Monthly Archives: February 2012

Walkabout(s)! Trains. Submarines. Old Town Alexandria

Yesterday I jumped on a train (well, not jump) and went to Newport News. I was going to walk around for a few hours while Kirsten finished classes. But then, the classes were cancelled and the weather service put out a severe storm alert. So…not much of a walkabout but when I left the train […]

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Early Sign of Spring or Just Random Dash of Color & Beauty?

On my walkabout in the Gardens, I glimpsed a splash of color,  looked into a thicket and saw an individual flower seemingly attached to a small tree. The flower was the size of a quarter and probably would  not normally have been visible but the weather was bleak, the bushes and trees all around were […]

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Chris - February 25, 2012 - 5:09 pm

How extraordinary!!! It looks a bit like a dogwood flower but maybe too pink for that. Who knows……but it’s just lovely and leave it to you to find it!! 🙂

Winter? Hmmm, maybe. But right now, just cold rain.

I went out in the rain to take a couple of shots. Actually the weather is very nice compared to normal winters. We’ve got temps in the upper 30s and 40s and just a gentle drizzle. If the temp was low, we’d have lots of snow but it’s not and so we don’t. Did a […]

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Chris - February 25, 2012 - 5:11 pm

A Camellia bud about to open! I wish I could grow them here but I don’t have a shady spot & they need one! I HAVE to know what that strange “bat” flower is! That’s the strangest thing I ever saw!!! I feel an online search coming on!! Beautiful pix!!

National Cathedral At Night

While I was wandering about downtown, I walked about the grounds of The National Cathedral. I didn’t know that the grounds were closed. Really! I entered a little door labeled “Bishops Garden” and walked about. I left through another door and saw the sign “Closed at Dark.” Oh well. Sorry. The garden took me around […]

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Chris - February 25, 2012 - 5:27 pm

Fixing the quake damage? Thank goodness it wasn’t any worse than it was. It’s a beautiful building. Nice shot!

Memorial Bridge – Washington D.C.

Last night I was downtown and tried to get back in the groove. I think I am gaining some momentum–I made lots of mistakes, rookie mistakes, like forgetting to adjust my settings for the bright background of the memorials. I need more practice…more time with my camera. I know that the next generation just came […]

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Chris - February 25, 2012 - 5:30 pm

I LOVE the blur!!! What a unique shot!!! The statues on the left came out…..one gold, one green-ish and the bases are gray & aqua! Love it!!!

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