Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Lazy Wetheredsville Walk in Leakin Park

After the scorching heat of the past week, this morning was only moderate relief. But I needed a hike and wanted to stay close to home. So, I walked the  Wetheredsville Road (Dickeyville) section of the Gywnn's Falls Trail, crossed Windsor Mill Road and continued on the Gwynn's Falls Trail just east of the bridge over the stream. Easy level hiking, maybe three and a half or four miles at most. This is what the beginning of my walk looked like.

Also noticed a lot of spider webs highlighted by the morning sun. Here are two of them.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

From the Archives

These photos have always been among my favorites. I took them at a neighbor's wedding reception  in 2008. I just love the interaction between the two little girls and their mother and the other little girl running down the hallway in background toward the reception room. Brides in waiting.


Friday, July 5, 2013

Swamp Thing

July 4th I walked early along the Howard County side of the Patapsco at Daniels. It was damp and very humid from all the recent rain, and the trail was muddy in a lot of places, but otherwise pleasant, and the trail company was very nice. Lots of people fishing, kyaking, paddle boarding, biking and hiking. Walked to the Davis tunnel, above, and back. Done by 10:30 a.m. I took only a few photos and most did not come out as well as I had hoped.

So here I add a photo, below, taken on Memorial Day at  the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area, which expresses the results of the kind of rain we have had lately and the wetlands that thrive on it.