Here, as promised, is “Part 2” of my 4th of July trip to Henricus Historical Park, outside of Richmond, Virginia – this one with images! * The site’s historical setting is 1611. From the website: “Travel back in time to the Citie of Henricus, the second successful English settlement in the New World. Explore a […]Read More July 4th at Henricus Historical Park, Richmond, Virginia
This was, for me, sort of a tricky 4th of July to contemplate celebrating. I mean, this is a year where, for example, NPR was openly criticized for tweeting the Declaration of Independence: I can't get enough of people getting mad online because @NPR tweeted the Declaration of Independence pic.twitter.com/D7MpparS5g — Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) July […]Read More 4th of July Wasn’t So Simple This Year
Today’s blogging prompt from WordPress is the single word, “CHUCKLE.” * I found myself chuckling earlier this morning, sorting through some photos, when I realized just how VERY MANY IMAGES I have of my son up some tree or other! It’s very difficult to keep that kid out of trees. Any trees…all trees! He seriously […]Read More Daily Prompt: CHUCKLE (or, Trees are AWESOME!!!!)
This week’s photo challenge: “[S]hare an image that means “earth” to you — whether it’s a panorama of a landscape that takes your breath away, a close-up revealing a detail in nature, or another scene that honors the outdoors…” * I’m not sure how it is that I never noticed this before – but baby […]Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: EARTH
Fort Monroe – which I had the opportunity to visit yesterday – is an interesting place. It was first fortified in 1609 by the Jamestown settlers (which makes it VERY historic, by American standards!), and developed more heavily as an army base in the nineteenth century. (Robert E. Lee, for one, was stationed there for […]Read More Exploring Fort Monroe National Monument (Virginia, USA)
This week’s photo challenge: “This week, let’s get into the thick of things…share your take on “dense.”” * A tree (cherry? apple? something else? I’m not sure!! I think cherry…), dense with flowers. I love Spring!! 🙂 * Pic taken at Maymont Park, Richmond, VA, last weekend.Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: DENSE
This week’s photo challenge: “Sometimes it’s fun to take a step back from interpretive challenges and just celebrate a color: green!” * I found some notable green today, at Maymont Park, in Richmond, Virginia. I think this first one below might be my favorite. Maybe not the shot itself (it’s just a snapshot…nothing special.) But […]Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: GREEN!