Tuesday, January 17, 2017

What a Week! January 9-16






We've had an eventful week, as always.  One thing that is constant, though, is that Lucas has been riding (a few times, actually).  Jeff does more barn duty than I do in the winter since I am not a fan of the cold.  Hence, most photos are from his phone.  Lucas did have a quick lesson on clipping Valet the other day after his ride.  In the background is Casey, the daughter of the barn's owner.  



One evening Liam didn't want to take his bath....he thought this version was acceptable, instead. 


We went out to our lot in the Shenandoah area this past weekend.  Liam took these photos... 





We'd hoped to "camp" in the house but it was much too filled with construction debris.  We ended up in hotels, instead.  Before that decision, though, Lucas fell out of this tree and took a nasty blow to the back of his head.  We spent the next couple of days trying to decide if he had a concussion.  


Derby:


Treasures on our entryway table: 


Lucas:


A few hours of fun at Bryce.... Jeff even got out in the snow this time!




We are slowly making some progress warping our loom: 



Over the weekend, we attended a JMU men's basketball game and had a lot of fun.  JMU won by 1 point -- very exciting!


Liam learned how to do CPR for a Cub Scout requirement: 







Lucas, Age Twelve


This was my submission to 52 Frames last week.  The theme was "black and white".  

Sunday, December 25, 2016

All That Glitters....


Magnolia seed pods decked out for the holidays.....seen at River Farm, headquarters of the American Horticultural Society

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Be the Light


Friday, December 2, 2016

December Rose


Monday, November 14, 2016

Photos Selected for 2018 Gardeners of America Calender



It's rather nippy outside right now, but I am looking at photos of tulips indoors, as I just received notice that two of my spring photos will be included in the 2018 Gardeners of America calendar.   A pleasant start to the week!





Friday, November 11, 2016

2nd Place Best in Show Winner


As I sorted through emails yesterday afternoon after a morning working at Mount Vernon, I glanced through one from a gallery in Los Angeles where one of my photos is in a juried show.  The show is titled "Small Towns and Rural Places".   I had to take a second glance....as I realized that my photo was awarded the 2nd place Best in Show.  I am honored.


Metallurgy Day at St. Albans


A couple of weeks ago, we participated in the 4th annual Metallurgy Day, at St. Albans.  It's always a lot of fun and is our only demo where we are guaranteed to hear odes on metallurgy performed next to the coal fire....   It is also one of our few demos where the students are allowed to help Jeff forge.  This year, Jeff made an entire set of cooking implements, which will be taken on a journey to Alaska by one of the school's professors.   
















Monday, October 17, 2016

Jeff's Demo at Claude Moore Colonial Market Fair

Here are some scenes from a lovely day: