All washed up

Roiling, rolling, rolling
Though the streams are swollen
Keep them doggies rolling

Michelin, Perelli, GoodYear, B.F. Goodrich; it doesn’t matter, we all try to keep rolling but we all end up in one of a few ways. Some of us go bald, then blow-out and followed by loud words, none of the are repeatable, but often repeated loudly. some of us just come apart and leave pieces on the highway. I’ve seen some of my buddies just get a bit thin, then lean against the garage wall till they just dry-rot. They often end up hanging from a tree to the delight of little kids that swing in them hour after hour. Finally after the rope wears out and the kids become way too large and old the tyres get flung into the beach in the hopes that they disappear. They never do, they join the other detritus and ruin the environment.

for Sunday Photo Fiction Nov. 29, 2015

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What goes up – must come down

Cee’s challenge this week is “Anything that flies…”, and with a large archive of photos taken at the Mid-Atlantic Soaring Championships this was a bit dificlut, mainly in making the choices of what to put here, I have hundreds of images.

The flightline, a couple dozen ‘birds’ (we call them ships) are awaiting tows. All of them will be launched within an hour.

One of the ‘ships’ behind the tow-plane. It will be towed to an altitude of about 2500′ then stay aloft for an hour or so using nothing but the up-drafts under the clouds., and fly a course of over 100 miles.

“SM” (Sugar Mike) landing back at the ‘gliderport’ after completing the asigned task. Don’t fret, those trees are about half a mile away, and the plane is about 10′ above the runway.


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From the old Master Painter

Cee sure comes up with interesting subjects for her Fun Foto Challenge. This week she’s given us the subject “Anything Painted“. I dug through the archives for some old, and some of the new shots to come up with my submission.

I found this artwork on the side of a building on Laugavegur in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland.

Aged paint on a barn door on a farm in Carroll County, Md.

Rust and Paint on an old Railroad Car.

More old paint, this one is on the “Boathouse” at Wilde Lake, Columbia, Md.

for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Anything Painted

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In The Dark

A few shots for Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge! Nighttime. Some are from my archives, others were taken especially for this challenge.

“Look Ma, No Hands”

One night in Ellicott City, Md.

Hagerstown, Md.

Big Mack

for Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge!

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It’s looking up


A couple of Canada Geese on approach to a landing


A couple of the remaining 800′ towers at Greenbury Point’s Naval Radio Transmitter Facility Annapolis. At one time there were about 8 and could be seen up and down the Chesapeake Bay. If you were on the Bay” and couldn’t see the lights on them at night you probably were on the wrong bay.


The CSX crossing over the Potapaco River and entering the Ilcheser Tunnel

for “Where’s my backpack?’s Travel theme: Below

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Bench Series: October – Loaded Bench

Is it all there

Once I’m on the water it’s too late.


for TRAVEL WORDS Bench series #40

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