Archive for March, 2012

Cherry Blossoms 2012

Peak bloom came early this year: March 18th, owing to the warm winter. That was Sunday, so right after church we went down to mingle with the tourist crowd for the standard afternoon of DC hanami. We don’t do a full circuit of the Tidal Basin anymore when we go to see the blossoms. Too […]

Air and Space Autostitch

While Amy had classes and workshops at the American Indian Museum and National Gallery a few weekends ago, I wandered around the Air and Space Museum with my iPhone and tried out Autostitch to get some wide-angle shots of Gallery 101 and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project: I also saw a couple of student orchestras play […]

NY/NJ for President’s Day

We’re at the New York Academy of Art for The Ones, an exhibit of work by alumni from 1991, 2001, and 2011. Amy’s turn to show work should be in five years for The Sixes, if this pattern keeps up. Studio tours follow, with Canadian student Cory Dixon showing us around. Lots of ecorches about, […]

Pandora Suffers Complications

There has been a side effect to Pandora’s health problems I had not anticipated: jaw dislocation. According to the vet, renal failure causes calcium-phosphorus imbalances that can lead to bones softening or changing shape. In Pandora’s case her jaw sometimes has these infrequent but alarming moments of orthopedic disengagement (don’t watch if you’re squeamish about […]