|I have been absent from this blog for a good long time and I am trying to make amends. This blog is primarily about places and the photo opportunities those places offer so in that spirit, yesterday I visited one of my favorite places in the Washington Metro Area: Great Falls, on the Maryland side, only because it is closer to me, but both the Maryland and Virginia side are equally wonderful.
We are in the middle of an estrange winter here in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US, so smack in the middle of January, which is the harsher of the winter months, we have had temperatures reaching 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Although not as warm yesterday and today, it was about 50 degrees yesterday and partially sunny, which is wonderful for photography.
Seemingly there is not much to photograph this time of the year when all around is grey and uniform in color but if we look carefully, there are many interesting things, from tree bark to moss to wildlife. This photo was taken at the “Tavern” which is the park’s visitor center and museum. There is a short history of this place at http://www.canaltrust.org/discoveryarea/great-falls-tavern/ but in essence, the Tavern was a lockmaster home which was expanded by a very entrepreneurial lockmaster in the days when the canal was in operations.