Thursday, July 28, 2016

April Showers and Flowers

I'm sorry it has been so long since my last post.  I've been gone a lot this summer, and I'm back with lots of new things to show you.  But first, I have to get through the backlog of photos from earlier this year, including this one from April.  We are surrounded by summer's lushness now, but remember when it was just warming up and you were wearing sweatshirts and raincoats and were just so so so happy to see spring's first flowers?  That's how I felt about these little white buds.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Echo Farm, Shortly Before the Rain

Last summer we were driving around in Western Pennsylvania and came upon a place called Echo.  There was a long dirt road, this abandoned farm house, and overgrown fields as far as the eye could see.  Storm clouds were rolling in, and I remember getting that particular feeling you notice only when the pressure drops.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Little Red Riding Hood

My little assistant humored me by pretending to be Little Red Riding Hood a few days ago. The wild phlox was in bloom along a little wooded path but she was too interested in the content of the basket (candy!) to pick the flowers. 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Lincoln Memorial

We walked around DC our first evening, looking at the monuments.  We were not alone - so many flocked to see them lit up, each a beacon in the night, reminding us of our best moments in American history.  

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

DC Metro

A few weekends ago we took a quick trip to Washington, D.C.  I have not spent much time in the subway, of any city, and as soon as we descended, I was taken with the architecture and the play of light.  I could have spent hours there with my camera, but had only a few minutes.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Briar Rose

Of all the Disney movies, this little girl loves Sleeping Beauty best.  And she loves to dress up in costumes.  When I found this dress that my mother had made for me, I thought it resembled the one Briar Rose wears when she lives in the forest.  I think my mother must have gotten the idea from there.  It was important to me that I photograph it, and luckily my assistant was ready and willing to play along.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Bennett Street

My sister and I drove around Charleston looking for Bennett Street, since that's our family name.  We found it just after dark.