Posts filed under “photolog”
Amelia continues to do daily battle with the plush shark that previously drove her to Cute Overload fame. We originally got the shark at Manila Ocean Park, and it was a great travel pillow, but a much better cat toy. (For some reason Martha doesn’t care as much for the shark, or for any large [...]
Frivolous and surreal products in giant bulk containers at Costco: triumph of capitalism or indicator of materialistic empire in decline? I don’t know. I just want to eat hemp hearts with mandarin orange segments and follow it up with some probiotic and fiber gummies before driving off in a minivan with a fuzzy pink steering [...]
These young cherry trees near our apartment blossomed early, catching the last snow of the winter in late March: We visited the Tidal Basin that weekend to see if the DC blossoms had started, but there were only buds. I returned a week and a half later to find the blossoms at their peak. It [...]
I got this picture of Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS at 8PM on Tuesday, 12 March 2013, about 2 days after the comet’s closest approach to the sun. I couldn’t see it with the naked eye due to haze and glare from the sunset and bright suburban lights, but a six second exposure with a narrow [...]
Remember View-Masters? Well here are some “Animals in Viewer”: 44 Presidents of Ameirca! Benign Girl is apparently a common thing, and I’m wondering exactly what it was meant to be translated as by whoever was naming this line of dolls: Trans-Robot, a toy totally not intended to resemble a certain other transformable robot franchise: We [...]
Library of Congress had a Main Reading Room Open House event on President’s Day, so I dropped by to check it out. I got these panoramas of the Main Reading Room and the Great Hall: …while Human Understanding looked down from The Dome: The Main Reading Room was crowded with people all interested in seeing [...]
I took these three photos within five days of each other, from Jan 25 to Jan 30, 2013, at the outlet of Rock Creek and the C&O Canal to the Potomac River. (The outlet, a “gate to the water,” so to speak, gave rise to the name of those famous buildings in the background.) We [...]
First real accumulating snow came late this winter, starting deep into January of 2013. We got about a half inch. The cats were quite enthralled to watch from the bedroom window. Parts of the Georgetown waterfront were picturesque early in the day, though all the snow would melt and turn to muddied, slushy footprints later.
Spent Christmas in New Jersey with Amy’s family. Darth Vader and Yoda were on the Christmas tree.
We’ve had a few mornings of dense fog around DC and North Virginia. Once upon a time I would have taken the opportunity to walk around and get another photoset like this one of DC in fog from 2006, but for now we take what we can get. And not related to fog, but I [...]