24 April 2007

Taking A Break

I am taking a break for an unspecified amount of time. I have done over 100 pictures which was my original goal. I love photography and I have had a great time sharing it. I am planning on returning I just need to take some time to read a good book and to not have to think about posting a picture. Thank you to all who have visited and left comments. I will be posting again soon.

Au revoir


21 April 2007

Another Perspective

This is another shot from the top of the Washington monument in Washington D.C. This the world famous White House!!! My previous post of the Lincoln memorial would be to the left if you can envision that.

20 April 2007

Someone Special

This was taken in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. There is a large number of steps that lead down to the river so I am shooting looking up towards Ann. A very simple shot but I like it probably because we had a great evening and the sunset was beautiful, what more can I say Ann is a lot of fun to be with.

19 April 2007

Washington Monument Base

I think the title pretty much covers what I would say about this picture. Oh, there are 50 flags, one for each state!!

18 April 2007

My 100th Post!!!!

Well I made it-I have posted 100 photographs on my blog every single day without missing one. I want to thank everyone who has stopped by to look at my pictures.
This being my 100th picture it grabbed my attention because of the nice warm light, dark red frame and of course the elephant!!! Abstract is what I enjoy shooting the most, thanks again!!

17 April 2007

The World Passing By

This is Violet looking at the great outdoors-she is also known as Sneaky Pete because she likes to sneak out the door so fast you don't even realize it. Ah so close to the outdoors yet so far away!!!

16 April 2007

View From Up High

This is the view from the top of the Washington monument looking at Virginia which is on the other side of the Potomac river. The Lincoln memorial is at the very end and the World War II memorial is the circular stone structure down towards the bottom middle of the photograph.

15 April 2007

Washington Monument

This is the Washington monument in Washington D.C. The white stone of the monument and the blue sky were just amazing when I took this picture.

14 April 2007


Continuing on my flag theme this shot was taken at the base of The Washington monument in Washington D.C. The Flags actually go around the entire base, 50 in total.

13 April 2007

U.S. Capitol Window

As I was making my way up to the top of the dome of the U.S. Capitol building I went past this window and saw the U.S. flag flapping in the wind. I really like window shots such as this photo especially when the glass is old and wavy.

12 April 2007

Smokey the Cat

This is my diabetic cat Smokey. He gets 2 shots a day to help keep his blood sugar in line, of course I can't say much last year I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes--I digress.... I like this picture because he looks as though he is pondering the great out doors from 10 floors up. He also looks a bit funny as I take the shaver to both of my cats because their fur is just way too long!!!

11 April 2007

U.S. Capitol Rotunda & Sky

A while back I got the opportunity to go on a tour of the U.S. Capitol building. This was not the average tour, it was a tour of the dome and the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building. This was one of the photographs that I walked away with. This was taken at almost the top of the capitol building and as high as we could go!!

10 April 2007

Cherry Blossoms & The Washington Monument

I really like this picture of the Cherry blossoms and the Washington monument. I could not seem to get a shot off that didn't include people--but I still like the picture.

09 April 2007

Baby Cherry Trees

These are the future Cherry trees to be planted around the tidal basin. Someday their glory will be like their larger counter parts in the background!! Big and beautiful!!

08 April 2007


Last Week when I went to take pictures of the Cherry blossoms this is what I got. The sun rising over the Jefferson memorial in front of the tidal basin. Sometimes luck plays a part in what you capture and this was one of those moments.

07 April 2007

Fire Side Chat

I took this photo at the FDR memorial in Washington D.C. This bronze statue represents the fire side chats (as they were called) that were given by Franklin Roosevelt during WWII. He would update them on the status of the war since CNN had yet to be invented!!! Notice where all the kids are sitting on this sculpture--his knees are well worn!!

06 April 2007

FDR Memorial--Bread Line

This is another image from the FDR memorial. These bronze statues represent the Great Depression in the United States right before and leading into WWII. If it had not been for WWII who knows how long the depression would have lasted here in the U.S. Of course when I look at this image it can be hard to feel the loss and pain when the cherry blossoms look so beautiful in the background!!!

05 April 2007

More of the FDR Memorial

Take a good look at each of the tiles depicting a different scene. I think they are all pretty interesting and I love the different colors caused by weathering.

04 April 2007

Brick Tree

I am always looking for an interesting picture and I think I found it when I got this shot. I find myself looking at buildings, reflections people and light more than I ever have before. I guess all that looking finally paid of!!!

03 April 2007

Cherry Blossoms No. 1

Every year in Washington D.C. the Cheery blossoms come out and of course so do the tourists. This picture was taken at the tidal basin with the Jefferson memorial in the background. I also took this shot to show how many people were out taking pictures and this does not even represent it very accurately. If you include me there are 6 people taking pictures from this one spot. I hope to get some closer pictures of the Cherry blossoms today. When I took this picture they were not at their peek yet. We shall see!!!

02 April 2007

01 April 2007

FDR Memorial

I was in Washington D.C. this morning taking pictures of the cherry blossoms. While they are not at their peak yet they were quite beautiful. If you decide to visit D.C. during the cherry blossom time go early, otherwise you may not really enjoy it--too many people!! This picture above is from the Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorial which is right by the tidal basin and all the cherry blossoms hence the reason I was able to get this cool picture. Hopefully tomorrow I will be posting a cherry blossom picture but until then enjoy this picture.