One of the treats to visit around Frederick, Maryland, is the Monocacy National Battlefield that is located just to the southeast of town. On the grounds of the working farms located within the battlefield can be found some original structures like this old stone barn, which is made from locally sourced materials. Sadly, the battlefield has I-270 completely cutting it in half, which can be seen in the far distance.
Photo info: The old stone barn Best Farm Monocacy National Battlefield Frederick, Maryland March 2014 Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH lens Leica M240 digital camera
It’s nearly that time again… time for the local county fair, when the very toughest decisions are those made at the food stalls in the midway. What will it be… Dynamite onion? Fried pickles? Corn dog? French fries? No? How about a fried sweet of some sort… like maybe a Snickers bar, or a chunk of fried cheesecake? That’s okay, that’s okay… take your time. You have all the time in the world. I’ll get your friends order while you make your decision… now how about you, Miss – do you know what you want?
Photo info: Tough decisions in the midway at the fair Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Gaithersburg, Maryland August 2014 Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH lens Leica M240 digital camera
I always enjoy seeing the new critter additions in the spring and summer, though I haven’t been out to see as many this year and last due to the pandemic. This was taken at the nearby aquatic garden center, which is a huge magnet for birds of all kinds due to all of the protected ponds and wetlands that they have on the grounds.
Photo info: Canada geese parents with their goslings Lilypons Aquatic Gardens Lilypons, Maryland April 2014 Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH lens Leica M240 digital camera