Tag: Brown’s Island

2014 Highlights

Here are some highlights from last year (Nancy’s 2014 Yearbook!): My Favorite Posts Some of my favorite posts from 2014 were: A Gallery of My Daughter Growing Up – this was for a weekly photo challenge on endurance, of which I think parenthood is the ultimate test. Books Everyone Should Read – these are not necessarily my favorite…

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Seeking Closure

My employer (well, former employer) has had a number of layoffs over the years.  People just mysteriously disappeared.  People that I worked with, laughed with, and got to know. It always bothered me that they just vanished without me even being able to say goodbye, I’ll miss you, and I appreciated the help you gave…

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Smiles From Strangers

I’m always surprised when strangers smile at me, even more so when they say niceties such as “how are you today?”. It happened again the other day.  I wasn’t feeling too good and I had a tough morning working on a sticky problem.  I went for my walk during lunch, really wrapped up in my…

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Got Rust?

Yesterday I nurtured my creativity taking a completely different type of photography.  Instead of nature, I took industrial shots – rust to be specific. I’m taking a class on close-up photography from Bryan Peterson through the Perfect Picture School of Photography (PPSOP).  Bryan Peterson is also the author of the book, Understanding Exposure.  I got…

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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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Travel Theme: Bridges

Sometimes I experience new things in life simply by being in the right place at the right time.  In fall of 2011, a new bridge was put in for easier access to Brown’s Island in downtown Richmond (Virginia).  I wrote about it here and posted a few pictures from that day. Ailsa, over at Where’s…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

This week’s photo challenge is geometry.  Quintin Lake, of Quintin Lake Architectural Photography, designed the challenge and said: This challenge is about the shapes and rhythms that make up the geometry of our world. . . This could be the patterns of the natural world up close and personal, or the rhythm of your local buildings. So…

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Walking During Lunch

These last several weeks have been unseasonably warm.  I enjoy walking during lunch for my exercise and thought you might like to see Brown’s Island and the canal off the James River in downtown Richmond. This is the bridge I take across to get to the island, shown from the far end.  Click here for…

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