Thursday, November 30, 2006

little and old

This building is near Ford's Theatre. It has been boarded up for at least a year.


I don't know if this is going to post, as blogger has not been cooperating with me lately. I'm thinking it may be time for a new address!!!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

all gone!

I walked by the church today and discovered that this tree is now bare.

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Monday, November 27, 2006

from a little farther away

Sunday, November 26, 2006

always a sucker for leaves....

I had to stop when I saw how the sun just lit up the last leaves that were still clinging to this little tree. It is on 15th street in front of a church between O & P streets. I took quite a few pictures. What I like about this one, besides the leaves themself, is the blurred lamp post that hints of city in the background.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Cirque de Soleil

It was a fabulous show and one which we highly recommend. I think we all wanted to run away with the circus after watching the performance!

Monday, November 20, 2006

another view of the National Museum of the American Indian

Sunday, November 19, 2006

National Museum of the American Indian

I love this building. It is the National Museum of The American Indian . The building look smore like a cliff face than a museum. And I love the way they have used the landscaping around it by planting things to represent the earth. More on that another time.

Friday, November 17, 2006

another path

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

creative crosswalk

I have no idea what the signifigance this crosswalk holds. It is located in DC on fourteenth street NW and R (I believe). We were out walking when they were creating this pattern. It was interesting to see, but unfortunately that was the time I forgot to bring my camera. We went back up to get a picture of the finished product to share with you here. Do you have any interesting crosswalks in your area?

Sunday, November 12, 2006

one path

One of the things I love about this country are the National Parks and, thankfully, DC is so close to many. This path in Turkey Run Park, is one of many found along the Patomac Heritage Trail.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Gee Wiz!


Seeing this in the window of a restaurant does not evoke confidence in the cuisine... Or is it just me???

This is a from a restaurant in Georgetown.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

National City Christian Church and other thoughts

This church is in Thomas Circle. I was surprised to find that the National City Christian Church has its own webpage, but I suppose that is the age in which we live. I walk by this church a lot. I can look at the steeple from the roof of my building. It is a grand structure, and really, I didn't do it justice. The steps (not visible from the angle I chose to shoot) make me want to lounge in the sun eating a pretzel from a street vender, or snacks from my overladen backpack, taking a well deserved rest ... And people watch. Unfortunately, there is no pretzel vender near by, and most of the people are driving through Thomas Circle. Honestly, I think all big stone steps remind me of The Art Institute in Chicago, the natural history museums in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago,or the Met in NY. Grand stone steps are a place to sit and revel in a day well spent... hours in a museum, or in the marktplatz, or trying to soak up as much of Paris as is possible...

Those are moments of pure joy, utterly exhausted and so very alive.

-- exhausted is good, great, grand.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Next to the Washington Post Building ~ 2

On October 17th I posted another picture of this building, which is located right next to the Washington Post Building. My kids think it is kind of cool to live near the place where the comics are printed, even thought my son doesn't always approve of the KidsPostcontent.

Personally, I just love that he has an opinion on the matter! ;)

Sunday, November 05, 2006


I reallly love this season. I love the food, the weather, the holiday cheer that permeates everything!

I took this picture at Homestead Farm where we got our Halloween pumpkins. We ate some of the fruit of that day's work for breakfast this morning. We had baked apples with granola, and yummy oatmeal pumpkin muffins. Did I mention that I LOVE the foods of this season??? ;)

My son picked a 25 lb pumpkin this year. To me this was a sure sign he is growing up. He used to look for the smaller pumpkins. The ones that were 'his size'. Not this year. Twenty Five Pounds!!! He designed his jack-o-lantern to look like Jack Skellington, King of Halloweentown.
It was HUGE... and will provide us much pumpkin mush well into the new year. My daughter made a cat.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Big Monkey in Georgetown!!!!

This is my son's all time favorite place to visit when we go to Georgetown!