Wednesday, June 28, 2006

rainy not rushing anywhere traffic

It has been raining so that the old man must be in a coma by now. It is sunny at the moment, but for how long I have no idea. Yesterday, during what is so falsly called "rush hour" traffic (not much rushing happening) I took these pictures from my window. It isn't as crisp as I would have liked, seeing as I took them through the screen. I wanted to go to the roof to take more pictures, but then I would have been wet. Actually, the real reason I didn't go to the roof is because I was waiting for my groceries to be delivered. (I shamefully admit it!) I never thought I'd be having my groceries delivered, but I have been needing some heavy things (rice milk, soy milk, 10 pounds of potatoes.. and them some) and with the rain falling as it has (torrential downpours without much warning!) I swallowed my pride and decided to do what many other city dwellers do and have my groceries delivered. It really is far too easy.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

sweet dreams

Monday, June 26, 2006

looking through

The Courtyard Marriot in Scott Circle has a small structure that acts as a fence or median. It stands between the sidewalk and the rounded driveway. We were out walking and I glanced up and saw it from this angle. I liked what I saw, so I stopped and took this picture.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

rainy sunday brunch

Friday, June 23, 2006


I'm kind of cheating here... since I took this one on the Appalacian Trail in Shenandoah National park.. but it's Friday.. and this is what I want to post.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

pink frosting petals

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

just above 9th & E

Monday, June 19, 2006

windows & patterns

As we were driving home from our trip to Shenandoah, on the very last leg of the trip, we drove past The Warner Theater. The pattern of The Warner and the windows in the building to the right of The Warner caught my eye. Thanks to a quick red light, I grabbed this shot. You can see another one here
Personally, I find it hard to regard The Warner as "Washington, D.C.'s leading performing arts venue" when they are showing such shows as "Barbie Live in Fairytopia." I suppose I'll just be grateful that my daughter doesn't know it is playing!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Evacuated from the Canadian Embassy area

Last Wednesday, the kids and I were lunching in the park near the Canadian Embassy. I noticed a few fire trucks and ambulances on the street sandwiched between the Canadian Embassy and the courts. The area was being cleared away for some reason, police tape was put up and we were asked to leave the park. At least we had already finished our lunch!

I snapped this picture as we walked away.

I'm assuming it was some sort of training, but I don't really know. We left town Thursday morning for another break away from the world stay at Shenandoah National Park. If you haven't been, I highly recommend it!


Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Sculpture at the National gallery of Art

Monday, June 12, 2006

Hungry Tree!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

12th & Eye Street NW

This is another view of the building on 12th & Eye street that I posted in a previous daily blog. -- Eye Street, by the way, is actually the letter I street, but many places use the word "eye" although you just have to know that and probably won't find it as "eye" on mapquest! (how is that for a little 'insider' knowledge for you). I took this shot today from the bottom of the building. Construction is still underway. A few different angles can be seen here.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Another Metro Moment ~ Gallery Place/ China Town

Many of the metro stations in DC really do look a lot alike. There is a metro tour that I have been meaning to take. In the mean time, you all are stuck viewing the underground as I do! Actually, this particular stop had some bright, neon wall art. I took another shot that I shall share soon.

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Friday, June 09, 2006

a glimpse of city life~

Once a year our building is visited by these creatures. As a city dweller, we enjoy watching window washers on buildings through out the city. It is far more exciting to watch it from the inside out! (unless you are a cat, then it's a quite a fearful event!)

Thursday, June 08, 2006

The Spirit of Haida Gwaii

This sculpture is located outside of the Canadian Embassy. more later....

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Old & New

This photograph was taken on 10th and G, near the MLK branch of the DC public library. It is also near Ford's Theater and many other places of historical signifigance.

Monday, June 05, 2006

IT happens!

Today we went up to the National Geographic Museum. Am I a total geek for admitting that I get a little (okay, a lot) awestruck being so near to THE National Geographic Society???? It is pretty close to our apartment, and the perfect place to take visiting relatives who don't quite have the stamina to walk to the mall and experience all the wonderful things that the Smithsonians offer.
This car was parked on the street. The kids thought maybe someone famous drove the car. I just laughed and took the picture.

"When the water gets too deep, become a fish!"

Scott Circle at the beginning of June

This was taken from the roof over the weekend. You can see the subtle differences of time and seasonby comparing it with this rainy day in April.

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Saturday, June 03, 2006

Crane at the Post

This crane is the same crane pretending to be the Washington monument in the previous post. It is in a space next to the Washington Post where construction is under way on a new building. This was taken from the roof of my building. You can see the Washingon Monument and the Jefferson Memorial as well as what I've come to think of as the monument to growth in this city... the ever present crane.... known to some as an "eyesore". Personally, I don't mind the cranes, and enjoy spotting them while I go about my day.


Thursday, June 01, 2006

Washington Monument gets a brand new look!

This morning when I looked out the window I was surprised to see the new and ??improved?? Washington Monument!

I think it is in honor of all the growth going on in DC. I've mentioned before the fact that nearly everywhere you look you can see a crane building "the city's finest" condo or office building. So it was only a matter of time before everything got a whole new look. Where better to start than with the Washington Monument???!!!

Seriously, this is just a crane at an odd angle. I looked out my window and was surprised to see how much it looked like the Washington Monument, and so I grabbed my camera, and promptly the crane began to move. Soon it resumed this position and I grabbed my camera (again!) and captured this one for you all to see.