Category Archives: Nature

Biking Mount Vernon to Gravelly Point & back

Ate our sandwiches at the foot of the National Airport runway, with the 14th Street Bridge, Jefferson Memorial, and Washington Monument behind us (but somehow failed to get a plane taking off into the frame).

Posted in Autumn, Bicycling, Friends | Leave a comment

Running past the weeds

On a morning run at Willowmere Park I passed a stunning display of thistles. I walked back for a closer look and found more to see than just weeds. The hummingbird moth was a bonus but the bindweed so entranced … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, bindweed, pokeweed, thistle, Virginia | 1 Comment

Rhys’s Christening

Posted in Autumn, Family | Leave a comment

At Rachel & Dave’s

Posted in Family, Summer | Leave a comment

At Dad’s on Gareth’s birthday weekend

Gareth’s shot of all present: Then a long, gray drive home. After 90 minutes east to Altoona, here I started south.

Posted in David's, Family, Summer | Leave a comment

A few summer flowers

In July, some from the garden, some from the roadside: Tall Phlox, Cornflower, Black-Eyed Susan, Mimosa, Queen Anne’s Lace, Rose of Sharon, Smooth Sumac

Posted in Flowers, Summer, Wildflowers | 1 Comment

Dad’s kitchen window

Wikipedia article on the American red squirrel

Posted in David's, Pennsylvania, squirrel, Squirrels | Leave a comment

Bushy Run: a walk in the woods

Wikipedia article on the 1763 battle

Posted in Family, Pennsylvania, Summer | Leave a comment

Dad’s kitchen window

Wikipedia acticle on the raccoon

Posted in Pennsylvania, Raccoon, Summer | Leave a comment

What was he thinking?

Posted in Family, Summer | Leave a comment