Back when we owned a sailboat – an old used sailboat, mind you – we docked it down at the tip of southern Maryland, in a quiet backwater of the Potomac River. It was secluded, filled with clear water, had lots of older trees and growth, was home to a plethora of land and aquatic creatures – and had some of the best sunrises and sunsets in the region.
Photo info: Sunrise at the marina Point Lookout Marina Ridge, Maryland July 2013 Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH lens Sony NEX-5R digital camera
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Pennsylvania is one of the few structures of the entire town of Centralia that remains standing — after a disastrous coal mine fire that began back in May 1962, which is expected to burn for hundreds of years. The rest of the town was declared a disaster zone and virtually all of the homes and businesses were razed, except for a few stubborn hold-outs. The church remained open — even though the town vanished around it — and a 1987 survey discovered that the building was on bedrock rather than coal, so plans to demolish the it were abandoned, and it remains open to this day.
Photo info: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church Centralia, Pennsylvania November 2013 Sony 10-18/4.0 ASPH lens Sony NEX-5R digital camera
Bison are one of my all-time favorite creatures – always have been, always will be. To think that they once numbered in the millions and were almost hunted into extinction is baffling to me. And now they are numerous enough to be seen in places outside of national parks and zoos again, which gives me hope for their future survival.
Photo info: Bison Yellowstone National Park Fossil Forest, Wyoming May 2013 Sony 55-210/4.5-6.3 zoom lens Sony NEX-5R digital camera