Tuesday, July 2, 2013
While I was away in Virginia the deer decided to make a feast out of the beautiful large hostas that are growing at the corner of my house. What a disappointment it is to see that site when I drive up to the front of the house.
But, this week the hostas are budding to bring forth flowers. The missing leaves are still unsightly, but the flowers will bring forth some joy.
It is a never ending battle trying to keep the deer at bay from eating up all the plantings. We have treated everything with egg and water, at the moment it is working.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
During my trip to Northern Virginia earlier in the month, my family spent an afternoon in Washington DC.
Our trip started off with two of my daughters and two grandchildren handing out cupcakes leftover from my granddaughter’s high school graduation party to the homeless in a DC park.
The Capital Building with a display of bones. The piles of bone displays were there to bring an awareness of genocide and the holocaust.
I don’t know the name of this building, but I think it has interesting architecture.
The main objective of our visit to DC was to spend time in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.
A few of the space rockets and a 1:3 scale model of the Mercury Capsule.
Flying machine of the Wright Brothers. See the figure of a man lying on the wing to maneuver the vehicle.
The highlight of the trip for me was seeing this balloon. I had seen it many years ago and I wanted to see it again.
There is so much to see and do in DC, it is a wonderful place to explore. No matter how many times I have been there, I always discover something I haven’t seen before.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Sunday morning gave me the opportunity to go into DC with my son from Texas to see the MLK Memorial, as well as being close enough to the Jefferson Memorial to take pictures of it as well.
GRAND ENTRY THROUGH TWO MASSIVE ROCK FORMATIONS WITH A VIEW OF THE JEFFERSON MONUMENT