Monday, September 29, 2008

Finally had a chance to sit for an extended period of time to try to get some nice portraits. Usually the birds rest where the camera isn't pointing - so I am learning how much patience is a virtue here...

Saturday, September 27, 2008

It is truly a lazy, rainy day... I'll watch Phillies today and see if they can close out the season well and win the NL East Pennant. Too wet to cut the grass... These fellows came by at breakfast time.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Evening visitor. Everynight she comes to visit and I get to watch. Tonite, I got her picture... The light was very dim and I did not have any additional light to brighten the photo. ISO 1600 1/100 @ f/2.8.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Washington Monument from the Lincoln Memorial.
This summer Buck came to visit us in SE Pennsylvania. He had one request, to visit Washington DC and the memorials to those who served. As a Vietnam veteran it was a special time for him. One of his goals was to walk the length of the wall - he succeeded. On our way to the wall, Buck took in a quiet moment at the Lincoln Memorial. Reflecting...
Abraham Lincoln, Buck and Chris...

A young tourist, a little tired, maybe a little bored...
In front of the Lincoln Memorial, Buck, Chris, Bob and our wheel chair with Buck's oxygen tank.
We came to Washington so Buck could visit the Vietnam Memorial. It was his first visit here. So long after his service and so long after the war. There were lots of stops and pauses when he reflected and then shared with Chris and me the stories of those he served with whose names were on the wall.

The Vietnam Wall with the Washington Monument in the background.

Taking a break after successfully walking the length of the wall.
We spent a lot of time here. As a medic, this sculpture had very special meaning to Buck.

Arlington National Cememtery - Ampitheater at the Tomb of the Unknow Soldiers. This was the last stop on our visit to Washington DC with Buck.

On his way to the changing of the guard ceremony at the tomb of the unknowns.
At the Korean War Memorial there are images within the wall and reflections on the wall of soldiers on patrol.
Another reflection in the wall at the Korean War Memorial, Washington DC.

The ghostly scene at the Korean War memorial.

It was an honorfor me and Chris to take Buck to DC. There were many quiet moments and then times of reflection when he shared deep and personal memories from his service in Vietnam.

 The winter of 2017-2018 produced some lovely snow with brisk damaging winds.