Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Seeking A Little Light


Playing around with editing. Sometimes I feel like these flowers, turning and turning, seeking the sun, only to find it's a cloudy day.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Book Festival: A Well Placed Banner


This was the view on the mall in D.C. during the National Book Festival. If you want to see my description of the day, you can read about it (and see more photos) here on my writing blog.

I didn't take my good camera with me. Instead, I took an old camera that is lighter and easier to carry. As a result my pictures are much grainier than I'd like, and the color isn't quite as vibrant. I was kicking myself when I downloaded them, but then I remembered why I took the old one: the day was about running to and fro catching up with authors and not about trying to capture the perfect photo opportunity.

Sometimes my two worlds (writing and photography) collide well, and sometimes I just have to choose or I don't enjoy either one. This was one of those choosing moments.

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Glimpse of Tomorrow


Tomorrow I'll be walking the grass mall in front of our country's Capital with thousands of others to listen to dozens of authors talk about their books and about why and how they write. I went last year, and it's an incredible feeling to be amongst so many people who love the written word. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fog-rise


This photo would have been much better if A) I hadn't taken it through a car window B) that car hadn't been going 50 miles per hour and C) I'd set the ISO lower. But, when you're going 50mph and you come across this speeding by, you take what you can get. :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Up Too Early


I drove up the driveway last week after dropping my son off at the bus stop and the sun was streaming through the trees in such a way that the rays looked practically solid. I ran in and grabbed my camera, but when I came back this was all that was left.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

All Bite and No Bark


At the National Zoo. I think he was yawning, but the way he's looking at me out of the corner of his eye says perhaps he had something else in mind.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Start of Depression


The geese flying south past our house is always cause for mourning for my husband. Summer is gone. The cold is on its way.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Behind the Curve

It's already September and some of our leaves are changing, but this guy is just starting his life. Is that where the term "late bloomer" came from?


Friday, September 10, 2010

It's Back To School!!

On Tuesday, a cable worker came to bury some cables at the end of our driveway and snipped our telephone wires in the process, leaving me without internet for the past three days. (You can read all about that trauma here.) Since I didn't get a chance to post my "In honor of school starting" photos one by one, I'm posting some of my favorites all in one.

Ahh... the smell of crayons and pencil shavings!











Happy fall!!

Friday, September 3, 2010