege Creek, Annapolis, Maryland. February 25, 2020.

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Jez’s Fan of … Challenge #57

Fossilized insects!

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Insects are attracted to the sweet odor of tree resin. They become trapped in the sticky material. They may look like they hatched yesterday, but they could be up to millions of years old.
Amber 2
No insects were harmed in the making of these photos. The leaves illustrate perfectly how insects can become trapped in tree resin which then hardens and becomes amber. The leaf on top may only leave an imprint in the resin, while the leaf on the bottom looks as though it is being encased.

Jez Braithwaite, Photo by Jez, Fan of … Challenge #57


Jez’s Fan of… Challenge #55 – Buzzards

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At ground level, they’re quite hideous, but when they take flight, they are simply majestic. I speak of the buzzard. More than once, I’ve spoken of my admiration for the lowly buzzards, also known as a vulture. Yes, I am from the school that considers the terms synonymous. This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Fan of… challenge #55.

Jez’s Fan of… Challenge #53

Meat and Potatoes!PotatoesSteak 1

And besides meat and potatoes, we need something like onions to make a savory meal.

White onions 1 cropI hope this post didn’t make anybody too hungry!  I am a very big fan of a good meal.

Jez’s Fan of… Challenge: Buzzards

When they are on the ground, they are quite hideous to behold.

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It’s when they take flight that one realizes what majestic creatures they really are.

Buzzard 3Yes, I am a fan of buzzards.

Jez’s Fan of… Challenge #44

It’s no secret that I’m crazy for butterflies. Here are a couple of shots that I took on August 31 and September 27 of this year. I’m submitting these to Jez Braithwaite’s Fan of… challenge number 44. Thanks, Jez!

Jez’s Fan of… Challenge #44, December 2, 2019

Stained glass 1I’m a big fan of my home state, Maryland. If it only had the Chesapeake Bay to its credit, that alone would make it a great place, but there is so much more. Ducks 1

Because of the Chesapeake Bay, and its massive watershed, Maryland hosts many species of migratory birds. Even more amazing were the monarch butterflies, who passed through Maryland on their way to Mexico. In the Fall there would be so many that they would cover entire trees. Perhaps they’ve chosen more remote locations for rest areas. I don’t know.



Chesapeake Bay at Thomas Point, November 23, 2019.