Photo Friday: Halloween Parade

The Del Ray Halloween Parade, usually on the Sunday before Halloween, is generally a highlight of the year here in the neighborhood. Everyone of any age is welcome to walk in the parade, with costumes encouraged for all. This year, some of the costume and decoration contests will take place online, but the in-person paradeContinue reading “Photo Friday: Halloween Parade”

Photo Friday: Green Eyes

I just learned that today is Global Cat Day. So here is a global cat. Specifically, it’s an Italian cat. I was with a small group that was having a cooking lesson with a Tuscan chef, in her lovely old villa in the hills around Florence. After we finished making the meal, we stepped outsideContinue reading “Photo Friday: Green Eyes”

Photo Friday: Art on the Avenue

It’s the first weekend of October, and in a normal year, Art on the Avenue would be taking place in my neighborhood tomorrow, the first Saturday of the month. Inviting thousands of people to gather, eat pie, make scarecrows, listen to music, and enjoy all kinds of artwork would be a bad idea in aContinue reading “Photo Friday: Art on the Avenue”

Photo Friday: Reading Raccoon

Recently I posted about our new motion-activated camera that takes photos of wildlife in our backyard. We’ve been getting foxes and raccoons every night, and sometimes during the day as well. Last week’s Photo Friday featured a fox exploring the yard. The raccoons demanded equal time, so this week’s photo shows a raccoon that stoppedContinue reading “Photo Friday: Reading Raccoon”

Photo Friday: Fox News

A few days ago we set up a motion-activated camera to take photos of the wildlife in our backyard. It’s trained on the bird library, but the viewing area is wide enough so that we can catch images of some of the yard behind it, and we were also hoping to see what other animalsContinue reading “Photo Friday: Fox News”

Photo Friday: Grand Caverns

Last weekend I drove to Harrisonburg, Virginia to bring my son a piano keyboard. He just started his freshman year at JMU and needed one for a music class. (The campus is now closing down, unfortunately, because of the pandemic, and we’ll have to go pick him up this weekend. But last week, we hadContinue reading “Photo Friday: Grand Caverns”

Photo Friday: College Cake

This is the big weekend. Saturday morning we’ll pick up our rental minivan, and then we’ll load it to the gills with everything needed for my son’s dorm room, and drive him down to college for the very first time. We couldn’t have a real party tonight, seeing as how we’re still in the middleContinue reading “Photo Friday: College Cake”

Photo Friday: Great Blue Heron

We’re still mostly stuck at home these days, waiting for the pandemic to run its course. We do try to take a walk outside each day. Tuesday was an odd day. A major tropical storm came through the area in the morning, with a ton of rain. And then, early in the afternoon, the rainContinue reading “Photo Friday: Great Blue Heron”