Posts tagged “photos”
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 [...]
The day before Antares launched, I was hanging around Wallops Visitor Center waiting for news on that day’s scrub, when I noticed one of the museum staff (Susan, the Educational Resources Coordinator) wearing what appeared to be a Space Shuttle Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU, or a spacesuit to put it simply). She had put it [...]
I’ll have more to write about the Antares A-ONE NASASocial event later, but for now, here was my view of the rocket launch itself, recorded from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility press site, 2.1 miles from Pad 0A. I used my NEX3 on a tripod, zoomed out for a wide angle view, with an ECMSST1 [...]
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 [...]
Sunday was bright and warm. At church in the morning we heard a message from Reverend Paula Dempsey of the Alliance of Baptists and sang an Emma Lou Diemer gradual. After a Thai lunch we walked down through DC to the National Gallery, stopping by the White House and the Renwick Gallery en route.
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.