Cross-Country Connections: Rock

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 Rock.

From Erin in Rockville, Maryland:

A cavern, light by sun coming in from the left side of the photo, filled with stalactites reflects off of a pool of water

Luray Caverns, Virginia. I spent New Years Day astounded by geology.

From Mom in Hagerstown, Maryland:

Mom standing in front of a rock pillar twice as tall as her. The word "England" is carved in capital letters at the top of the rock. In the background is a paved road, green grass and further off, blue mountains.

How’s this for the world’s best rock? The border between England and Scotland – a rock with England on the other side of this!

From me in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota:

A rock face - four climbers are shown. One is on the rock, nearly at the top, his spotter down below.  A second climber an spotter wait below. All are wearing gear and rope is coiled in a pile to the left of the photo.

From a wonderful day trip this past fall: Climbers prepare to ascend a rock face at Interstate Park on the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Cross-Country Connections: Fresh

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 Fresh.

From me in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota:

A pile of grated white cheese on a white plate with gray, blue and green trim. A black cheese grater sits behind the plate and various kitchen bric-a-brac are in the background: a dish towel, a skillet handle a ginger root, a small green plant.

Freshly-grated Parmesan cheese

From Erin in Rockville, Maryland:

A LEGO dinosaur appears to be mounting a LEGO snail. You know...in the sexy times way.

Not now LegoDino! We’re in public!

From Mom in Hagerstown, Maryland:

A brown soup with onions, carrots, beans and  meat.

Tex Mex Beef Soup with fresh peppers and other yummy ingredients.

Cross-Country Connections: Photobomb

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 Photobomb.

This past week Mom and I shared CCC because we were together in Maryland for the holidays.

From Erin in Rockville, Maryland:

The photographer's reflection off the aquarium tank's glass dominates the photo.  Medium-sized fish are visible, but  only as ghostly shadows in the background.

I photobombed myself in this attempt to photograph the Australian exhibit at the National Aquarium in Baltimore in 2013.

From Mom and me in Baltimore, Maryland:

My husband, me and my mom pose in a row outside of a restaurant, identified by a sign as "the point." The young men are making faces behind us.

We asked a passerby to take a group shot of us on Thames Street in Baltimore, and her friends decided to get in on the fun. This is the third time that she attempted to take a nice group shot of the three of us.

Cross-Country Connections: Cloud

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 Cloud.

From me in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota:

Clouds covering the sun are shaded, while clouds further back are illuminated by the sun. In the foreground a highway with cars and green grass shoulder.

A bright bouquet of clouds near Saint Louis Park, Minnesota.

From Erin in Rockville, Maryland:

pale beige beach - empty with a few sets of footprints - disappears into a boiling, roiling sky full of white and gray stormclouds. A sliver of ocean can be seen on the left border of the image.

ruh-roh. An ominous scene at Assateague Island National Seashore in 2013.

From Mom in Hagerstown, Maryland:

A sunny blue sky with a few cotton ball clouds smattered throughout the sky. Below, we are looking down the length of a bridge  over a large expanse of water.

The Clouds off the 17 Mile Bridge Tunnel of Chesapeake Bay.

Cross-Country Connections: Cold

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 Cold.

From Mom in Hagerstown, Maryland:

A snowy highway bordered on each side by snow-covered, leaveless trees.

I’m not used to snow before Thanksgiving and evidently neither are most Virginians. Even though this was as bad as it got there were dozens of cancellations at Colonial Williamsburg’s restaurants for Thanksgiving day.

From me in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

Take from the top of snow-covered stairs that end at a city street. Two people are crossing the street and a car waits for the light to change. The sky is the dark of pre-dawn and several bright street lights are visible in the background.

Much to everyone’s surprise it was in the mid-50s in Minneapolis this past weekend. In the past however, it has been much colder at this time of year. This photo is from approximately one year ago. I was at the bus stop waiting at the bus stop and I distinctly remember that it was real cold.

From Erin in Rockville, Maryland:

The shot encompasses the awesome height of the trees, as a man and dog are visible in the foreground at the bottom of the picture. The trees are mostly conifers and everything is covered in a thin layer of snow.

Cold…. An oldy but a goody from Washington State. Hiking in Rockport State Park outside of Concrete, WA in 2011.