Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Trees

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Trees

 

I am visiting my daughter and her family in Washington DC.
A 3 day celebration of her successful defense of her doctoral dissertation. After 7 years of hard work, perseverance and dedication. Including…as she puts it… “producing a human.” My adorable three year old grandson.

Yesterday afternoon…we enjoyed a brief respite at one of her favorite places.

This is the view…bordering the rear parking lot…

 

trees in DC
Washington DC

…behind Politics and Prose…
A bookstore and coffeeshop in one!

We browsed the shelves
Of so many books.
Until time for
Cookies and tea.

Precious time
To chat
With my daughter
The new PhD.

 

 

 

 

 

Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

Inspired by Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #58: Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

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My entry for this week’s challenge dates back to 1980…

 

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…when thanks to a first-time homeowners federal loan program…we were able to borrow 95% of the dollars needed to purchase our first home…

A new four room cape on a half acre lot. Simple and small. Two bedrooms. Living room. Kitchen. One bathroom. Full basement. Unfinished attic.
With my father-in-law’s help we planted new shrubbery. Those tiny rhododendrons eventually reached the windows.

We chose Potomac Blue for the color…which changed 6 years later to Barn Red…and 5 years later to We-Are-Tired-of-Painting white vinyl siding.

What was this land before the builder covered it with houses?

Old farm land.

 

 

Photo a Week: Still Life

Nancy Merrill’s Photo Challenge this week: Still Life

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY.

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Wedgwood pottery/china caught my eye during my one and only trip to London in 1975. I was there with a group of college students for a 3-week winter semester break, ostensibly to study Art. Which we did.

We also did a bit of shopping.

I bought the ash tray while I was there. The other pieces in my collection were gifts or purchased when I got home.

I don’t think I ever ended up using the ash tray…why dirty something so beautiful?

wedgwood still life

 

Profile

Inspired by One Word Sunday: Profile

 

Many years ago…

During a rare visit from long distance family, I caught this moment of rest for three very sweaty and tired cousins. Collapsed on the living room floor after a hot August day spent playing outside in our backyard. More than ready for some down time.

My son and two of his cousins…watching television all in a row.

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