A few times this summer I cautiously emerged from quarantine to do some longer photowalks. When the Smithsonian National Zoo reopened in August, we spent a morning wandering and taking pictures. Recently we spent some time with the birds, turtles, frogs, and other creatures at Huntley Meadows, a local marshland park with a name out of a dime-novel murder mystery.
Below are a few shots from both trips and more can be found at the other end of the links above. Hopefully more will be coming soon as we figure out what can be done outside of the house, while still avoiding the virus.
It has been a while since I posted one of these collections, although the entries about our Cuba trip last November includes some nice photos.
Anyway, here are a few random shots from the past few weeks, with more, as always, in my Flickr feed.
My friend Kathy and I have made a commitment to go out and practice our photo skills more often this year. This was from a morning we spent at Glen Echo Park, a legendary amusement park in the DC area that closed in 1968 and now operated as a cultural center.
Getting artsy, this is the reflection of trees and the sky in one of the windows of the Glen Echo carousel, which still operates but not during the winter. The windows are from an earlier time and have a lot of imperfections that cause the swirl.
One more shot from Glen Echo, this is a classic arcade machine on display in one of the buildings that would stamp letters into the coins you deposit. A sign on top strongly discouraged dropping money into the machine since it is not functional. Wonder how many people ignore it.
Some of the shoe ornaments Kathy had hanging on her Christmas tree. What is it with ladies and their shoes? :-)
A Chinese alligator at the Cincinnati Zoo. It really blended in well with the surroundings and moved very little as we stared at it.
Just a nice arrangement of cookies.