My Photo Walk: A Cold Day at Worthington

December 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

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30 - Worthington 130 - Worthington 1 30 - Worthington 530 - Worthington 5 It snowed this morning, fast and furious flurries that left the ground white in most of Frederick County.  Of course, the wind picked up and blew it all away, but that wind, combined with the flurry, made for a very chilly walk at Worthington Farm, part of the Monocacy Battlefield.

I met Facebook friend Theresa Wiltrout there, so that we could walk along the Ford Loop, hoping to find some birds to photograph.  Theresa just got a new big telephoto lens, so I packed mine, and off we went.  We talked and walked, seeing an occasional chickadee, but nothing we could get in range.  Alas, no woodpeckers, either.

30 - Worthington 330 - Worthington 3 30 - Worthington 230 - Worthington 2 After we emerged from the Ford Loop, we tackled Brooks Hill, which was mostly uphill on a winding trail.  Brown leaves sprinkled with snow crunched under our feet.  Theresa and I used our walk to learn about each other, since it was the first time we had actually met.  We found we have a lot in common, and we plan to do another walk again, soon.

30 - Worthington 430 - Worthington 4 I shot snowy leaves, a cow, and a farm scene from the top of Brooks Hill, but it wasn't until I looked at the photo in the computer that I realized I could see the Stup's Auto "graveyard" in the distance across Rt. 355, on Ball Road.  Look at the top of the farm photo, and you'll see it, too.

Thanks, Theresa, for a great walk.  Hopefully we'll both have better luck on our next birding adventure!

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