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Different Angle


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!




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.



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


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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