Frozen Hebe

Photo by SG Atkinson: Frozen Hebe
While you can plan for hours, days and even months to get that one amazing shot, sometimes it just happens. This photo came from one of those chance moments

One Saturday afternoon I was passing through Chestertown and decided to stop at the town’s Fountain Park. When the morning dawned it had been below freezing with the temperatures still being cold but well above freezing. The fountain had not be shut down yet for the winter and still flowing.

Hebe is the goddess on top of the fountain.

This photo is the November Photo in the Kent County in Pictures 2019 Calendar

A Solemn Moment

Photograph by SG Atkinson: solemn moment
On the 11th day of the 11th month many places hold a Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony. This is from the ceremony held annually in Galena, Maryland. It’s always a solemn moment when Taps is played.

No Ice Skating

Photo by SG Atkinson: No Swimming
January and February of 2015 had one of the coldest days in many years. Temperatures were near zero for many days, including the day this photo was taken, with the Chester River in Chestertown freezing over.

Before this day I had walked past this sign in Wilmer Park, but never noticed the No Ice Skating part of it. Forward thinking.

This photo is offered as a Fine Art Print and on Note/Greeting Cards

Oyster Shells

Photo by SG Atkinson: Oysters Shells
October begins Oyster Season on the Chesapeake. And many celebrate it by attending an OysterFest where the oyster shells are collected to be recycled to help rebuild oyster reefs.

Betterton Beach after the Storm

Delmarva Scene - Photograph by SG Atkinson: Betterton Beach After the Storm

Delmarva Scene - Photograph by SG Atkinson: Betterton Beach After the Storm
Weather can often change what is usually a beautiful, comforting location. Betterton Beach is one of those beautiful comforting places. Especially in the middle of summer.

This photo shows how a storm can make a big difference. Early March 2018 saw a North Easter come up the coast of the Atlantic. The Delmarva saw lots of rains, but also very strong winds that blew driftwood, logs and other garbage onto the beach.

Marshmallow Field

Photo by SG Atkinson: Marshmallow Field
There are plenty of hayfields throughout the region. Most are turned into large round bails. As was this one. Every once in a while you will find one where the bails are wrapped in white plastic making them look like large marshmallow.