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”
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”
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….
(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 miss all the peonies we had in our old yard. But we have planted a few at the new house, and will eventually get more. These coral-pink peonies that opened this week in my front yard are my favorites.
Facebook reminded me this week of some photos I posted six years ago, of the George Washington Middle School Orchestra trip to a music competition at Busch Gardens theme park. I was a chaperone. The orchestra competed onstage Friday, and then spent all day Saturday having a blast at Busch Gardens, until it was timeContinue reading “Photo Friday: Griffon”
After a sunny, lovely day, a quick, crazy powerful thunderstorm darkened the sky alarmingly before rumbling through here on Wednesday. I was caught out in it, naturally. But the storm clouds were glorious.
Last year we planted a pink dogwood in our front yard, and this month it has been breathtaking. I took this photo a few days ago, when the blooms were a bit past their peak, but I love this side view of my Little Free Library, seen beyond the dogwood branches.
Today’s photo is one I took a few days ago on Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray, about a mile from my house. My son and I stopped to pick up a pizza and as we returned to the parking lot, an artist had just set up a ladder and was continuing work on theContinue reading “Photo Friday: Dogs of Del Ray”
Tuesday was my mother’s 83rd birthday, and one of my sisters set up a group Zoom call, including an hour of old family photos and videos and some time to chat. Altogether, we had 15 people taking part at one time or another, though some people joined for only part of the time. Zoom isContinue reading “Photo Friday: Family Zoom”