March 3, 2015

The Trostle Barn

This is a picture I took some years ago at Gettysburg and posted on my Civil War Field  Trips website. I'm posting it now to share with The Barn Collective.

March 2, 2015

Panda Mural

Many Chinese restaurants have murals. These pandas and bamboo trees are painted directly on the diagonal board paneling.

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March 1, 2015

Atrium, Rainy Afternoon

atrium of museum

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Theme: Aging


City Daily Photo has a monthly theme day and today the theme is Aging.

I was not thrilled with the subject because it's a concern when you are my age, not so much because I look older but because I feel older. And there is a limit to what I can do about it.

I decided to borrow these figures from my sister-in-law's book shelf and set them up together on her table. The juxtaposition shows the young person contemplating the older, who must look ancient to her. But before she knows it, the reality of aging will fall upon her too.

February 26, 2015

February 25, 2015

Flash's Meme

Sunny Signs of Creativity

Warehouse Art, Luray, Virginia

The Warehouse Art Gallery is an intriguing place to visit on a weekend, as long as the weather is not extreme. Most of it is not heated or cooled. 

The last image shows a parking spot across the street at the town's Visitor Center. Frank pointed out to me that the wheelchair image is built into the brick pattern. 

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February 23, 2015

Random Winter Shots

Good, Random,  and Fun

wall with muralIt's good to be indoors on a cold day, and a mural in a store is a nice surprise! This one's in Winchester. 

My random picture is a snapshot of bridge construction in Front Royal. The project is pretty much paused by the snow.

squirrel eating seed

This squirrel appears to be having fun eating the bird food. He managed to unhook the seed bell and now he's finishing it off at leisure.

Meanwhile, look who's watching him (below)!

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February 22, 2015

Frozen Lake this Evening

Sometimes I do things at the last minute, like posting one more set of photos just before midnight, or feeding the birds just before sunset. When I went out at 5:30 this afternoon to fill a bird feeder, I took my camera because the sky was pretty. The deepening colors of dusk were highlighted by glowing jet trails. We live under the route that planes from Dulles Airport take to head west so we see many planes overhead and their vapor trails. 

I saved this second image in monochrome for Black and White Weekend. They spotlighted my photo of two geese from last week. I'm also linking to Sundays in My City.

This final image is in color but the palette is limited. The lake is partially frozen, with snow resting on ice.

Stines Chapel, 1903

 Stines Chapel is in Winchester, Virginia near the Trex Building. 

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Our Pileated Guest

Here's the pileated woodpecker showing off her red crest in the sunshine. She doesn't visit us very often; at least, we don't see her if she does. These large birds are rather shy.

The female does not have the red stripe on the face that the male has. A male one used to visit our yard when we lived in Basye.
Hylatomus pileatus
By the way, today was sunny and somewhat warm. Some of yesterday's snow melted and we were able to drive to the store, thanks in part to a neighbor boy who shoveled a wide path in our driveway late yesterday.

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