Year and a Half in Review

July 26, 2013  •  1 Comment

It has been a while since I've written. After moving back to D.C. in January 2011 it was my intention to share a Year in Review as a way to keep my LA friends in touch and reconnect with my East Coast friends.  *  I have been here now, oh God!, two and a half years and I've done it only once. So to mark the beginning of my new blog site, here it is. At an image a month this will cover the last 19 months!  Not only a way to share myself with those who are in my life but a great photography exercise in editing. I hope you enjoy the tour! I miss you, L.A., but D.C. is treating me just fine ;-)

January 2012

I had forgotten about Geese.  This area fills up with them.  They are hanging out in the fields of the University Campus, the Metro, next to freeways - they are wonderful and for a good chunk of time, everywhere! 

Lake Artemesia, Greenbelt, MD.

February 2012

My mom loves walking.  And at 82, it's a good thing to keep doing. The creek is nearby and quite beautiful. She's a bit goofy in front of the camera.  It is rare to get a pic of her not acting up!  This one isn't so bad.

Anacostia Tributary, Paint Branch Stream, Hyattsville, MD

March 2012

Spring! A truly beautiful time here.  This year the blossoms came early.  Walking around the Tidal Basin is a Spring tradition.

Cherry Blossoms at Dusk, Tidal Basin, Washington, D.C.

 

April 2012

Self Portrait - Reconnecting with long ago friends and riding along the Potomac River on the George Washington Parkway.

Key Bridge over the Potomac, DC/VA

May 2012

Once or twice a year The National Cathedral holds a Bell Tower Tour. With repairs going on from the VA Earthquake, I was lucky to get there.  After climbing and climbing I was right under the stain glass rose - Incredible!

National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

June 2012

As a little girl this stunning building was my Sunday Church. I always knew it as The Shrine. Now it is called . . .

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (!)

Washington, D.C.

July 2012

I miss all my LA hiking. So I joined a hobby group to get to know the hiking area. It was a lovely day that ended with me alone, lost and chatting with a very odd fellow with eyes lit up in a super creepy way. Ha! What a memory!

Bull Run Mountain, VA

August 2012

An adventurous photo group I joined loves finding odd and gritty places to tour and photograph. This jail had been part of the system since 1879. It closed and it's bits and pieces were harvested for reuse in the newer jail built next door.  Old, rundown and scary, even as a visitor.

Jessup Correctional Institution, MD

See the entire set on Flickr.

September 2012

On assignment for a Transportation Consulting Firm working for Virginia Railway Express (VRE). Twice a year they run very serious Emergency Drills. The event actually took place in October but we spent most of September planning for it. Fire & Rescue, Police, HazMat, Fire, EMTs, guests and volunteers acting as victims - It was an incredible morning!

VRE, Fairfax, VA

October 2012

Not too bad for a pic with my phone, I think. I've always wanted to make a corset.  This is it!  My very first one - black and ivory satin.  It took way longer than it should.  Wearing it was an experience - great for the posture but it sure does take your breath away.

Sewing Room

November 2012

SNOOPY ELLA!  Found in a neighbor's back yard, wet and alone, this little girl has been the most amazing addition to my Mom's life (and mine).  Mom has always had big dogs. But the Universe knew that this little black Chihuahua Mix was exactly who she needed.

Home

December 2012

Christmas time brings forth all sorts of displays and exhibits.  This replica of the Capitol was part of an exhibition by Paul Busse of Applied Imagination.  Made entirely of dried plant life, it was stunning!

United States Botanic Garden, Washington, D.C.

January 2013

Such a great way to begin the year - a photo trip to this beautiful cemetery in Washington, D.C.  Incorporated by Congress in 1849, it is still in use.

Oak Hill Cemetery, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

February 2013

On assignment for the Maryland National Capital Parks & Planning Commission.  Each year the Youth Services group sponsors a Teen Cotillion.  These 32 teens are part of A 20 week program teaching them about the possibilities for their adult life. The season ends with a spectacular Formal Cotillion where the kids dance with their parents and each other as young men and women.

MNCPPC, Suitland, MD

March 2013

Unseasonably warm, this morning was spent at Mount Calvert House.  This view was home to American Indians, a colonial town, a tobacco plantation and witness to British Ships during the War of 1812.

Upper Marlboro, MD

April 2013

This was a super special day. The fella in my life met a dear friend in town from Vegas. We are all in this pic! Neither of them are too into history but let me share with them my favorite place . . .the home of George Washington.

Mount Vernon, Alexandria, VA

May 2013

On assignment - Cotillion! So many proud moms and dads. White satin dresses, gloves, tiaras, tuxes, boutonnieres - a lovely family day.

MNCPPC, Greenbelt, MD

June 2013

Biking in D.C. is a surprisingly easy activity. This beautiful Heron was trolling for his supper. This is about 3 moments before he stuck his head in that green muck and pulled out a tasty tiny fish.

C&O Canal, Clara Barton Parkway, Washington, D.C.

July 2013

After coming back from a weekend commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, we took the very scenic route home.  Maryland is a truly beautiful state.

Northern Maryland

 

 

 

 

 


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