Recently I posted about our new motion-activated camera that takes photos of wildlife in our backyard. We’ve been getting foxes and raccoons every night, and sometimes during the day as well. Last week’s Photo Friday featured a fox exploring the yard. The raccoons demanded equal time, so this week’s photo shows a raccoon that stoppedContinue reading “Photo Friday: Reading Raccoon”
A few days ago we set up a motion-activated camera to take photos of the wildlife in our backyard. It’s trained on the bird library, but the viewing area is wide enough so that we can catch images of some of the yard behind it, and we were also hoping to see what other animalsContinue reading “Photo Friday: Fox News”
Last weekend I drove to Harrisonburg, Virginia to bring my son a piano keyboard. He just started his freshman year at JMU and needed one for a music class. (The campus is now closing down, unfortunately, because of the pandemic, and we’ll have to go pick him up this weekend. But last week, we hadContinue reading “Photo Friday: Grand Caverns”
This is the big weekend. Saturday morning we’ll pick up our rental minivan, and then we’ll load it to the gills with everything needed for my son’s dorm room, and drive him down to college for the very first time. We couldn’t have a real party tonight, seeing as how we’re still in the middleContinue reading “Photo Friday: College Cake”
Last week, after the tropical storm that gave us several hours of rain last week (but left our area relatively unscathed) we were driving down Duke Street in Alexandria and saw the most amazing clouds. I took this photo in the parking lot of Foxchase Shopping Center in Alexandria.
We’re still mostly stuck at home these days, waiting for the pandemic to run its course. We do try to take a walk outside each day. Tuesday was an odd day. A major tropical storm came through the area in the morning, with a ton of rain. And then, early in the afternoon, the rainContinue reading “Photo Friday: Great Blue Heron”
Yesterday my son chose his dorm building and room! So it seems like a good time to post a photo of him with the yard sign that James Madison University sent to all incoming Freshman.
I’m a sucker for a bookish postcard, so I had to share this Postcrossing card I received from a Postcrosser named Paula in Texas. Paula loves to read and to travel, as I do. Though she didn’t have room to say a lot in her card, I got the feeling we’d be friends, if weContinue reading “Postcards From the World: Bookish”
One of the worst parts of the pandemic-induced lockdown is not being able to travel. Of course, there isn’t a hard-and-fast no-travel rule here, but we are encouraged to stay close to home. And besides, travel just doesn’t feel safe right now. But I am desperate to get away. That’s why I was thinking aboutContinue reading “Photo Friday: Cottage by the Lake”
You may have read my post a few days ago about a fruitless attempt to see Comet Neowise last Wednesday. We were too close to the city, the sky was too light, and trees were in the way. The next two days were too cloudy. But on Saturday, we headed well away from the WashingtonContinue reading “Catching the Comet”