I don’t know how many degrees above normal our region has been during this winter, but we normally don’t see daffodils at this stage of growth for another month and a half at least.
Tag Archives: Landscape
Adieu 2016. We hardly knew ye…
Here — in no special order — are the very best images I shared with you during the past twelve months. They include digital and film photographs, both color and monochrome — from rangefinder film cameras, various film and digital point-and-shoots, and iPhones (the specifics are in the captions of each image). Continue Reading →
We live near Washington, DC… but most people don’t realize that this region isn’t yet a megalopolis like other major urban centers; i.e., New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, etc. The really dense areas of the DC region are generally contained within the 20-mile diameter of the Washington Beltway, although urban blight has slowly been creeping out to the suburbs and rural areas beyond since the mid-1970’s. The small community where we live is in the middle of a designated agricultural zone, part of which you see in this image.
Will it remain this way forever? Sadly, no. Continue Reading →
Butch Hill is the name of the short brown summit to the right of this frame; one of the summits to the far left in the distance is Bloody Dick Peak, so named for an Englishman that said “bloody” a lot, while living in the area during the 1860’s (I just learned this tidbit while researching place names for this post). Continue Reading →
I visited DC last week, to attend a business meeting near the White House. As usual, I arrived very early so I could get some quality photo time in before the meeting began, so I wandered around The Mall and checked out how things were progressing for the upcoming inauguration. Continue Reading →
I can’t imagine stumbling across this on a dark and stormy night, after tying one on at watering hole some distance away and trying to make my way home. Shudder…
Our recent road trip through Montana was filled with such delights… snow-capped mountains, long glacial valleys, big skies, and — in many places — no one else except for us. This image above, for example, was taken along US Route 93, just north of Kicking Horse Reservoir. And as you can see, there wasn’t another soul visible for miles. It makes for a wonderful, restful, and welcoming respite (and there were honey bees!) from the hectic pressure-cooker pace of our normal life back in Maryland. Continue Reading →
My barber gave me pause the other day.
I was getting trimmed up for our annual family gathering on Thanksgiving (today), and I decided I was going to engage him in conversation. Mind you, I’ve been going to this barbershop for about ten years now and have had this specific barber cut my hair on a number of those occasions — yet I’d never heard him say more than just a few words per visit. I didn’t know if he was reserved, introverted, or simply a man of few words, but I wanted to connect with him. Continue Reading →
Tiny 35mm film cameras can seriously rock, as revealed by the image above.
I’ve always been a fan of little cameras — and have previously said so here, and here. So just how “little” is a little camera? Not much bigger than the palm of your hand. Don’t believe me? Check out the image below. Continue Reading →
Just so everyone understands — “au revoir” means I’ll see you again… it does not mean I’m never coming back. My intent is to share images when I feel like it now, and not feeling internally required to do so. I think this will make for better images and improved posts over time.
At any rate, this is not an “I’m back”; this is “I never left, but needed a break and will be doing things differently now”.