Friday, May 28, 2010


Laying the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington Cemetery

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

For Those Who Served

This coming weekend is Memorial day here. Arlington Cemetery is a quick metro trip from my house, and I love the peace and sadness of the gorgeous rolling landscapes and solemn white stones. Over this weekend, flags go up on every gravesite. It never fails to choke me up.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Miniature Forest

I suspect that stock photography sites might deem this as "uninteresting," but I like the color and the way it seems to go on forever.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Little Birds All In A Row

From the Joint Service Air Show at Andrews Air Force Base, May 14, 2010. Blue Angels.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


From the Joint Service Air Show at Andrews Air Force Base, May 14, 2010. Army Golden Knights jump tandem and fly the MIA flag.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Steel Diamond

From the Joint Service Air Show at Andrews Air Force Base, May 14, 2010. The Blue Angels in Diamond formation.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I had a photo outing scheduled with a friend: a rare and exciting chance for the two of us to go hunting in the recesses of suburban ugliness and find something gorgeous.

And then the throwing up began. By my children, not me and my friend.

So the outing was canceled and I was limited to what I could find in my house and outside my front door. What I loved is that several hours after I took this, my friend sent a picture that she'd taken outside her front door. And it looked just like this.

So there is beauty. Even in the midst of stomach flus.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Ready and Waiting

I'd like to say we are ready and waiting for the pool to open up. Or to go to the beach. Either of which would be highly preferable to the real reason these towels are stacked on the floor in a patch of sunlight.

Our house has been hit with the stomach flu. Three kids, three bouts of sickness, six days of being homebound, one very tired mom.

When someone gets sick in our house, we coat the beds, the floor, the couch with old beach towels. It's a blanket of protection, so to speak. Or just a way of getting a little bit of color in an otherwise dreary day.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Preppy Pretty

This is my new favorite flower picture. I took it yesterday when I was stuck inside with sick kids. The geranium plant sits on my windowsill and was given to me by a friend during a very tough time, with a card that reminded me that tough times will pass.

The flowers aren't that pretty until you get close up. I didn't expect this to be a great picture when I took it, but I loved how the colors and the soft edges turned out. Gotta love a macro lens!