Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Feathers

Cee’s topic this weeks is Feathers which can be on the bird or not. I have one of each that I took last year.

Trapped in the grass

This little finch flew into our screened in porch while the door was open. It was pretty upset but settled long enough for me to snap this photo. I love the light on the tail feathers. I left the door open and it finally flew out.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Weathered Wood

This week on CFFC the topic is weathered, burned or burning wood. I am sharing a photo of some very weathered wood. In August of this year we visited DC and went to the Museum of American History. The pictures below are of Gunboat Philadelphia and it is the oldest surviving American fighting vessel. Built in 1776, it was sunk in Lake Champlain during a naval battle with the British in the same year. The Philadelphia rested on the bottom of the lake until it was discovered and recovered with much of its equipment intact in 1935 by Lorenzo F. Haggulund, a civil engineer who for many years exhibited it as a tourist attraction. It came to the Smithsonian museum in 1964, complete with the 24-pound ball that sent the gunboat to the bottom. It was amazingly preserved for all those years.