Thursday, November 27, 2014

Bluebirds and Redheads ~~ No Turkeys

Bird-watching around Lake Kittamaqundi today...

The hooded mergansers have arrived. Two males are visible in the photo above -- large white patches on their heads, an area of orange on the sides their bodies.

I'm told that these two ducks might be redheads, possibly immature males, also seen earlier this week on Wilde Lake.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Main Street, Ellicott City

Walking, window-shopping, browsing, dining....and learning something about the history of local firefighting, yesterday afternoon in Ellicott City's historic district.

Above: the Still Life Gallery (with owner's permission)



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

sunlight on lakeside plantings this afternoon

And the new bridge or boardwalk completing the circuit of Lake Kittamaqundi is now a feature in my northwards view...


Sunday, November 9, 2014

View of Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole ~ Paladar, Latin American Restaurant

I caught this nice view of the fabricated downtown in the late afternoon light. Paladar was my destination after hearing about it recently as a place for a possible gathering later.

In ambience and menu, Paladar made me think of a combination of Xitomate and the new Pisco here in Howard County. It had some different items, however, that would make me want to return. After a good meal of freshly made guacamole and Cuban-style pulled chicken, the sweet potato doughnuts were thoughtfully served in their own take-out box -- very nice with coffee at home this morning!