No, not “magic” mushrooms but mushrooms of different colors, sizes and even shapes. Below the forest canopy at Huntley Meadows, they thrive. At least at this time of the year.
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.
It was hot. It was humid. It was colorful. Summer and sunflowers. At the Sunflower Garden in Westminster, Maryland.
Springtime Flowers. If you look really close, you get distracted by the abstract.
A beautiful morning to go to the wildlife refuge and look (and photograph) birds and other wildlife was in the offing on the last day of March, 2018. Unfortunately, errands must be run (life is not all for the birds after all). With camera in hand, the trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles was… Continue reading Springing to Life in Arlington
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.
The birds are still here. And they are at Huntley Meadows. Just look for bushes laden with berries. Or seed bearing pods. And with autumn in the air, in the leaves, in the sky (the sun angle is far from its summer heights), the birds remind us that season after season, life is everywhere. And… Continue reading Autumnal Beauties
It was a cloudy day in the D.C. suburbs. We are getting some badly needed rain. And, I had to make a short trip to Harrisonburg, Virginia. So I drive westward on Interstate 66. The clouds were hanging low as I approached the highlands of Shenandoah National Park. A little past the exit to the… Continue reading Roadside Pictures
Fall is definitely here in Northern Virginia. The trees are finally resplendent in coloration. The lack of rain may have dampened the deep red, orange and yellow hues so prevalent in autumns past, but the warm weather affords many opportunities for walks in the parks and nature reserves that dot the Washington area. Huntley Meadows,… Continue reading Impressionistic Reflections
At Meadowlark Gardens, autumn’s beauty goes beyond the colorful leaves.
A warm autumn day. A walk at Green Spring Gardens. Leaves, different in shape, color, state of decay. Still clinging, soon to fall. Why not take a look. Sometimes, very closely. The most colorful time of the year is also the time of great changes. Birds migrate to warmer climes. Bears are busy foraging in… Continue reading Autumn Leaves