Friday, April 30, 2010

Possible Disruption

As of tomorrow, Blogger is discontinuing the FTP service I've been happily using for years. Since I refuse to have my work held hostage on someone else's servers, that means I'm having to migrate to other blogging software (in this case WordPress).

I'm hoping to make a reasonably smooth transition, but things will likely be messy and a bit disorganized for awhile. My archives will likely take a while to get integrated.

Please be sure that from now on you use the correct bookmark for this site:
and check back to update your RSS feeds too.

Update: The WordPress version is now up and running (although without archives). Please redirect your browsers to Thanks!


Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Rider Vanishes

Three Bicyclists

I spent a lovely couple of hours this afternoon in Bethesda, enjoying the perfect weather and practicing my panning shots. This one had the bonus of a third bicyclist coming from the opposite direction at exactly the right instant.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bow Before Spring

Purple Tulips

Yes, it's another picture of flowers. You know why? Because flowers are beautiful, even at twilight when the light is failing. These tulips were bending before a cold breeze that belies the season. We aren't yet at a time of reliable warmth. But it's coming, the tulips say so, and they are never wrong.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Reflection on Dining

Restaurant Window

I can see myself here (if you know what I mean).

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Clichéd and Unconcerned


This lovely little soul was rescued bodily from the hands of irresponsible custodians by some friends. He became the unofficial mascot of Abbie's wedding shower.

It's a terrible photograph: blurry, badly framed, etc. But look at that face! Sweetest puppy EVAR (and his fur was so soft).

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Sunday, April 25, 2010


Beautiful Jacket

Lynn and I went to the Smithsonian Craft Exhibition at the Building Museum this afternoon. I was able to persuade her to try on this lovely ($900!!) jacket, which fit her perfectly . Its maker, Starr Hagenbring, had no business cards, which totally scandalized me. (If I ever manage to make it into a prestigious show like this one, please feel free to kick me firmly in the butt if I don't have cards in my stall to hand out to admirers!)

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

April Showers

Reading a gift card.

Friends Dooley and Barb read a card at their baby shower.

Three women celebrating.

Abbie, Abbie's Mom Linda, and her Mother-In-Law-to-be Charlotte.

It was a full day of life passage celebrations today. I'm privileged to be able to join my friends for these occasions.

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