Photo Friday: Read Across America

This week we celebrated Read Across America Day. Despite the Dr. Seuss-related controversy, I love the idea of a day for making time to read and to encourage reading. So today’s photo is just one of my many, many, many bookshelves. I chose to photograph this one for purely aesthetic reasons. How can any readerContinue reading “Photo Friday: Read Across America”

Photo Friday: Rubber Ducky Day

Yesterday, February 25, was National Rubber Ducky Day. So when I stopped to think of a suitable photo to post today, this one came to mind. I baked and decorated these Rubber Ducky cupcakes for a baby shower, way back in 2012. I should have made some more yesterday. I hope you had a wonderfulContinue reading “Photo Friday: Rubber Ducky Day”

Photo Friday: the Big Easy

This week was Mardi Gras, but pandemic precautions meant the cancellation of the usual parades and parties. That was necessary, but it’s unfortunate. I’ve never actually visited New Orleans for Mardi Gras. But I’ve been to New Orleans on various occasions and I love that city. Of course, I enjoy the music and the food.Continue reading “Photo Friday: the Big Easy”

Photo Friday: Get Out Your Guitar

I love offbeat holidays. And yesterday was Get Out Your Guitar Day. Yes, this is a real thing. So the photo for today shows guitars. Well, guitar bodies, anyway. I took this one on the Martin Guitar factory tour in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Here are a row of guitar bodies waiting to be made into full-fledgedContinue reading “Photo Friday: Get Out Your Guitar”

Photo Friday: Snowbird

Until this week, we hadn’t had measurable snow in Alexandria since February 2019. Now we’ve broken our snowless streak, though I wouldn’t call it a major storm. It started when we were in Harrisonburg to bring our son back to JMU when campus reopened. Snow began falling there about 1 a.m. Sunday. The storm reachedContinue reading “Photo Friday: Snowbird”

Photo Friday: Women’s March Recap

Last Friday I posted a photo I took four years ago at the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., the day after President Trump’s Inauguration. Searching for a suitable image for today’s featured photo, I decided I’m not finished with the Women’s March, so here is another moment from that exhilarating day. At this point, weContinue reading “Photo Friday: Women’s March Recap”

Photo Friday: Women’s March

On Wednesday, many of us watched breathlessly from our socially distanced living rooms as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were inaugurated as the new President and Vice President of the United States. It was natural to remember a time four years ago when we had longed for such a day. On January 20, 2017, DonaldContinue reading “Photo Friday: Women’s March”

Photo Friday: Cedar Waxwing

Birds love my yard. Among others, we regularly see cardinals, chickadees, robins, grackles, sparrows, blue jays, starlings, wrens, warblers, hummingbirds, two kinds of hawks, and three kinds of woodpeckers. But until last week, I had never seen cedar waxwings. Last Wednesday, I suddenly noticed a pair of them just outside the kitchen window. They seemContinue reading “Photo Friday: Cedar Waxwing”

Photo Friday: Happy New Year!

I read today that living through the past year has been like looking both ways before crossing the street…and then getting hit by a submarine. It’s as good a description as any of the dumpster fire that was 2020. I say “was” because it’s over. Thank goodness it’s over. No, life will not miraculously changeContinue reading “Photo Friday: Happy New Year!”