Wednesday, August 10, 2011

185: Henricus

The kids and I visited Henricus Historical Park today, along with some other local 365 mamas. This first shot, taken on the drive in to the park, was inspired by Beth of ...the year of the written word... whose side project, "The Notion of Line" has changed my view of power lines as something in the way of a good shot, to something worth looking at it and even capturing in and of themselves. Though you can't really tell in this image, the tower in the distance in the very center of the photo is blue.

This resident soldier of the Citie of Henricus is describing how the metal helmet protected colonists from Native American arrows while providing greater peripheral vision than earlier versions.

We discovered this grouping of reproduction trinkets and artifacts toward the end of the visit. My toddler daughter was fascinated by the colorful beads, making this shot much more difficult to capture than it might appear.

More power lines on the drive home, with no particular blue other than the sky this time. Dominion Power has a coal plant near the park, and each time I visit the area I am dumbfounded by the shear volume of power lines.

You can see more shots from our visit here, and be sure to check out Progeny 365(ish), 365 Days of Me and Snowglobe 365 for more views of our fun afternoon!


  1. ♥ LOVE ♥ LOVE ♥ LOVE ♥ LOVE ♥ LOVE ♥

  2. I like the bright blue beads in the copper pot.

  3. Angie, that was the shot that was "the shot" for the day, you know? At least as far as this project goes.