It’s been a busy time of the year and I have not had the chance to take the camera out, let alone take pictures. A nice sunny Sunday finally forced me to get off my chair, put on the hiking shoes, and take some pictures. Images from Huntley Meadows in suburban Alexandria. Autumn has come.
No, not the great movie with Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. Just leaves, decaying, in the middle of autumn.
A mountain park an hour away from northern Virginia. Shenandoah National Park is a very busy place in mid to late October. A similar view of trees (without the vistas that you see in Shenandoah) can make for a relaxing few hours enjoying the beauty of fall.
In the Empire of the Sun, the Emperor Long Xi made it known that the color yellow offended him and decreed that everything in his empire that contained the color yellow was offensive and was to be removed and banished forever. Sire, a cowering servant told him, the light of the sun contains the color… Continue reading The Color Yellow
Autumn in Northern Virginia. Huntley Meadows in Alexandria, Virginia. In the middle of suburbia, the woods and wetlands remind you of the true beauty that nature brings.
Flowers blooming. Birds flying about. And tidal basin traffic. Yes, it definitely looks like spring.
Springtime Flowers. If you look really close, you get distracted by the abstract.
Nova Scotia and Cape Breton are wonderful places to explore. Some of the highest tide height differentials in the planet. For the wild, moody coastlines. For the mountains, the ocean views, the forests and the waterfalls. And then there are the buildings that add color and uniqueness to this beautiful Canadian province.
Segments of a decaying leaf.
Roadtrip! A mild October day was the catalyst for a short, mostly unplanned trip to the Fort Valley area of Virginia. After an hour driving westward on I66, and lunch at Front Royal, Virginia, it was time to decide. Visit Shenandoah National Park or drive towards the Massanutten high country? Virginia is a beautiful state. … Continue reading Autumn in Fort Valley
With birds continuing to migrate southward in search of warmer climes, the number of birds in local birding hotspots have increased dramatically from their summer lulls. The larger birds, such as the osprey, egrets and herons, many of whom made the mid Atlantic their home in the warmth of summer, have left or will soon… Continue reading Early Autumn in Northern Virginia