I found this can on a recent trip to the Rivanna River. My friends and I were trying to recall when beverage cans replaced pull-top tabs, like this one, with pop-top tabs. To the best of our recollection these cans were out of circulation by the early 1980’s. That would make this can roughly 30 – 35 years old! What’s even stranger is last year on the same river I found other pull-top cans. Continue reading “Dispose Of Properly”
This tree trunk is an example of the ever changing nature of rivers. Continue reading “The Ever Changing River”
The tunnel under the train tracks in Alexandria, VA always looks damp and forbidding. Continue reading “The Avant Guard”
Sunrise on the river is one of my favorite ways to start the day. When the water is calm it’s hard to image a more peaceful place. Approaching the river fills me with a sense of wonder and a profound appreciation of what lies ahead. Soon I’ll be out there among the herons and geese.
This Southern Toad lives among the ferns and Hostas in my yard. On a recent evening it was hanging out on the patio waiting for the lights to draw dinner in.
Great Blue Heron’s never hang around long once they notice you’re paying attention to them. I paddled past this one at a distance and ignored it until I got close enough to snap a few pictures.
I normally post a single photograph at a time but today we visited the Virginia Holocaust Museum where a group of Tibetan monks was working on a mandala. It was an inspiration to witness the patience, concentration and precision of the monks at work. To give you a better feel for the whole scene I decided to post a series of photos. Continue reading “Making The Mandala”
Canada Geese preen and sun themselves on rocks below the Huguenot Bridge early one August morning.
The Pink Cattleheart is a large, black butterfly with striking red, pink and white markings.
I haven’t been able to identify this butterfly. It was at the Butterflies LIVE exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden so it may not be native to the United States. If anybody knows the species I’d appreciate a comment.