Photo Friday: Eating for a Good Cause

My neighborhood’s annual art festival, Art on the Avenue, is generally the busiest, most lucrative day of the year for local restaurants. After a year and a half of the pandemic, many of the businesses are operating on razor-thin margins. They needed a lot of sales during Art on the Avenue, held earlier this month.Continue reading “Photo Friday: Eating for a Good Cause”

Photo Friday: Spider

A few days ago, we took a walk through Huntley Meadows wetlands park. We were hoping to see raccoons, or even the rare roseate spoonbills that are usually not seen this far north, but that have been hanging out there this summer. We did see great blue herons, some turtles, and a muskrat. But theContinue reading “Photo Friday: Spider”

Photo Friday: Dove With an Attitude

I was sitting on the patio yesterday, writing and enjoying the beautiful weather and the many creatures that live on my property. We only recently started putting birdseed in the feeder again, and the mourning doves are no longer holding a grudge. This one sat on the roof of the feeder for some time, happyContinue reading “Photo Friday: Dove With an Attitude”

Photo Friday: Perspective

This photo is one I took last weekend on a mountaintop in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. We were hiking on the Appalachian Trail, to reach the top of Spy Rock. We hadn’t done much hiking in some time, and were out of practice. But we made it to the top, which was atContinue reading “Photo Friday: Perspective”

Photo Friday: Tangier Crab Pots

This week’s featured photo is one I took last month on tiny Tangier Island, Virginia, in the Chesapeake Bay. Tangier Island, currently about three miles long and a mile and a half wide, is sinking while the waters of the Bay rise around it. The island has lost two-thirds of its land since 1850, andContinue reading “Photo Friday: Tangier Crab Pots”

Photo Friday: Hummingbird

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”

Photo Friday: Cock of the Walk

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”

Photo Friday: Stormy Weather

(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”