Movies I could watch again & again.

  I’m a child of the suburbs. I grew up in northern Virginia about 10 miles outside of Washington, DC. The identity I formed for myself was based on exposure to a certain level of culture available to those within diving distance of our nation’s capitol. There was everything to do, and much of it was free. There is much more I could add to … Continue reading Movies I could watch again & again.

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Vintage Baltimore Architecture

Here along the east coast of the US the weather has been mild, almost like an early spring. There is fog in the mornings that burns off as the day warms. A perfect time to walk around with a camera. I rarely venture into downtown land, but it was Saturday & not quite as crazy with traffic as it would normally be. This building was … Continue reading Vintage Baltimore Architecture

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I get these notes On butterflies and lilac sprays From girls who just have to tell me They saw you somewhere

Joni Mitchell wrote that. I think it is from “I’d just like to see you sometime.”  Actually, It’s from “For the Roses.”  (Thanks Richard) Imagine writing anything on a butterfly.  They are so fragile.  This beauty, a black swallowtail, was dead when I found her. They lead such short lives. Live fast and die young, the James Deans’ of the natural world. The iridescence on … Continue reading I get these notes On butterflies and lilac sprays From girls who just have to tell me They saw you somewhere

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My odd obsession with station wagons

During the holidays I watched Smilla’s Sense of Snow & this car, a Volvo 522 SW was in it.  Smilla and her boyfriend drive around Copenhagen eluding seriously evil bad guys. And what a beauty!  A boyfriend of mine had the sedan in red & that car was a trooper.  The movie was very good. But I couldn’t get much beyond the car.  There is … Continue reading My odd obsession with station wagons

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