Hours, days, months, a year The world rocked with so many tears We look to the skies and wonder anew When will life be back to what we once knew In this advent season we remember The Son of God who dwelt among us God’s love and mercy… Continue reading Christmas 2021
Visit the East Building of the National Gallery of Art before it closes for renovation. The giant Calder mobile is currently behind canvas workers prepare some galleries for renovation.
The New Woman Behind The Camera is currently running at the National Gallery of Art, in the West Wing. A great collection of photographs from some of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century. You’ll recognize some of the names and many of the images. And be surprised and marvel at the works (and experiences)… Continue reading A Can’t Miss Exhibit at the NGA
One of my favorite movies is the GREAT animated film, “Princess Mononoke” by the acclaimed filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. Hand drawn animation at its finest, with a story for the ages (the environment, personal responsibility) – it is a masterwork that is not to be missed. The film features a fantastic soundtrack by Joe Hisaishi. The… Continue reading Ashitaka and San
You never get tired of looking towards the city.
It takes out the frizzies! Or so I am told. I wouldn’t know, since I don’t seem to have enough hair to have them. Still, I really do like the desert, in this case the Oregon high desert near Bend. What can I say about Bend. A beautiful town. The mountains, the lakes, the snow… Continue reading I Love the Desert (because it makes my hair look good)
It was hot. It was humid. It was colorful. Summer and sunflowers. At the Sunflower Garden in Westminster, Maryland.
On the way to an unexpected trip to Manila, the first leg of the trip was a stop at Seattle, Washington. I have never been to this city and I was hoping that there would be a relatively cloudless view of the surrounding area as the plane approached and landed in Seattle. Well, it was… Continue reading Not Quite Sleepless in Seattle
The Cherry Blossoms Rush at the Tidal Basin in Washington is in full swing. Peak bloom is forecast for this weekend. I hope the flowers survive the wind storm forecast for this afternoon (40-50 mph wind gusts) and the snow(!?) on Saturday. Still, have at it, guys (and gals). Traffic will be horrible, so if… Continue reading And so it begins…
I spend a lot of time trying to avoid flare when shooting towards the sun. In many instances, however, flare adds to the beauty of the shot. This picture could have been just a picture of a house with the sun rising behind it. With the flare creating diffracted sun rays (and the more pronounced… Continue reading Flare!
It’s almost spring! With winter set to deal one more Nor’easter to the Northeast, it was a good time to visit Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge to see if there are foxes walking around. Not quite. The mother and kits were quite easy to spot though. There were three cars stopped by a pond. I… Continue reading Foxes Big and Small
One of the many places in the Washington D.C. area that I have never visited in the decades that I have lived in the area is the National Arboretum in Northeast Washington D.C. I don’t really have a reason why I have never set foot on this place. I enjoy leisurely walks. I enjoy taking… Continue reading Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum