We finally had a beautiful spring-like Saturday and I was drawn to the beach late in the day in search of wave photographs. There were a lot of people on the beach enjoying the warm afternoon as well as this dog who was following a football thrown between two friends. To me, he summed up the joy of the day better than anything else.
I saw my first Osprey of the year today along the canal in Lewes. This is a photograph of two young ones from a few years ago to celebrate the return, a true sign of spring here at the Delaware coast.
While out shooting snow scenes yesterday I stumbled upon this Great Blue Heron that was not enjoying the day at all. What with snow accumulating on its shoulder and back and standing in knee deep icy water hoping that the thin brown reeds afforded adequate cover to allow for a quiet afternoon. Hunkered down and waiting it out, it had the human look of ‘come on, enough is enough’ or at least that’s the way I read its expression.
March is infamous for rugged starts and calm endings. So…it snowed today here in Lewes and the temperature tonight may approach 10 degrees. I’m looking forward to the other end of the March barbell to be equally extreme in the opposite direction, 80 degrees by the end of the month!! What do you say?
A storm is coming and the sky was sending its message this morning in Rehoboth Beach. I’m looking forward to getting out in the snow tomorrow with my camera for storm photos.
Lafayette Square is directly across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. It was a lovely spot to make a B&W panorama a few mornings ago in the snow.
I visited the Smithsonian this week while in DC to view the exhibition Nature’s Best Photography, Windland Smith Rice International Awards winners, which runs through the end of March. The photographs are great and I highly recommend seeing it in person to inspire you. While there I couldn’t resist photographing ‘Henry’ the 13′ 2″ African bush elephant the official greeter of the Natural History Museum. He is a sight to behold.
I was in DC this week for a meeting and woke up Wednesday morning to a couple of inches of new snow and still snowing. My room overlooked Franklin Square which was an interesting network of black and white lines due to the fresh snow. Three kids appeared, two with red umbrellas, and ran with glee around the park in a line. Irresistible!! I love the lines and footprints, and the punctuation of the kids.
I caught first light at Cape Henlopen this morning.