I am in the Capital for a week end visit. Although my itinerary doesn't leave much time for sightseeing, I did manage to get a few shots in. This is a different view of the Washington Monument...the base of the monument is surrounded by American flags which are barely visible in this shot, which I took while stopped at a red light.
I was traveling from NC to OH....the early morning sun was splashing light and shadows across the interstate...when I pulled off the road to get a shot of that hill in the distance with the dark cloud hanging over it.
I don't know if it is just a hill with a knob on top...or a well known landmark in NC... Update: Maria over at KAP has commented that this looks like Mt. Pilot. I googled it and she's right. The pinnacle, called The Knob, has 200 ft. high bare rock walls and a rounded top covered in vegetation.
I took this turkey vulture shot a few months ago and posted it on another meme. Since then, I have learned why he is standing in this spread wing stance. Called the "horaltic pose", it is believed to: dry the wings, warm the body, and bake off bacteria.
The second shot (used with permission ) is taken from The Turkey Vulture Society a site with interesting info about this gentle bird which is extremely unaggressive and non-confrontational. ABC Wednesday.....
The Oak Hill Cottage and Museum in Mansfield is a Gothic Revival brick house built in 1847. This home was owned and occupied by the family of Dr. J.A. Jones for 101 years. It is now open to the public as an example of late 19th century lifestyle preserved.
All week I have been posting photos taken at the Coshocton Balloon Festival, the most colorful event I have been to lately. I hope everyone is not tired of seeing them! I love this first one....watching them blow up that huge balloon.....the last shot is this balloon in the air.
'U' is this week's letter for ABC Wednesday. The crew on the ground is working to get these balloons 'UP' in the air. This was a wonderful festival that I went to this past Saturday, and so worth seeing.
I only wish they had offered balloon rides. More balloons are in the previous posts....
At the balloon festival this weekend, yellow was a favorite color. These are only a few of the many hot air balloons at this fun festival. When you enlarge this, you can see the ground crew working to get these balloons in the air.
The City Life sculptures are back in Dayton for their final appearance (see previous post). There are 15 life size bronze sculptures throughout the center of the city. And since there is a small slice of sky reflected in the building, I thought this could qualify for Skywatch Friday. Please enlarge to see how beautiful and life-like this sculpture is.
This sculpture depicts the famous 1945 Photo taken in a Times Square celebration at the end of WWII. The exhibit in downtown Dayton has 15 life size sculptures by artist J. Seward Johnson, Jr. The City Life sculptures are beautiful to see and touch. This is one of my favorite...and tomorrow I will post Marilyn Monroe.