Thursday, February 28, 2008

"The Monocacy"

My oldest son, Taylor, entered his school's photography contest earlier this month. I think it was a great experience for him (and I also think it can count toward a boy scout merit badge).

While we were out geocaching one Saturday afternoon, we came upon this old stone bridge. It crosses the Monocacy River. It had rained prior to our visit and the water was moving so rapidly, that it was scary. (It also gave us the opportunity to talk to the boys about water safety and to never, ever! enter water like that.)

Joe and Taylor climbed down the steep embankment and Taylor took some pictures. This is the one Taylor entered into the contest. The Monocacy. He won second place. Good job, Taylor!

(I want to go back to this bridge. There was a very cool antique cast-iron sink dumped by the river. It was too heavy for us to drag it up the hill.)

13 comments:

Katie Jean said...

What a great picture! Congrats Taylor.

That bridge is pretty. Where exactly is that? Have you ever been to the Thomas Viaducts. That's beautiful http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Viaduct

I know there's a letterbox there, but I don't know about a cache.

Karyn said...

Second place?? That's fantastic! And I'm not the least bit surprised, that's such a great photo!

miss chris said...

That's a great photo! What an eye he has.

A discarded cast iron sink? Very cool! Isn't that a little big for a geocache...? ;)

Stacey said...

Hello! Just wanted to say that I am in love with your part of the country! I have lived all over the US except in the East.
However, my mother in law moved to VIrginia to teach at SVU and I went to visit!
This picture reminds me 100% of my trip. We toured all over MD/DC. Don't tell me you live in one of those great houses too! I am so jealous! I love that part of the country.

Anonymous said...

this is the bridge that is HAUNTED!!! you know on LeGore Bridge Rd.

amandajean said...

what a great photo! congrats to Taylor. :)

Cici said...

only second? its a great shot. surely first place was a cheater.

hooli said...

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Little Munchkins said...

Lovely photo. Congrats on getting second place too.

The photo reminds me of when I went on a river cruise in Paris. Great memories!

Chara Michele said...

That is a wonderful photo! Congrats to Taylor!

Charlie said...

I think for my Photography merit badge I ended up taking pictures of ducks at Scout Camp..that bridge is cooler!

Emily said...

Well I guess you folks dont watch much telly! What an active family! BTW did you managed to bring that sink back home?

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