Birds and summer flowers

July 18, 2022  •  1 Comment

Closed LotusClosed LotusA lotus flower close to opening.

Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens (National Park Service) is one of my favorite places here in Washington, D.C. It's a wonderful bit of nature tucked away in the outskirts of the city. I try to visit every summer to see the flowers and wildlife and I'm never disappointed. Here are several photos from my recent visit.

Lotus flowersLotus flowersNumerous lotus flowers.

Open LotusOpen LotusA lotus flower that is fully open.

The lotus flowers bloom every June and July and they are gorgeous. If you're lucky, you will also see some wildlife. Here are a couple of a blue heron and one of a green heron:

The WatcherThe WatcherA blue heron carefully watching for prey.

Blue Heron in Flight 1Blue Heron in Flight 1A blue heron takes flight above a pond full of waterlilies.

Green Heron WatchingGreen Heron WatchingA green heron patiently watches for prey.

The water lilies can also be quite beautiful.

Pink Water LillyPink Water LillyA pink water lilly.

White Water LillyWhite Water LillyA while water lilly.

 


Spring at the Capitol

May 20, 2022  •  1 Comment

Blue Skies at the CapitolBlue Skies at the CapitolA beautiful blue sky with clouds over the east front of the United States Capitol on a fine spring day.

Spring is here in Washington and it's just lovely. The weather is warm and sunny and everywhere you look, the flowers are blooming. I brought my camera to work and spent some time at lunch taking a few photos. I feel so fortunate to live and work in such a beautiful place.

Tulips at the CapitolTulips at the CapitolA beautiful spring day at the United States Capitol, featuring colorful tulips, a blue sky, and clouds.

Sunny Spring Day at the Supreme CourtSunny Spring Day at the Supreme CourtA sunny spring day at the Supreme Court of the United States.

 


Hello Spring

April 20, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Spring Sky and Blossoms at the Tidal BasinSpring Sky and Blossoms at the Tidal BasinSpring comes to the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. Featuring the Jefferson Memorial, cherry blossoms, and a glorious spring sunrise. Hello Spring. I'm glad you're finally here, but do you think you could warm up a bit? It has been awfully chilly. But don't overdo it! We don't need to jump into hot and humid just yet!

 


Snow in West Virginia

February 02, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Blackwater Canyon covered in snowBlackwater Canyon covered in snowSnow covers Blackwater Canyon in Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia.

I just got back from a short trip to West Virginia. I was there for recreation, but took some time to take some photos. The snow was beautiful. Here are a couple of photos that I think turned out pretty well. Enjoy!

Snow and ice at Blackwater FallsSnow and ice at Blackwater FallsSnow and ice at Blackwater Falls on a very cold day in Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia.


Autumn in West Virginia

November 06, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Autumn Color at Blackwater Falls 1Autumn Color at Blackwater Falls 1Autumn at Blackwater Falls in West Virginia, where the Blackwater River leaves Canaan Valley and enters Blackwater Canyon. The Blackwater River gets its named from its tannin-darkened water.

I visited Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia over Indigenous Peoples' weekend. It was peak season for fall foliage and there was a lot of water in the falls. Above and immediately below are photos of Blackwater Falls from two different vantage points. The falls are formed where the Blackwater River transitions from Canaan Valley into rugged Blackwater Canyon. The river gets its name from the tannin-darkened water.

Autumn Color at Blackwater Falls 2Autumn Color at Blackwater Falls 2Autumn at Blackwater Falls in West Virginia, where the Blackwater River leaves Canaan Valley and enter Blackwater Canyon. The Blackwater River gets its named from its tannin-darkened water.

Bellow are images of Blackwater Canyon, Elakala Falls, and Lindy Point, which again features Blackwater Canyon. I had a great visit to the Park and I'm pleased that I was able to bring home some wonderful photos.

Autumn in Blackwater CanyonAutumn in Blackwater CanyonAutumn in Blackwater Canyon, West Virginia.

Autumn at Elakala FallsAutumn at Elakala FallsFlowing water and autumn leaves at Elakala Falls in Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia.

Autumn Sunset at Lindy PointAutumn Sunset at Lindy PointAn autumn sunset at Lindy Point in West Virginia. Featuring fall foliage in Blackwater Canyon and the Blackwater River.

 

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