From contributing photographer Bryan, we have this pumpkin likeness of Edgar Allen Poe.
I mentioned last week that MDP recently took a long train ride. While last week’s picture was from out of state, today’s pictures are from inside the state as seen from the train just before crossing the Potomac.
I am fascinated by the stone construction that dominates the architecture of the older homes along the C&O canal. There is a particularly high concentration of the rugged homes around Brunswick, MD.
I returned this weekend to the national wildlife refuge in Beltsville with the hopes of capturing fall colors in peaceful setting. The leaves hadn’t quite changed yet, but the place was still very serene.
Unfortunately, some of the best vistas in the refuge are on the other side of one of the refuge’s lakes. I say the other side because it’s a side you cat access due to the fact that migrant birds have made it their home. After my visit in January I was hoping I could get over there. However, it would seem like in my two trips to the refuge I’ve caught the beginning and the end of the bird’s time there.
If you are looking for something to do next weekend, I’d definitely recommend this as a spot for foliage, as all the leaves should be changed by then.
Also of note: I apologize for yesterday’s missed post. I was away and was unable to put up a picture.
I’m posting a picture from out of state. It has happened before, and now it’s happening again.
MDP took a very long train trip last week and came across this expatriate of the state: a B&O rail car named Silver Spring sitting in a depot in Utica, New York.
I’m justifying this out of state picture for all of the MDP readers in the Silver Spring area and all of the MDP readers who also enjoy trains. This car was an observation car, meant to be pulled at the back of a train and apparently it’s still operated. There’s a picture from someone else, who found it in Ohio.
What do Chicago, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Omaha, and Missouri (yes, the whole state) have in common?
There are only five places with a team from the MISL (the Major Indoor Soccer League). The MISL plays their soccer games on fields that are sized down to hockey rinks. They also have a basketball-like system of scoring where goals are worth two points. That is unless they are kicked from beyond the three point line, at which point they are worth three.
Those from out of state may never have heard of this, but the Blast has been in Baltimore since 1980. Their many championship season banners are proudly displayed all over the First Mariner Arena.
This gas station in Silver Spring, is known as the bible quote station for the quotes that the frequently put on the signs facing the road. Apparently it is also known for its headwear.
When you read the fine print you realize that gas doesn’t count towards your $10 purchase, so you need to buy $10 worth of stuff in their shop to qualify for the bandana. I failed to meet the minimum.