Cross-Country Connections: Clouds

Cross-Country Connections took a break, but I missed doing it so we’re bringing it back!

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Clouds.

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Cross-Country Connections: Sculpture

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Sculptures.

From Mom in Hagerstown, Maryland:

A large gold-colored sphere is poised on top of a metal column. In the foreground is a white bridge over a stone-riddled stream and a grassy park.This is the Sunsphere from the 1982 World’s Fair Park. Saw it with Brianne on our Southern tour last year. Love car trips.

From me in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

A giant spherical mass of curling glass hangs near a ceiling. Photo is in B&W and only the ball is in focus.Artsy-fartsy filtered photo of the artsy-fartsy Chihuly glass sculpture in the lobby of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

From Erin in Takoma Park, Maryland:

A green mowed field and blue sky with white clouds dominates the photo. In the distance an obelisk-style sculpture is seen.One of the 90+ memorial sculptures at Antietam National Battlefield in Western Maryland.

Cross-Country Connections: Hidden

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Hidden.

From Erin in Takoma Park, Maryland: 

Small black dog digging in the dirt

Searching for groundhogs at Antietam National Battlefield.

From Mom in Hagerstown, Maryland:

A backyard garden with a large butterfly statue.Mary Maloney’s has a hidden garden right in the middle of Biloxi’s casino strip. The tree, The Patriarch, is said to be 2000 years old! The giant bug is not.

From me in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

CCC Hidden BrianneNO – do not want to wake up. Cannot make.

 

Cross-Country Connections: Adventure

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Adventure.

From me in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

A line of about ten bikes parked on asphalt, riders in various states of milling about.Sunday was a group ride with the Twin City Riders. We rode northeast out of the city, along the Mississippi River and through some really beautiful rural areas in Western Wisconsin. My friend and rider took this photo – that’s me in the foreground.

From Erin in Takoma Park, Maryland:

A lake, grassy hill take up the majority of the photo. In the background, larger hills rise to meet the blue sky and white clouds.From our Memorial Day adventure to Lost River in West Virginia. It was a shocking beautiful trip. This view is of Kimsey Run Lake.

From Mom in Hagerstown, Maryland:

A large commercial jet gets refueled and restocked at the gate.This is usually the start of my adventures.

Cross-Country Connections: Owl

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Owl.

From Mom in Hagerstown, Maryland:

CCC Owl MomMy birthday cake from last year.

From me in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

A white stuffed owl rests against a giant "Metropolis" poster from the original movie.Disheartened owl wants nothing to do with your dystopian future.

From Erin in Takoma Park, Maryland:

CCC Owl ErinAnother specimen from work at the National Museum of Natural History.

Cross-Country Connections: Scientific

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Scientific.

From Erin in Takoma Park, Maryland:

A long, horizontally-displayed shell. It fades from dark brown to white from one of the shell to the other. It has a long spear-like projection, then a frilled opening, and a long spiral body.

Another shell shot from the Dept of Invertebrate Zoology. Continuing to show the science of biodiversity, this time with a Tibia fuscus.

From Mom in Hagerstown, Maryland:

Five seagulls in flight above water. In the background, a city skyline can be seen.

The Science of Flight

From me in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

A t-shirt lays on a flat surface, a blue outline of a pipet is in the background. A banner with the words "GAME OF CLONES" is written in a font that is similar to the font used in Game of Thrones.While not really “scientific”, at least scientificish. Science t-shirt nerdery! 

Cross-Country Connections: Yellow

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Yellow.

From Mom in Hagerstown, Maryland:

Photo was taken through a car window (reflections from the car are visible on the glass) - buildings and streets lamps are visible. Rain misted on the glass gives the city lights a diffuse, speckled look.From a trip to Minneapolis – the lights just blend into yellow.  

From me in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

Baby zucchinis and small green and yellow squashes in a red bowlDinner last week: yellow squashes in a mix of baby zucchinis and green squashes.

From Erin in Takoma Park, Maryland:

Two glossy and speckled shells on a white backgroundCyprea gutatta, one of the many beautiful cowrie shells I have been working on.

Cross-Country Connections: Technology

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Technology.

From Erin in Takoma Park, Maryland:

A hank of yarn has been arranged on a swift and has begun to be collected on a ball winder.Winding yarn the high tech way! Using a swift and ball winder.

From Mom in Hagerstown, Maryland:

iPad with game displayed arranged in front of computer monitor showing grumpy cat on the screen.Of course this photo was taken with my iPhone.

From me in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

Various models of space-faring vessels, including Challenger, the solar panel station and some fictional vessels in the background.The Minnesota Space Frontier Society – Minnesota Museum of Space Science and Science Fiction had a large display at MiniCon 49 this weekend. They have models of all sorts of space vessels, real and imagined.

Cross-Country Connections: Ticket

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Ticket.

From me in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

Field of Depth photo - a ticket stub for Captain America in the foreground, the movie theater snack bar in the background.

On Sunday I watched so. much. Marvel. I picked up Thor: The Dark World from Redbox and watched that this morning, and then caught up on three old episodes of Agents of Shield. I was specifically ordered to go see Captain America: The Winter Soldier before watching Turn, Turn, Turn (the most recent Agents of Shield), so I reluctantly put on pants to go do that, then came back home and watched Turn, Turn, Turn. SO glad I saw them in that order because OhEmGee the cross-over amazingness!

From Erin in Takoma Park, Maryland:

Closeup of a plastic Metro SmartTrip Card My electronic ticket, the only thing Metro has ever gotten right!

From Mom in Hagerstown, Maryland:

A collection of plan tickets and museum stubs displayed haphazardly on a wood coffee table.At first I drew a blank, but this week’s CCC allowed me to walk through my memory box and pull out some of the many tickets that I’ve collected over the years.

Cross-Country Connections: Unfinished

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Unfinished.

From Mom in Hagerstown, Maryland:

Photo of a computer screen, titled "Thursday August 18th - Chapter 1" followed by two paragraphs of text.The best of my work. One more hard edit.

From Brianne in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

Cat laying on her back, looking expectantly at the camera.Belly-rubbin’ work is never done.

From Erin in Takoma Park, Maryland:

Pair of legs and feet displaying a pair of nice black shoes, conspicuously absent of straps where one might expect to see them.Brianne’s partner is a leatherworker, and is working on the straps for these shoes. Can’t wait to get them back!