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"Morning." No, this isn't Treebeard from "The Lord of the Rings." It's one of the "tree people" who greet visitors to Thelma Wagner's home east of Hancock. She created them using craft kits, attaching the facial features with small nails. She photographed this tree person as the sun rose in May 2007, casting light on her greeters.
One's my limit. Maxx, Barbara Duffey's cockapoo, didn't really drink that beer, but Duffey's husband Dave couldn't resist snapping the image with his Nikon film camera last August. Dave Duffey, 70, of Fairfield, Pa., said his daughter left the bottle under the chair during a picnic and Maxx, 2, found it.
Meet Bob Rooney. "Step away from the electrified gate, Bob." Sarah Gisriel, 15, of Downsville, photographed Bob last October as her father, Austin, was checking on yearlings in the pasture. Bob and the other calves born last season were named after characters from the TV show "Married with Children," Austin Gisriel said. That includes twin calves, Marcy and Jefferson.
"You talkin' to me?" Cyndi Etzel, 47, who lives west of Hagerstown, placed her Kodak digital DX7630 camera on her back deck, about 10 inches in front of this praying mantis, to get this shot. Etzel said she was surprised to discover the insect at that time of year - just before Halloween.
Get the jumper cables. Wait, it's too late. Skymir Keefer, 15, of Hagerstown, was hiking in the Shippensburg, Pa., area near her mother's house during the Christmas holiday when she came across this dead car. "I just liked how old it was," said Keefer, who photographed the scene with a Nikon D40 digital camera.
"Four score and seven years ago ..." This silhouette appears to resemble a profile of President Abraham Lincoln, but it's actually the reflection of a crumbling corner of a 17th century church tower, Hagerstown-area resident Carol J. DuVall shot the silhouette during a visit to Jamestown, Va.
It's a cow. It's a hay bale. It's a two-headed hay bale. Suzanne Smith and her husband, Marvin, arrived at their Keedysville farmette last September to find their calves peeking out from behind a hay bale. Suzanne photographed the "two-headed hay bale" with a red Hereford, left, and black Hereford, with a Kodak EasyShare C743.