Friday Photo: Overlook in Shenandoah National Park

Overlook in Shenandoah National Park

This is a lovely photo from the autumn here in Virginia as I just returned to work and life back in the US after my time in Jordan.  As we dig ourselves out of the snow here in Virginia, this seems like a lifetime apart from the weather and days we are experience now.  I’m in the process of moving to Virginia for at least the time being, not sure … [Read more...]

Photo Essay: Visiting Ice at the Gaylord National Hotel

Ice Display - Gaylord National Hotel

I had no intentions of visiting the Ice display at the Gaylord National Hotel.  But one of my friends had a friend visiting and they already purchased tickets and I figured I should probably go along and what it is all about.  Annually the hotel hosts an ice display that I had heard about for a few years now living in the DC area and didn’t think … [Read more...]

Friday Photo: Wizard Island – Crater Lake

Wizard Island - Crater Lake, Oregon

I was sent out in California on a job for several months.  We stopped our work for a few days due to some unrelated work going on so I soon found myself with a few days with nothing to do.  With little more than a map of California, a rental car, some clothes, a bottle of mountain dew, and a few snacks I headed north with little more than the … [Read more...]

Friday Photo: Inspired by the Desert

Joshua Tree National Park - California, USA

I’m horrible at naming posts. I feel like that is my weakest blogging problem.  Ok there are probably other larger problems.  This is not a recent photo actually, but I was thinking about this as I was talking to a friend about National Parks that are now closed due to this ongoing government shutdown.  I’ll try to get a few photos of “shutdown” … [Read more...]

Best Places to view Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC

Cherry Blossoms - DC

One of the most beautiful times to be here in DC is during the Cherry Blossom Festival.  The thousands of cherry trees that dot the landscape came here as a gift of friendship from the nation of Japan in the year 1912 (2,000 cherry trees arrived earlier but were sadly destroyed due to insect infestation).  There is over a hundred years of history … [Read more...]

Friday Photo: DC Cherry Blossoms

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One of my favorite times of the year is spring time, when after the cold winter things start to bloom again.  I first truly experienced the beauty of the cherry blossoms several years ago in Japan on one of my trips through there and really started to characterize spring around them.  They are so beautiful, yet so fragile, so vibrant, yet live for … [Read more...]