Saturday, April 25, 2009

Just Outside of Glen Rock, PA

© (2009) Photographs by Vicki Polin

I've been under a great deal of stress lately and needed to get away and drive down roads with no lines down the middle. I really just needed to BREATHE.

There's three sets of photographs of the excursion outside of Glen Rock, PA.

Meadow Green Farm

Just Breathe!

Hikers, Bikers and More . . .
These were taken off of the York County Heritage Rail Trail

Rush Hour Traffic on Tufton Road (Baltimore County, MD)

© (2009) Photographs by Vicki Polin

I got stuck in rush hour traffic Friday afternoon. Instead of getting frustrated I picked up my camera and started shooting what was around me.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A beautiful day for a ride in the country

© Photographs by Vicki Polin

It was a beautiful April day. It was late in the afternoon when I finally could escape and take a ride out towards Hunt Valley.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sherwood Gardens (Baltimore, MD)

© (2009) Photographs by Vicki Polin
Music: Let me in

The following pictures were taken on April 16, 2009 at Sherwood Gardens. It was a picture perfect day. I was told that I should come back in a few weeks to get the garden in full bloom.

Monday, April 13, 2009

In Memory of Jamie Lynn Baylog (April 13, 1960 - Januray 6, 1992)

© (2009) Photographs by Vicki Polin

Jamie was a dear friend who lost her life at the age of 29. Today would have been her 48th birthday. I met Jamie at an extremely low point in my life. At the time we met we were both working with therapists struggling to overcome the flashbacks associated with child abuse.

Jamie was one of the few people who I need to thank for helping me to overcome so much in my life. If it wasn’t for our friendship I would never have gone back to school or gotten my degrees. Prior to becoming friends I never thought I was smart enough to be considered “college material”. Jamie taught me how to apply for grants and scholarships, and most important how to use a library to do research.

I’ll never forget when she finished her education and received both her undergraduate and masters degrees. I'll never forget the excitement she felt when she landed her first job as a social worker at a child advocacy center. It was amazing to watch her blossom and grow. My dear friend dedicated her life to helping children and adult survivors of child sexual abuse, including those who had histories of ritual abuse.

Jamie died suddenly on January 6, 1992. Those of us who knew her and the works she was doing believe she was murdered, yet there was not enough evidence for the police to conduct an investigation.

After Jamie died I remember going to her grave and telling her that the work I did would be dedicated in her memory.

The song playing in this video was Jamie's favorite and she sang it often.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Pikesville to Hunt Valley, MD

(2009) Photographs by Vicki Polin

I took a mini vacation that lasted about two hours. I went from Pikesville to Hunt Valley and back again

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Driving Around Hagerstown, Maryland (April, 2009)

© (2009) Photographs by Vicki Polin

I needed to get away to think. I found myself driving out west on Route 70. Before I knew it I ended up near Hagerstown. Got off and drove back towards Frederick on winding country roads.

Just outside of Intercourse, Pennsylvania (April 5, 2009)

© (2009) Photographs by Vicki Polin

I went out to Amish country with a friend.