Thursday, September 29, 2011

235: Diner

And finally, a spot not too far from the diner, one I last featured here early this past spring. If you go to the link, check out the second to last picture. It's taken standing at the bottom of the white towers (a cement factory) in the midground of the image below.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

231: Little Blue Ship

 A model of the S.S. Quanza at the Virginia Historical Society. The original was not so little, and usually traveled between Portugal and South Africa. In 1940, it carried refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe to North America, ultimately landing in Norfolk, Virginia. During our visit to the museum, the attention span of the youngest visitors in our party allowed for little time to read exhibit labels, but I discovered this video later.

Another image from our visit. Can you tell what it is?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

227: The age of dinosaurs

My son made the volcano at school, and later built the dinosaur with my husband. I think the ivy adds the perfect touch to this little diorama on top of a bookshelf. The blue in this one is hard to see, but it's there!

Monday, September 19, 2011

225: Cartoonized


I've been wanting to try this effect out for a little while now. I'm still in search of just the right type of image for this style, but the bright blocks of saturated color are a good start.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

224: Tagged


End of another consignment sale. This is one of the items that didn't sell this time around. Yesterday's post features the pool seen in the previous set of images.

Friday, September 16, 2011

222: Wet and Dry

This seems like an obvious pairing, right? But I took these photos in two different places, and in the opposite order pictured, and I didn't even think of the connection until long after I took the second image. I like discovering these sort of unconscious themes or patterns playing out in my work.

Monday, September 5, 2011

211: Picnic Party

On Labor Day, we decided to hike at a local park with a beautiful boardwalk through a marsh on the Appamatox River. When we arrived, we discovered this large group had set up quite a party at the park. After we hiked for a bit, we stopped at the playground and caught some of their volleyball game.

Nearby, a group of four kids, ages ten to 14 or so, were playing a game of baseball. This girl impressed me by holding her own with three boys. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

209: Clean Up

The power finally came back on last night just in time for us to use hot water and the dishwasher as we cleaned up from dinner. This afternoon a crew of three or four big trucks and half a dozen county employees rumbled down the street, stopping at the house next door to remove limbs and debris created by the hurricane. My kids, and let's be honest, my husband and myself as well, were thrilled to watch this huge claw manipulate the branches into the back of a waiting dump truck.

Friday, September 2, 2011

208: Further Distraction

Day 6... you guessed it... no power. We visited the elementary school where I helped with the four seasons mosaic panels earlier this year. The waterfall above is in the garden where the panels were installed. We were especially excited by the half dozen fat and happy goldfish we saw swimming in the garden pond!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

207: Distraction

Day 5, no power. As good a time as any to take advantage of our Children's Museum membership.