Thursday, August 29, 2013

Day 361 - Preparing in Frederick

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Please join me on the last day, September 2, for a celebration photo walk!  Registration details are here.

Feeding the Fish
Lily with Bubbles
The days of my year of photo walking are coming to a close very quickly.  I've been working on the four themed walks for Monday's photo walk downtown, and I realized I did not know the exact location of two of Frederick's cast iron dogs.

One of the dogs is very famous.  It is modeled after Dr. Tyler's dog "Guess," and it sits on the front stoop of the house he built in 1814.  Dr. John Tyler was one of the first eye specialists in America.  Before the battle of Antietam, in 1862, the dog was stolen, supposedly to be melted down for bullets.  The soldiers never got around to it, because the dog was found on the battlefield and returned to the house to keep watch over it.  Today, the iron dog "tweets" facts for the Historical Society of Frederick County.

Weinberg Walk of Fame
Not in Europe -- right here!
I found three more dogs.  One is is front of the building on S. Market that now houses the Frederick Arts Council.  It is large and curly-haired.  Another is at the corner of  W. 3rd and Bentz; it is usually adorned with beads.  A fourth is near the corner of W. Church and Bentz, a little bulldog.  I have messages out to two friends to find out if there is a fifth.

Cool sticker on a pole
I decided not to include these canine photos today, because they are one of my themed walks for Monday.  Hopefully, those who choose to find these dogs on their walk will share their photos of them later.
Reflection in the Creek

I walked all over downtown, running errands, dropping off the lunch count to the restaurant, etc.  As I was walking along Carroll Creek, I got a little nostalgic, thinking about how much I am going to miss this.  But then I realized -- I can do this whenever I want!  It's not like I'm moving away.  I could even continue it every day for another 365 days!

Fun with a Flower
Then common sense and reason returned, I smiled, and I finished my walk.  Whew!  That was close...

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Forward me by email any receipt for an online donation made to the Red Cross for disaster relief, and I will send you a 5x7 print of your choice from any of my daily photo walks or from my website.  Offer good until September 2, 2013.

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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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