C-47’s at Frederick

One on the ground and one going around

Frederick airport in Maryland served as the staging area for seven C-47’s last week. They were there in conjunction with a private plane fly-in and a Fly Over of Arlington Notional Cemetery. Most of the day was overcast and drizzly. Upon the return of the ‘47’s, the sky opened up. Here, one has landed and another aborted to go around for second attempt. I was OK under my umbrella until @Placid Lassie turned to park and I got the full effect of the prop wash.

Wildflowers

Splender in the rain
Lady Slipper

Over the years I have walked many miles in Nature. Woods, forest, meadows, desert, mountains and beaches all have wildflowers. Some are the same, many are different. Many have the same characteristics of being very low to the ground. In the early days I didn’t take the time to get down low to their “eye level” to photograph them. Now I have knee pads, rain pants, a yoga matt and mini-tripod to help me get to know these beauties better. I think getting down low has helped and believe my images have improved accordingly. Hope you agree.