Sunday, August 5, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Day 430

This evening, we were surprised by a tree frog clinging to one of our living room windows. It stayed for about an hour, but eventually climbed up the window and disappeared. Tree frogs are common here, and part of the nightly Summer symphony. They are rarely bothersome. The 1st photo is about twice the size of the actual frog. The 2nd photo includes my hand, for scale of the frog's size.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Day 429

Today, we had more rain off and on...but mostly on. There was a break in the rain while we were dining. There were beautiful puffy clouds for a little while, before the rain started again. My husband drove us today, so I got to play with taking photos of the raindrops on the windshield.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Day 428

Today, we had rain off and on through out the day. I was a companion and passenger today, with my husband. This makes for fun photo taking in the car, of the rain on the windshield and blurred trees in the background. We stopped in Carytown for lunch, but parked in the neighborhood behind it, where there were many beautiful wet flowers.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Day 427

Despite the extreme heat that we've had here, this crape myrtle looked ever lush. This was growing in a median of a parking lot.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Day 426 - Independence Day

After enjoying the holiday with some friends, we enjoyed a beautiful sunset on the way home.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Day 425

This afternoon, we headed to Hampton, VA to eat seafood. Afterwards, we went to the near by Buckroe Beach, to let our daughter play in the sand. There were seagulls perched on the boardwalk lights and power lines.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Day 424

Tonight, after dinner with my parents, a storm started. I was riding with them, so I took advantage of their back seat sunroof and windshield. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to capture any great photos of the lightning, but I was able to get a few nice photos of the street lights through the raindrop covered windows.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Day 423

After leaving a restaurant we ate dinner at, I noticed how nice the clouds and moon looked.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Day 422

Today, we went to see a movie. Afterwards, the sky was overcast with the sun peaking through the  layered clouds. If you look closely in the 2nd photo, you can see the circle of the sun.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Day 421

The sky by our favorite little Italian restaurant always has the best sunsets.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Day 420

Today was my friend Elizabeth's birthday. We went to Maymont for a bit. While laying under a large shady tree, I took a few photos of some sunlit leaves.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Day 419

Today, we went to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens to see the plants, and the new butterfly house.





Devil's Tongue

These flowers have grown between an emergency exit gate. They were covered in ants.

Water Lily


Monarch butterfly

Monarch butterflies

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Day 418

While we were traveling from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA, the clouds were beautiful and fluffy. I took photos of these amazing clouds while riding in the car. Some of them come out as a complete surprise, as photographing while not looking at my view finder (camera pointed up at the sky and sun) and in a moving car is difficult.