Our little hummingbird friend is back! Or maybe it’s a different hummingbird. In fact, I think I saw two different hummingbirds today, though I can’t be sure. We’ve had at least one hummingbird in our yard for the past two summers. We’ve been wondering if we’d see any at all this summer, but going backContinue reading “Photo Friday: Hummingbird”
During the day, our backyard is filled with birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and, occasionally, the little dog who lives next door and seems to have found a hole under the fence. At night, the foxes and raccoons take over. I recently caught this video footage of a couple of foxes playing tag in my backyard.
As we walked back from the beach on Tangier Island last week, I spotted this magnificent rooster. He sat on the front porch railing of a small white house, watching the road as if he owned it. Suddenly, he fluffed out his feathers in a rather disturbing way. After another minute, he crowed, letting usContinue reading “Photo Friday: Cock of the Walk”
We are home! We left town Wednesday, way later than planned, and spent the weekend on an island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. In the past four days we faced a tropical storm, car trouble, shuttered restaurants, speeding golf carts, really bad wifi and cell service, and a deplorable lack of vegetables. WeContinue reading “Back to the Mainland”
This week’s featured photo was taken a few days ago, on a ferry out on the Chesapeake Bay, heading toward Tangier Island. Somewhere to the south, a tropical storm was whirling toward us, but on the Chesapeake Bay, it was a beautiful day. Stay tuned for more about the tropical storm….
For this week’s Throwback Thursday, I present a photo I found online, of a fire in May 1947 at a Pennsylvania state institution for the indigent. (It was also an asylum for the mentally ill at some point in its history.) I did not choose this photo at random. In fact, finding it really blewContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Ransom Fire”
For months, our dining room has been full of boxes and piles of stuff. We had some dampness in the basement last fall and had to clear some things out so that the workers could rip out the wet carpeting and fix the damaged bits of drywall. We stuck the displaced stuff in the diningContinue reading “I Knew There was a Table in There Somewhere…”
(Technically, it’s now Saturday. Oh, well.) It was a dark and stormy night. It was also a dark and stormy afternoon. In fact, I took this photo on Thursday, a few minutes before 3 p.m, i.n the parking lot of Panera. As we waited inside for our takeout order a few minutes later, the windContinue reading “Photo Friday: Stormy Weather”
I just came across this old photo of my son, taken in 2007 when he was five years old. You can see the mysterious ancient standing stones of Stonehenge behind him…. No, not really. I took this photo in Natural Bridge, Virginia. The Stonehenge you see is actually made of Styrofoam. So, inevitably, it isContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Foamhenge”