Sunrise at the Airfield

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An iPhone Sunrise at “the first, licensed African American-owned and operated airport in Maryland, if not the nation, opened on this site in 1941. Originally known as “Riverside Field”, the Columbia Air Center was established by a group of African American aviators known as the Cloud Club”.   For more information visit: PG County Parks.

Battle of the Gulls

From the ferry between Minnesott Beach and Cherry Branch North Carolina.

 

One Covered Bridge Deserves Another…

Just down the street from King’s Bridge is the Barronvale Bridge (also known as Barron’s Mill Bridge), at Middlecreek Township, in Somerset County, Pennsylvania crossing Laurel Hill Creek.  This is the longest remaining covered bridge in Somerset County and is one of 10.   (Eight more to go!)

Advice from a Great Blue Heron and the Nikon D850

Advice from  a Great Blue Heron:

– Wade into life.
– Keep a keen lookout.
– Don’t be afraid to get your feet wet.
– Be patient.
– Look below the surface.
– Enjoy a good read.
– Go fish!

The 31st “click” with Nikon D850 and so far I love it!   And oh — at Huntley Meadows in Northern Virginia

Camping on the Youghiogheny River

Camping on the beautiful Younghiogheny River for the last several days…  at the Uniontown KOA, PA in the new Roadtrek, Simplicity SRT.  By the bye… highly recommend Uniontown KOA.

King’s Bridge, Somerset County PA

We went from tent camping, to a travel trailer, to a Class A Motor Home, 25 years ago.   Then nothing.   Today, we are on our 2nd outing in a small Class B Roadtrek Motor Home (19′ – like driving an SUV) — Oh the places we can easily get to… like King’s Bridge, Somerset County, PA.

Huntley Meadows

My first, but, not my last visit to Huntley Meadows.   Huntley Meadows Park is over 1500 acres of land and 1/2 miles of wetland boardwalks located in Northern Virginia, just off of Route 1.   A great birding spot — with over 200 species identified in the park.   🙂

I Want To Be A Sunflower..

So even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the light.

 

Sunrise on the River

Sunrise on Bay River, Bayboro, North Carolina 

 

A Little More Sweet Nostalgia —

The first Saturday of July, small town Oriental, North Carolina begins its annual Croaker Festival with a parade down main street.   This year, the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band from Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, NC both marched in the parade and then, played for the town.  (By the bye MCAS, Cherry Point – just happens to be my birth place many years ago).

This is just a small snippet from the parade of some of my favorite entries.  This year I was totally enamored with the little trucks.   I want one, they were fabulous.   And … I also liked how the dragon, Oriental’s mascot, looked lovingly on to the America Flag — it is almost July 4th after all!

Songs from each military branch: “Anchors Away” for the U.S. Navy, “The Caissons Go Rolling Along” for the U.S. Army,  “The Wild Blue Yonder” for the U.S. Air Force,  and “Semper-Paratus” for the U.S. Coast Guard.  The Marine Corps Hymm, below.  (Wouldn’t you know my phone rang right in the middle, so missed a bit and split in two).  

The Marine’s Hymm (Halls of Montezuma)

The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band from MCAS – Cherry Point, NC

 

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