Friday, August 31, 2007

Coffee 25 cents

This is an old sign that was on the side of a building in Shockoe Slip. I know alot of people that would be very happy if coffee was still 25 cents. I find it endearing that they are trying to keep the feel of "old Richmond" down there, it definetly adds to the character of the Slip.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

I was down in Shockoe Bottom yesterday when I came across some railroad tracks. This is what I saw first. I liked the way it looked, the curves even the way it looked so old. And then as I turned around; something made me laugh.

Tell me how one cone is suppose to make a train stop when it's coming at full speed around the bend?

It's so funny. I don't even know why it's there, because there's nothing wrong with the tracks, but when you see a cone you stop. I don't know a train that will stop at full speed when it see this!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


I got a call tonight to go get some shot of the moon. So I did....this is what came out. The moon was red. It looked really cool I was glad I got the opprotunity. It was kind of hard though because I didn't have a tri-pod, I left mine at work today. But I got on the top of my car (remember I'm short) and held my breathe and took shots.

Monday, August 27, 2007


We were at field day today, at a huge field on a very hot day. I was tired after 2 hours of running around and little water. There were a little grove of trees that looked so far away from where we were, but it didn't matter because all I cared about was finding shade. So I did. This is one of the trees I sat under. My kids thought I was crazy; they kept telling me that taking pictures of trees was weird. But I tried to tell them that sometimes it's the "weird" ones that make the best pictures....So here's my weird picture.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

This is a basement window at Maymont Park. You can get tours through this gigantic house and learn about the people who owned the land and how they produced such wonderful gardens. It would have been an even better picture if the rose bush was actually in bloom, but I don't think it's that bad of a shot.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Corner Building

Ok, so not very appealing. But I found it intersting. Especially when you choose the hottest day of the summer to walk around the streets of Richmond. I was sitting on a curb resting from the 110 degree weather when I looked up and this is what I saw. My first thought was "it looks like it might fall on me", followed by "man I'm short!". This is a view from my perspective, of a random apartment building downtown. Not only was it neat but it provided much needed shade on this hot day!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Wagon Wheel

I love pictures that look like they belong in another time. I don't know how old these wagon wheels are; but they were just laying against an abandoned barn. They look worn and weathered and very appealing. I love the green in the wheels, from dew and moss.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I was home thru my neighborhood last night; when I I saw a sign that was telling us that one of our streets would be closed. I thought that the sign looked really cool in the night. So tonight I have to find another way home; but right now the picture is cool.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

3 Little Ducks

I'm not much of a "bird" person. Especially ones that can chase me down looking for something to eat while pecking at my toes. But these ducks were distracted by the mass of children holding bread in their hands so I was able to closer than I actually would have. This is the only white duck at this paticular pond, and when it's in the middle of all the other brown and black ones it looks neat.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Storm Clouds

I was standing outside this evening
(ok well, Joey stopped to look) and a nice storm was brewing. We started snapping pictures; he on his camera phone, me on my camera. It was actually pretty fascinating, until he pointed out that the clouds were actually starting to move in a circular motion...I didn't want to stick around after that! We've had some pretty awesome storms in the past week. I just happen to like the clouds in this one.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Out My Window

I know what you're thinking; what makes this picture so special? This is a picture that I took from my room in the middle of a storm at 11:30 at night. All of my lights were out; so what looks like a day picture is really almost midnight. The lightning was so wicked it would light up the whole back yard like it was noon. I thought it was awesome, so I thought I would try to capture it. I didn't use a flash...I didn't need one thanks to the weather.!

Sunday, August 19, 2007


I just thought that this was an interesting shot. Some kids were playing with a bubble maker, and they were able to produce some nice size bubbles. The joys of childhood!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Fish of Many Colors

This is some art work of the kids that I teach. They looked so cute and colorful hanging up. I love the way the watercolurs blend and the glitter that makes them pop.

Friday, August 17, 2007

This is a shot from off of Brown's Island over looking the James River. The Bridge is the Mayo Bridge; that runs into Hull Street.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My Way Home

This is the site I saw on my way home one day. Isn't it beautiful. These are the things that make me sit back, take a deep breathe, and thank God for everything He's blessed me with; including being able to witness His creations.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Home Tweet Home

This is an old birdhouse I found in the woods of a park that I was walking in. It looks like it was a very "loved" house with many occupants.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Musical Mural

This is a tile mural on the side of a building downtown. I've driven by it so many times and never actually stopped to look at it. But once I did I realized that it wasn't even painted on; it was actually tiles. I was so impressed, if I wasn't going to take a picture before I definetly was going to now. I can almost hear the music this man is playing on his saxaphone. Very nice!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

These are some old watering buckets I came across at Crump Park. There was no water in them which was unfortuante because I think the horses that were there could have used some. It was 105 that day; but nonetheless I was out there taking pictures. It was fun.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Through The Woods

I love it when I come through the woods and see sights that just make me smile. It's not that I don't like being in the woods; it just feels like a big pay off when I make it through something that's dark to come out to see things like this. Especially in this picture there's also a bridge to help me get across the one thing that would have prevented me from leaving the woods. And believe me on this paticular day it was great because it was so hot outside.

Friday, August 10, 2007

This building was actualy a house at one time. It's part of a set up at this park that allows you to see what went on in the past. You can just see the age seeping through the cracks of this house.

Here are some close ups of the door that I found fascinating.

Here's the handle of the door. I can just imagine a mouse coming in and out of here!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

This is from a house that is on display at Crump Park Manor. I was there the other day, and saw this picther sitting in the window, and I loved it. It's like it's frozen in time.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

I was out on a photography field trip with my students yesterday, and I brought them out into the woods to look for interesting shots. While we were there I saw how some of the trees were being cut down to make more walking paths through the woods. At first I thought it was ironic that they were cutting trees down, so that people could walk through to enjoy nature. If they keep cutting there's going to be nothing to enjoy. But then after everyone walked away I look at this one stump left there, and I saw the rings inside. This tree is at least 80 years old; maybe older, the things it's "seen" the changes it's been through. It looked so serene to me, yet at second glance you see the reason this tree is down....the saw dust. Anyway; I liked this scene, and I think the picture actually came out pretty good. But it still makes me think....

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The Headman

This is a statue of "The Headman". The 9-foot-tall bronze " statue is in the Brown's Island section of Canal Walk, a park that follows the shore of the James River. It particularly commemorates the role of African-Americans as skilled boatmen in the early days of commerce in the Richmond area.

Monday, August 6, 2007

This is one of the three bridges to get onto Brown's Island. It's one of the newer ones butdefiently the most modern and eye catching.

From the top of the bridge you can look down on the canal and see a nice sidewalk that was laid to walk along the canal.

Sunday, August 5, 2007


These are some ducklings I came across a couple of weeks ago. They were so vibrant in color and looked so cute I couldn't help it.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

This was on Browns Island a couple of weeks ago. This guy looked so lonely sitting out there all by himself. But I think what he was really contemplating was whether or not he was going to jump from the rope swing attached to the rail road tracks above him.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Have you ever had a tomato sandwich from a tomato straight from the garden; one which you have grown? I don't even like tomatoes but give me a fresh tomato, some bread, mayo, and salt and pepper and I'm a happy camper! This tomato is actually being grown by a bunch of four year olds at work, but still, the same end is in sight for this particular tomato. That's summer....

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


I like this photo just because of the
immenseness (is that a word?)
of the backround, and the
simplicity of the balloons.