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Winter Solstice

I like the idea of the winter solstice. It always sounds so cozy, the dark of winter under the snow, before the sun returns to the world for the spring. This year’s solstice isn’t quite that cozy—it’s about 50º and rainy here in Chicago today.

This time of year, I always like to think about the winters I’ve spent (more…)

Kai, et al.

Wrapping up the excursion with my family to Lake of the Woods, we have the photos I took of the family dorg and friends. It was a good day for photos, with bright sunshine early while I walked around in the woods, becoming diffuse as we got back out to the manicured garden. While we were meandering down the trail, a herd of deer surprised us by running across the clearing. (more…)

Turtle Sun Day

Monday had some incredible weather for mid-March – at least 70º and sunny. I went to the Pandapas Pond trails and found that all the turtles were out enjoying it too. It was warm enough that I stopped at the store on the way back and got ice cream to cool off! Having my new zoom lens for days like this is really great, since it allows me to take (more…)

Photos with Mom

My mom was in Blacksburg recently to hang out with me, and we ended up enjoying the gorgeous weather by going out walking with our cameras. Saturday we went to the Pandapas Pond trail and saw a couple of horses out on the trail, and Sunday we went to the Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech, where there were many interesting plants and some beautiful koi. (more…)

Dawn Breaking

I regularly get the most incredible sights here from my 3rd floor balcony overlooking the tops of the other apartment buildings and the receding mountains, so many days the first thing I do on getting out of bed is open my curtains and then rush to grab my camera and stand on the chilly balcony in my pajamas taking a few photos. (more…)