Spring temperatures finally arrived in NoVA over the past few days, and the foliage appeared almost overnight. This shot is taken from my back deck, and there are town homes just a couple hundred yards through the trees that have now been completely blocked from view. I love Spring time!
I got out today to shoot the Cherry Blossoms, but was a day late. We had winds and heavy rains over night and at least 50 percent were gone. Here is the Washington Monument as it is being repaired from earthquake damage. .
The last couple of weeks have been very hectic. My son JP is a high school senior and we were off to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for spring break and a baseball tournament. I left a little early and circled through northeast Alabama to visit my parents and drop off a vehicle for my daughter, who is a senior at Auburn University. Here are a few iPhone pics I captured along the way.
There just doesn’t seem to be enough……
Over the course of the past couple of weeks, events have convinced me that despite all our technology innovations designed to improve communications and pull society closer together, we are more distant than at any point in history. Each in our own world, yet so close together.
I’m a little late on this one. This isn’t a photo I made. My daughter took this picture of my parents using her iPhone. Their 54th anniversary was January 17th, and was celebrated while my mom was recovering from an illness in the hospital.
Here is a video I created when they celebrated their 50th on January 17, 2009. http://youtu.be/ik4rmB8qgLc.
It’s been a crazy week for me, and my family. Between returning to northern Virginia on Sunday after several days in Alabama tending to my parents, catching up on work at the office (which is never caught up), and dealing with other personal matters, photography has taken a back seat other than a few iPhone shots. While browsing the few I had taken this week, I was trying to come up with a couple that I could link together in some sort of a theme. Then it occurred to me just how many choices we have to make each day … Some trivial and require little conscious thought, and the occasional one that can be life altering. It seems the latter category has been prominent for me and my family this week. My theme conceived, I found a couple of images from the week that capture some of the more simple (and more enjoyable) choices.
Food trucks line up in front of my DC office each day around lunch. I don’t often partake, but I have to make a conscious choice to pass them up for something else.
While I am not a big beer fan, it’s always interesting to see the many different beer taps used, particularly in different geographical areas. I captured these in a sports bar & grill in Alabama. Note the “Truck Stop Honey” and “Sweet Water 420”. Choices, choices……