Thursday, April 4, 2013

Day 214 - Unitarian Universalist on Elmer Derr Road

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Pastoral Scene
Church on the Hill
There is a big church with glass windows at the top of a hill that I often admire when heading north on Rt. 15 after visiting places like Point of Rocks.  It is the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, and I have been inside the church before.  It has great views from its soaring glass windows.  Inside there is an art gallery, the Blanche Ames, where I will be having a photography show in December.  This weekend, the Frederick Plein Air Artists will be setting up their show for the month of April.

Serious cuteness!
Spring lambs
I parked in the church parking lot on Elmer Derr Road and walked the perimeter of its large property.  There were quite a few birds:  robins, juncos, sparrows, and bluebirds.  At least 8 nesting boxes are on the north side of the site.

Rt. 15 traffic streams behind the church, and to the south side there is a farm with lots of sheep.  There were a number of little lambs -- some clearly newborn, and others frolicking in that way that only little lambs can do.  They were so cute!  There were white, brown, and black lambs.  All were just darling.

Farm in the valley
Camera down low
I walked farther along Elmer Derr Road, admiring the view across the road with farms in the valley.  I should mention that when walking along country roads that have no shoulders, and hills and curves that make it difficult to see and hear traffic approaching, be sure to stay on the opposite side of the road from where traffic will appear.  If you can't see traffic approaching, they certainly cannot see you!

If you want to take a trip to see some great art and to admire the little lambs, there is a reception for the plein air show from 12:30 - 2:00 on Sunday afternoon.  Be sure to bring a camera!


Visit my photography show, "My Maryland," at the public library in Urbana, Maryland, on the lower level of the building.  It is there until the end of April.

Hurricane Sandy Relief: Donate to the Red Cross, and I will mail you a 5 x 7 print from any of the photos I have posted on my blog OR any photo on my website.

Forward to me via email a receipt for donating to the Red Cross. Tell me whether the photo is from the blog or the website, and Include its title along with a mailing address. The name on the receipt to the Red Cross must match the name of the mailing recipient. Send the receipt and the photo request to

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Cam's rules for the Daily Photo Walk:
  1. walk every day
  2. the walk must be in addition to any other planned activity for the day
  3. post a photo every day
  4. use whatever camera is easy and convenient for walking comfortably; always have a backup camera at the ready in case of mishaps (I use the Nikon Coolpix P7700)
  5. no weather excuses
  6. walk only where it is safe to do so

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