Lilypons

I rode over to Lilypons this morning only to find that the peak season for Water Lily and Lotus blossoms is in May & June. There were not a lot of blossoms showing but enough to get some nice shots. Here is one that I ran through one of my favorite filters. You can see […]

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Poole’s General Store

Poole’s General Store

My painted version of Seneca Store (Poole’s General Store) History At the turn of the last century, this was one of over a 100 general stores found throughout Montgomery County. But as the Seneca Store celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2001, there were less than 25 of these local mercantile operations that remained. Since 1901, […]

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The Vase

The Vase

It was raining this morning so going out on the bike was out. Decided instead to play with this image and see if I could come up with something worth printing. After a few hours in photoshop and various other programs/filters, this is the result. As usual, comments are welcome. I’m printing the original at […]

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Terra Rubra Lions Club Car Show

Terra Rubra Lions Club Car Show

Yesterday, I visited a car show in “Terra Rubra” Maryland. I have lived about 30-40 miles south of this community but had never heard the name. After a few wrong turns (thanks Google) I found the show. There were about three dozen cars there, many from the MisFits car club which I’m familiar with. The […]

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’50s Hot Rods

’50s Hot Rods

The fifties were the time when big things were happening on the automotive scene. Corvette was being unveiled. The Nash Healy was on the list of things to buy and the era of the 50’s hot rods was in full swing. Aside from the sports cars, some of the other more popular hot rods were […]

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Laural Md Car Show

Laural Md Car Show

Saturday, I visited the Laural MD “MVA” car show. Fist time there but definitely was not disappointed. While the show did seem down from previous years, there were still enough cars and vendors to view. One of the vehicles that caught my eye was this motorcycle. I played around with it a bit and here […]

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RIP Cassie

RIP Cassie

In March, our beloved ‘Cassie’  (upper right on home page) died of canine cancer.  We knew it was coming so we were prepared somewhat but losing a pet after nine years still hurts.  Cassie was our first female rottie and her personality was totally different from anything we had previously experienced.  She was ‘girlie’ all […]

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Nighthawks redux

Nighthawks redux

(click image for larger view) I went out tonight to try out some of the ‘scene’ settings on the FZ1000. I was especially intrigued by one setting called “hand-held night shots.”  I’ve always wanted to shoot a photo of our local Baja Fresh restaurant because the setting always reminded me of Hopper’s “Nighthawks” painting.  I […]

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