Look closely and the world looks like a different place. A beautiful flower, incredible. At close range, it is otherworldly.
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
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
I must admit that the russet, orange, yellow and green umbrella of leaves didn’t leave much room for finding birds and taking pictures of them on my walk at Huntley Meadows. I must also admit that it doesn’t take that long to walk a three mile trail, unless you’re walking back and forth looking for… Continue reading Mid Autumn Birding in Northern Virginia
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
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