Photo Friday: Eagle’s Nest

This week on one of our daily walks, we took the path at Dyke Marsh, a wetlands area on the edge of the Potomac River and spotted several eagles. Westerners are always surprised to hear that we have a bald eagle population right here in the Washington, D.C., area. This one was sitting in theContinue reading “Photo Friday: Eagle’s Nest”

Photo Friday: Homemade Bagels

With the pandemic having shut down so much of society outside our homes, many of us are spending some of our newfound free time in the kitchen. Generally, I am not what anyone would call domestic, but I do like to bake. In fact, I frequently bake bread. But for years, I’ve wanted to attemptContinue reading “Photo Friday: Homemade Bagels”

Photo Friday: Cherry Blossom Time

It’s cherry blossom season in and around Washington, D.C.! Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic is keeping people at home, so many of us will not be heading to the Tidal Basin to see the blooms in person. Predictions for peak bloom time range this year from March 18 to March 30, so this seems like aContinue reading “Photo Friday: Cherry Blossom Time”

Photo Friday: The Doctor Is In

I was driving my rental car in Homer, Alaska, and suddenly came upon the Tardis. It was standing on the side of the road, by the edge of a strip of woods. I’ve never heard of Homer as a hotbed of space alien activity, and there wasn’t a Dalek or a Cyberman in sight. ButContinue reading “Photo Friday: The Doctor Is In”

Photo Friday: Yes, We Did

Virginia is one of the Super Tuesday states, with the Democratic presidential primary coming up in a few days. That should give me hope that we can sweep away the cruel and corrupt administration that is distorting everything this country is supposed to stand for. But recent campaign events — including the fiasco of aContinue reading “Photo Friday: Yes, We Did”

Photo Friday: Home Improvement

Yay! The custom built-ins in our master bedroom are just about finished. All we need now are paint and a few additions including the curtain rod and the other hardware. I am so excited about the work, which was wrapped up yesterday (for the most part) that I had to share the Before and AfterContinue reading “Photo Friday: Home Improvement”

Photo Friday: The Eyes of Abe

This week, in honor of it being Presidents’ Day weekend, I offer a photo I took a few years ago at Mount Rushmore, in South Dakota. I was set to attend a conference in Salt Lake City and convinced my husband (my son needed no convincing) that we should all go, and make it aContinue reading “Photo Friday: The Eyes of Abe”

Photo Friday: Siena Window

I’ve been thinking about Italy lately and wanting to go back. I guess it’s because of my rushed weekend in Boston a few days ago, with dinner at Eataly (an Italian marketplace in an upscale mall in Back Bay) and stops in Old Forge, Pennsylvania (Pizza Capital of the World) on the way up toContinue reading “Photo Friday: Siena Window”

Photo Friday: 18 Years

Eighteen years ago yesterday, my husband was on the phone trying to get someone to fix a burst pipe when I hurried in from an ultrasound appointment, three weeks before my due date. “Cancel the plumber. We’re having a baby today.” We rushed to the hospital, and Jonathan Morgan Petrini was born an hour andContinue reading “Photo Friday: 18 Years”