Category: Richmond

It’s Beautiful Everywhere

One great thing about spring in Virginia is how pretty it is everywhere. I thought I’d show you what I see as I’m driving around! A word of warning though – these are not drop dead gorgeous shots. They can’t be. The locations are bad and on the days I shot these, so was the…

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What Is Orange?

So what is orange? Orange is warmth and sunlight, whether on my face or basking in a smile from my daughter. Orange is the glory of flowers, showing off their brilliance for all to see and enjoy. It is delicate sunrises and spectacular sunsets. It is fruits and vegetables, lined up gaily, whether for eating or…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

In 2012, the Richmond Virginia Art Community joined with national street artists to create murals on the flood walls along the James River Canal (media coverage is here and here).  Because it was on the path I walked during lunch, I had the opportunity to watch as it was being created and later, the final…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

This week’s photo challenge was for descent – “a perspective looking down”. One of the most beautiful staircases I’ve ever seen is at the historic Jefferson Hotel, in downtown Richmond, Virginia.  According to their website, the hotel was built in 1895 by the tobacco magnate, Lewis Ginter.  It nearly burned down in 1901 and was…

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Working A Day Job – Part 3

It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter…

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Hydrangeas in Bloom

. With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy? ― Oscar Wilde And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time.  That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking…

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Anatomy of Spring

Spring arrived this week in central Virginia, bringing a different gift each day.  Seeing robins shivering in snow is a sign of spring, but it isn’t really spring yet until the trees have leaves on them!  Change has finally come, which is also this week’s photo challenge. Monday – I came in to work, to…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

For Thanksgiving last year, I wrote out a list of 100 things to be thankful for.  This year, I decided to turn it into an annual tradition.  It fits nicely into the weekly photo challenge from WordPress of “thankful”.  I’m enjoying the weekly photo challenges –  I’ve made new friends, seen a lot of very good…

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