Storms a Comin’ to Assateague

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Assateague Island is a 37 mile long island along the coasts of Maryland and Virginia known for it’s wild horses.  We saw a few the day that we visited but they were far in the distance.

“The “wild” horses on Assateague are actually feral animals, meaning that they are descendants of domestic animals that have reverted to a wild state. Horses tough enough to survive the scorching heat, abundant mosquitoes, stormy weather and poor quality food found on this remote, windswept barrier island have formed a unique wild horse society”.

Don’t Lose This!

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“Originally built in 1926-1927, the General Francis Marion Hotel reopened in 2006 after almost two years of renovation and restoration.  The grand old hotel was reborn with the comfort, convenience and amenities of a modern hotel while retaining the ambiance of the 1920’s”.

Guests are given an original key after being notified that if lost, the charge will be $100.  Needless to say, I kept close eye on it!

Alexander Black House

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Built in 1897, the Alexander Black House is now home to the Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation. While temporarily closed due to CoVid19, the museum is hosting an outdoor exhibit called Glass Flower Gates by artist Diane Relf.  “Heavy metal grids support glass flowers made from punch bowls, vintage snack sets, and other glassware to create a welcoming and whimsical experience for guests as they approach the Alexander Black House & Cultural Center”.

Back! With New Gear!

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This is my first post since being out of commission these last 2 months.  I’m now 2 weeks out from surgery and getting back to health.  Big Thanks to Joe for covering for me!  I’m also thankful to Joe for helping me purchase my new Fuji X-T3.  I have literally taken 8 clicks of the shutter and have much to explore about this new camera.  So excited!

Making Music

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Several evenings a week in my small city, it’s possible to find folks picking up their instruments and creating beautiful music.   This past Friday, I had the chance to capture the sight, if not the sound, of that music.  The hands fascinate me, the way they move, almost effortlessly, over the instrument.

If you’d like to see some more images from that evening, please check out Local Music at my original blog Life on the Bike.

And please visit the blogs of the other photographers on Monochromia.  They make some pretty great music with their cameras!