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Different Angle

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On Memorial Day, I spent the day at the National Mall remembering all the fallen and taking pictures. 

Here is a pic I snapped of the Washington Monument.  I wanted to capture it at an irregular angle.  After applying some filters, I was pleased with the result above.

Storm Gems

I’m not sure if I’ve shared this before, but I’m a storm lover, fanatic, stalker, etc.  When a storm is brewing, I feel compelled to snap as many good shots as possible before the gates open! 

They intrigue me with their raw beauty and power.  When I was a wee lass, they used to frighten me a bit, but excitement was mixed with that fear because I wanted to understand them.  As an adult, I equally understand and respect them. 

The photos below are what I captured last week after a major storm had dumped torrential rain on the area.  It was the tail end of it, yet the beauty was stunning!

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Good Week with a PR

The past week has been great in terms of spending Memorial Day with good people and getting a lot of physical activity in.

Despite some knee swelling, I earned myself a PR that wasn’t expected.  Overall, I’m happy with the results. 

May go for a long tomorrow.

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Reality Check

My 16 year old daughter and I have always spent time together shopping, eating out, going to the movies, etc. for “Mother-Daughter” days.

Well, today started as one of those days until we went in different directions and she went on one of her longest journeys away from home alone.  If she weren’t a responsible and honest teen, it would have been out of the question.  My husband and I trusted her judgement enough to allow it.

That’s not to say I was calm inside.  Ha!  I was on pins and needles until she came home, although maintaining contact with her via phone was somewhat of a solace.  I knew these days would come too quickly when she was a small child and I have learned to accept that.  However, deep down, there is a part of me that never wants to let her go.  The same goes for my son, who at 19 months of age, exudes a fierce sense of independence. 

She amazes me every day and I’m so proud of the young woman she has become,

They both will always be my babies!  

Dusky Beauty

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Taking pictures of the sky is a minor hobby of mine, so you can imagine how happy I was to see this beautiful display of hues in the sky yesterday evening.

It took three tries to get what I felt was the perfect shot. 

I Love Food. Period.

Celebrating my birthday always involves eating, drinking, and doing whatever comes to mind. 

Since I love eating sushi, calamari, and drinking sake, I imbibed and enjoyed some delicious Japanese cuisine.  The fish eggs made a great addition.

The rest of the festivities will continue tomorrow with a run and beer reward.  😉

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