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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Blooming Wysteria!

Last night I hiked over to a piece of land that recently sold and discovered a huge Wysteria vine in full bloom. I hope that the host tree remains standing after the houses go in.

Thanks for the props and links Lenny (DC Art News). From the Purcellville Police Blotter April 17: "...a woman complained of an unknown person talking to her friend and claiming to be her".

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Pier geometry

Photograph of pier with interesting angles, shapes and lighting. , metal, wood and water.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

William's Gap revisit

As is often done with landscape photography, locations are shot again and again to obtain a perfect rendering. This particular location, along William's Gap that abuts the Blue Ridge, is one such place for me. Shooting in heavy mist and occasional rain yesterday brought satisfaction a little closer. While not perfect, I think it deserves a . Agree or disagree? Leave a comment...

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Name that draw bridge

Recent travels took me across this unique draw bridge somewhere along the east coast. Its long history connects two small towns divided by a deep river. Before the current incarnation, oxen were used to draw open a wooden version for ships. Can you name its location?

Thursday, April 20, 2006

The Loudoun Rockettes

Quite a lineup of At one point in time, they outnumbered the citizens of Loudoun county. The second one from the end has her eye on me. What the heck, she's more trim than some of my old girlfriends.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Spring is in the air

Spring officially arrived in nothern Virginia. The tree blooms are near peak, tulips dot the landscape with bright colors and the insects have returned. The Blue Ridge is changing from winter brown to the emerald and Granny Smith apple greens that are familiar this time of year. Gosh, it almost feel like today.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Round Hill Pasture

Once you get out of town, there are many pastures in the hidden corners of Round Hill. This particular location is north of town in the foothills of the . The late summer sun casts a wonderful light over the rolling green hills. Taken last year.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Stoney Point Road

This valley in northern is a beauty. It looks completely different in each of the four seasons. Two winters ago I stood here in thigh high snow snapping photos in freezing wind. This place is between the growth areas of Rt. 7 and Rt.9 where time still moves just a bit slower.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Last barn in town

This old barn has become a relic from another time. The old friend is beyond repair and is now surrounded by a chain link fence. stand where it's fields once lay. The close by stream still meanders without care.

Update 2/11 - This barn came down about a year later. Only the stone foundation remains today.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Tornado warning clouds

There were warnings all through Loudoun this evening. While no tornados touched down, we were treated to a spectacular sky show. My haze filter may have prevented the incredible blues from showing that appeared on the horizon, too bad as I've never seen that color in the sky before. The clouds shown here followed a heavy rainfall and impressive lightning. I've been hit by lightning before, but that's a story for a future entry.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Paris Virginia

Paris has no Eiffel tower but it sure is beautiful. This photo was taken from Sky Meadows state park under a cloudy but dramatic sky. About a ten minute hike from the parking lot affords this view from the blue trail. Another terrific natural resource available in northern Virginia.