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.
Some of my earliest memories are from TV in the 1950’s. I’m sure that I was not the only one who believed the characters we would watch actually resided inside the television set. Yes, they would have to be really small, yet they were so lifelike! How do they do it! Today I learned that Annette Funicello died. She was an older Mouseketeer on the … Continue reading 1950’s television
I watched The Graduate last night. It’s so interesting to see it again as an adult. I think that when I first saw it, I had really no idea what it was about. The music meant more to me then what was happening to Ben. I understood parts of it – big parts: Ben has no idea what he’s going to do with … Continue reading The Graduate: what happens to Ben & Elaine?
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
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
I found these stone cairns this summer in Ithaca, NY at buttermilk falls. It was a dry summer, the falls were underperforming, so to speak, but someone put a great deal of energy into these cairns. Looks like I’ve hit some button that turns every paragraph into a numbered entry. Oops. Continue reading Stone cairns, Ithaca, NY. Summer 2012
Sunday afternoon the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox six to three. Since the night before the O’s were tied for 1st place in the American League east. The O’s and the Yanks have been tied off and on throughout the season. The LA Angles were still playing at the end of the Oriole’s game, and the entire team, after congratulating one another, stood … Continue reading Let’s go O’s!
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