Saturday, January 24, 2015

Arches - 1-24-15 - Image-a-day

I got out for an eight-mile hike today. It was a cold, grey, damp day, perfect for a long walk with some podcasts in my ears and a warm, familiar ache filling my legs and feet. Check here to see my stats and a map where I went.

I made a pass through the new Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Brock Environmental Center in the Pleasure House Point area and found this super cool drift wood archway on the path leading up to the center. I like how this rustic arch mirrors the sleek, futuristic arches of the building. The center is powered by wind and solar energy. The wind turbines were spinning fiercely in the strong north winds. It made me feel hopeful.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Crush Hour - 1-23-15 - Image-a-day

I have a long commute to work that takes me through a tunnel and the traffic is often disagreeable, especially on Friday's. I always check the traffic cameras before I head out and today I was glad I did because it was a parking lot out there. There had been a fatal car crash earlier in the day that had brought all traffic to a full stop while the authorities did their grim work. By the time I left for home, the traffic was moving again, but the back-ups were long, so I had to use every shortcut I know.

Happy Friday!

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Populuxe NASA-Style - 1/22/15 - Image-a-day

Last year my office at work was moved into a new building. It's a big building, very modern with long hallways and random hang-out and work areas scattered around. In one alcove on the second floor, I found this populuxe-ish light display.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bow Before Your Alien Overlord - 1/21/15 - Image-a-day

Just rollover and let them take control. Things will be so much easier...

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Deer Corpse - 1/20/15 - Image-a-day

This shot wasn't taken today, it was taken in Mississippi on my "Red Clay Walk". I was about a mile into my walk when I spotted something in the ditch. Upon closer inspection I found it was a corpse! My overactive imagination pulled me instantly into "Mississippi Chainsaw Massacre". The scene a lone, lost person on a desolate country road finds a body in a ditch then the sound of a revving chainsaw and strange laughter... Luckily, it was just a deer carcass, dumped by some thoughtless hunters. I always wonder why so many hunters and fishermen litter and despoil the countryside and shores, yet talk about "loving nature".

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Selfie with Dad- 1/19/15 - Image-a-day

I've missed a few days of posting images on here because I was in Mississippi visiting my Dad and Step Mom for the weekend. I took photos everyday, but had no internet access as my Dad doesn't have internet service and my cell phone had no coverage, so I was off-the-grid. It's always a bit strange for me to visit my Dad in Mississippi as it's not a homecoming for me as I never lived down there, but my Dad's side of the family has deep roots there, so I have a lot of connections there, just few memories. Culturally, I don't fit in, but I always enjoy how friendly most people can be there and the simple, country life. I love my Dad and Step Mom Betty and was grateful to spend some time with them. They start each day with prayers and gratitude for their lives and the people in it, and I think that's a beautiful way to start a day. I'm still learning from my Dad.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Red Clay Walk - 1/18/15 - Image-a-day

I went for a walk while I was in Mississippi. My Dad lives out in the country, so it was easy to step down a side road and get a couple of miles. The ditch along the road exposed the red clay which my wife always loves to see, so I grabbed this self-portrait for her.

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