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Optimistic

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From our front yard -- Central Maryland (April 2015)Sony NEX-5N + Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/1.4

From our front yard — Central Maryland (April 2015)
Sony NEX-5N + Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/1.4

For all of you that are crestfallen by the mega-storm that’s raging outside now, just think — all of that snow will feed the little plants and seeds down in the soil, and within a couple of months we’ll begin to see brand-new life as a result!

ABCD — A Blossom of Cherry Dreams

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Tidal Basin overlook -- Washington, DC (April 2015)Leica M3 + Ektar 100 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Tidal Basin overlook — Washington, DC (April 2015)
Leica M3 + Ektar 100 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Cindy’s Little Friend

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Brown anole lizard -- Jensen Beach, Florida (November 2015)Sony RX100 IV + Zeiss 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

Brown anole lizard — Jensen Beach, Florida (November 2015)
Sony RX100 IV + Zeiss 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

While walking back from dinner in Jensen Beach, Florida a couple of weeks ago, we spotted this little guy running along a short fence and — of course — Cindy has to get a closer look.  He’s no dummy, and as soon as he discovers she has him cornered — surprise, surprise! — he decided to jump on her arm and scurry up to her shoulder, where he posed long enough for me to take this close-up.

I think this is a brown anole male, though it may be a juvenile because we didn’t spot the dewlap that the adult males display.

No, Cindy didn’t freak out; she loves little critters and was delighted to have him hitch a brief ride, though she was careful to ease him back onto the fence after the impromptu photo session.

Transition

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From a nearby abandoned building -- Central Maryland (March 2015)iPhone 6 Plus + 29/2.2

From a nearby abandoned building — Central Maryland (March 2015)
iPhone 6 Plus + 29/2.2

This image reminds me of the Brandywine School of egg tempera paintings by Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth, a particular look that I’ve always loved.

I Spy the Stair Lights Three

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Our destination after an evening walk in the surf -- Jensen Beach, Florida (November 2015)Sony RX100 IV + Zeiss 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

Our destination after an evening walk in the surf — Jensen Beach, Florida (November 2015)
Sony RX100 IV + Zeiss 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

Ornate

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Palm fronds -- Savannas Preserve State Park, Florida (November 2015)Sony RX100 IV + Zeiss 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

Palm fronds — Savannas Preserve State Park, Florida (November 2015)
Sony RX100 IV + Zeiss 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

We visited my mother down in Florida last week (for an early Thanksgiving and Christmas rolled into one) and shot a bunch of images while we toured the area.

Yum!

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Blueberry ice cream popover at the Asticou Restaurant -- Northeast Harbor, Maine (June 2015)iPhone 6 Plus + 29/2.2

Blueberry ice cream popover at the Asticou Restaurant — Northeast Harbor, Maine (June 2015)
iPhone 6 Plus + 29/2.2

Tread Carefully

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Along Billy Goat Trail -- Great Falls, Maryland (January 2015)Leica M3 + Ilford XP2 + Voigtländer Heliar 12/5.6 ASPH II

Along Billy Goat Trail — Great Falls, Maryland (January 2015)
Leica M3 + Ilford XP2 + Voigtländer Heliar 12/5.6 ASPH II

Her Fortress of Solitude

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Always eager to see behind the next hill -- Thurmont, Maryland (January 2015)Leica M3 + Arista 100 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Always eager to see behind the next hill — Thurmont, Maryland (January 2015)
Leica M3 + Arista 100 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Blaze of Autumn

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Sunrise this morning, on the crest of the Allegheny Front -- Dolly Sods Wilderness, West Virginia (October 2015)Sony a6000 + Sony 10-18mm/4.0 ASPH

Sunrise this morning, on the crest of the Allegheny Front — Dolly Sods Wilderness, West Virginia (October 2015)
Sony a6000 + Sony 10-18mm/4.0 ASPH