Category Archives: Photos

Marian’s Photo Essay on “Inanimate Animals of Collington: Summer 2017”

Last year we published pictures of some of the inanimate creatures with whom we share our campus. There was an occasional complaint that a given animal had been overlooked, and others seem to have come wandering in, to nestle quietly under some available shade…

The inanimate creatures are as varied as their animate cousins. They have all kinds of different shapes and temperaments. This summer it seems we’ve had quite an influx of calm and slow-moving turtles and dragonflies…

Some creatures are are far more in-your-face assertive…

Some are pale, sleepy, shy or just quiet…

While others are more colorful, but nestled in vegetation…

And some are just happy to be together.

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After the publication of the recent batch of photos, we were surprised and delighted to be sent additions — the first three pictures below are by Shirley Denman. We were directed to additional locations by several other residents, and following their guidance, discovered many more. So here are pictures of yet more sweet, serene or slightly sinister creatures, now living silently in the shadows of our cottages.

Nestled among foliage, it was hard to spot these happy cats and this solemn dog. And we might never have known about the magnificent driftwood lion below, if Alice Nicolson hadn’t clued us to its location in the Arbor garden.

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The first batch of pictures has inspired another photographer, who is out and about with his camera these days, adding to the collection. Both of us will continue publishing our discoveries as they are uncovered.   Meantime, enjoy a few more…

The owner of the cute critter on the far right (who also owns the watchful heron) says it’s an otter, and no doubt she is right; but to us it looks quite like a meerkat too…

This set ends with (left) something special that its owner calls a ‘prairie Buddha’. The owner of the bird on the right tells us it’s a quail. It’s certainly handsome.

Remember, along with any other outdoor friends we find, images of the inanimate animals living in the corridors of the apartments will be coming later this summer!

 

The 2017 Collington Memorial Weekend Regatta Photos From Marian Fuchs

Regatta pictures: Here are some pictures of the boats, spectators and event participants at Saturday’s enjoyable event at Collington Lake. First some boats….

Next some happy spectators…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collington Foundation Fundraising Dinner Photos

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Here are a few of the many attendees at the Collington Foundation extravaganza on May 19. The photographer apologizes profusely to all whose pictures were either not taken, or for whom the photo did not come out good enough to share.

Congratulations to the Foundation organizers and board for putting on such a successful and enjoyable evening. And thanks to the artists whose work allowed the Foundation to add over $4000 to its scholarship fund.

 

Spring at Collington

Marian Fuchs writes:

The Beauty of the Collington Pond

Our Collington Pond lies nestled between the 5000s and the 5100s. Its area is hardly bigger than a cottage cluster, but at some times of the year, like now, it could be miles away from all human life. You can see it from the perimeter road, but the best views are from the wooden bridge, which you can access from the tarred path between 5108 and 5107.

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In mid May 2017, there are yellow iris all around the edges, and birds are singing from the surrounding trees.   Along the dirt path from the bridge to the perimeter road tiny daisies are beneath your feet. And you can see a clump of blue iris on your left.

The Collington Pond is but one of the many beauty spots of our lovely campus.

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Peter Pfund, from Berlin added this lovely one

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Jane Engel sends this perspective from another season.

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Update and suggestion from Marian here.

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This Could Be The Boat for Your Team at the Regatta

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