Wednesday, November 25, 2009

water and ice

Tibble Fork Reservoir -
sliding on the ice with R and my brothers

[photo 3 by N. Roberts]

Sunday, November 22, 2009


We're in Utah now -- a quick visit before heading home to Hawaii. The last time I was here, it looked a bit like this.

Expecting big things this time around.

Friday, November 20, 2009

things we did

Virginia - Frying Pan Park I Herndon Depot Museum I Reston Zoo I Skyline Caverns I Foamhenge I Natural Bridge I Natural Bridge Zoo I Mount Vernon I The Art League I Udvar-Hazy Center I Virginia Beach I Colonial Williamsburg I Shenandoah National Park I Mount Trashmore Park I Manassas National Battlefield Park I Hampton History Museum

Indiana - family reunion I grandma I Tippecanoe River

Washington DC - Washington Monument I Lincoln Memorial I carousel on the national mall I National Museum of the American Indian I National Air & Space Museum I National Museum of Natural History I National Aquarium I Freer + Sackler Galleries I Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden I National Zoo I The White House I Vietnam Veterans Memorial I National WWII Memorial I Korean War Veterans Memorial I Arlington National Cemetery I Women in Military Service for American Memorial

New York - Times Square I Central Park I carriage ride I Central Park Zoo I Magnolia Bakery I Central Park Carousel I MoMA I St. Patrick's Cathedral I Ground Zero I Ellis Island I Statue of Liberty

Maryland - National Aquarium in Baltimore I Baltimore's Washington Monument I Ferdinand at Imagination Stage I Catoctin Mountain Park I house where mom lived I Kensington Antique Row

Pennsylvania - Gettysburg National Military Park I battlefield tour I Lincoln Train Museum I Explore & More I South Street I Philadelphia's Magic Gardens I Eye's Gallery I The Lion Potter

[photos 3 & 4 by R. Moncur]

Thursday, November 19, 2009

starry night

A couple nights ago I woke myself up at 3:00 am hoping to see a show of shooting stars. It was a total bust, however, because, while I did make it outside, when I got there the sky was too cloudy to make even one star visible. It's a sad tale, but this image taken by the hubble telescope is pretty darn neat.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

self portrait series

self portrait series
Could this possibly have anything to do with the previously mentioned frequency with which we tend to go through cameras?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

speaking of the zoo

Behold my most recently favorite thrifted item --
a collection of poems for children:

A Paper Zoo: A Collection of Animal Poems by Modern American Poets
selected by Renee Karol Weiss
illustrations by Ellen Raskin

Monday, November 16, 2009

field trip

Yesterday we went to the National Zoo which I now know is the best zoo forever and ever. Amen. We were there with a couple other families. It was perfect and sunny, and all the little kids like R the best.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

golden rain

Today we found it -
the best neighborhood for DC in the fall.

Friday, November 13, 2009

good luck out there

scary faces
Today is Friday the 13th so I found this scary photo from the LIFE archives for you. The caption reads, "Cartoonist Charles Addams experimenting with scary faces for his cartoon 'The Addams Family.'"

Were you scared?  Because I was very scared.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

almost a week

It's been almost a week since I posted, and there is nothing else to say. But doesn't this photo make you like autumn just a little bit more? It was taken by my good friend Julie and posted on her blog here.

Speaking of weeks, in one of them I'll be leaving Virginia and arriving in Utah where I will eat all the turkey and pie.

Monday, November 9, 2009

virginia has beaches

...and they made me miss home

Friday, November 6, 2009

a good day for a ride

This is Shenandoah National Park.

It is a lovely place but home to many deer and raccoons who will jump out to frighten you once it gets dark.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

falling for philly

Last Sunday:
any excuse for a day trip
and singing of the Fresh Prince theme song, says I

Monday, November 2, 2009

a pretty party frock

This and other good things as well --
in the shop as we speak.

52 weeks

52 weeks

two friends
an ocean apart
post one photo a week
with no rules or themes
and no idea what the other is up to.
in a year we'll see.
now we know.

A full explanation is here.
The complete set is here.