Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunday Walkabout In Frederick

Once in awhile it's nice to just walkabout in Frederick with a camera and just enjoy the great aspects of living in this town. On Sunday I wandered around downtown and in the park. I talked with several folks who had their dogs with them who were happy to be included in the blog. At the west end of Culler Lake in Baker Park, the night herons have been nesting for some weeks now. If you have never heard their amazing vocalizations, it is a worth a trip just to hear their prehistoric sounding calls. I'll try to get a good video of this later in the spring. I ran across photographer Dudley Warner with a serious telephoto lens who was kind enough to share this wonderful photo of the herons. I have photographed these birds many times but never got anything like what you see here. Click on the image for a larger view.

Black Crowned Night Heron in Baker Park by Dudley Warner, Frederick Maryland, USA

I stopped to talk with Joseph and his dog Red at the dog park on Bentz and Carroll Parkway. Red is a sweet rescued Plott Hound. These hounds are bred for hunting bears!

I also met Andrew and Stephanie walking Teddy, their Irish Setter-Collie mix. Teddy is six months old.

This is Harry who describes himself as a disabled vet, out walking his companion dog Brenie. 

 If you have never been to the playground in Baker Park near the pool, there is a wonderful (and scary) dinosaur skeleton to play on.

Playground in Baker Park, Frederick Maryland

The weather was so lovely that the landscape around Baker Park had a old masters painting quality to it.

Culler Lake is the jewel of Baker Park!

The canal was beautiful too..

One of the people I talked to remarked that there is always something going on in Baker Park. There are so many things to do in Frederick. Today's event was the March of Dimes walk. They had a pretty good turnout.

I saw some Money Plants blooming at West College Terrace and 2nd St. They are gorgeous!
The city is making great progress on restoring the swinging bridge, which I wrote about in November 2011.

Come visit, if you don't already live here!