Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pink tree covered in sun, not snow

This certainly looks more like spring. Snow this time of year, thankfully, does not last long.

Monday, April 23, 2012

April showers

In case it is not obvious, we are talking snow showers here.  April 23rd, after several days that hit 80 degrees Fahrenheit, we now have snow.

April snow is not unheard of in Rochester, but it is unusual to get this much, especially considering the mild winter we have had this year.

It is not often you get to see white snow on a pink blossomed tree.  Pretty in a sense, but also a bit weird.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Road block

Maybe a little abstract but an interesting composition IMHO.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Georgetown townhouses

Of course townhouses can be found in all kinds of citys around the world, but for me the style of living seems to define Georgetown in the western section of Washington DC.  It has a charm and style that I enjoy.

Monday, April 9, 2012

National cathedral

A relatively modern, new world take on the gothic cathedral, completed only in the last few decades and located in north-west Washington DC.  It was damaged last year in the earthquake that struck Virginia and the DC area, so stone masons are again working on the structure.  It is impressive.

One really impressive attribute I was unable to witness... the Darth Vader grotesque (not to be confused with a gargoyle) which is in fact real and can be found near the top of the northwest tower if you have good binoculars.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Shopping experience

Skylights, mobiles and escalators add to the high-style of shopping.  It makes the the experience more interesting, which by extension makes the merchandise more stylish.  Shopping becomes entertainment itself.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bridge and tree vines

A sunny spring morning and a pathway over a brook... but what I find interesting is the tree on the far side.  It is covered with vines.

I have photographed and posted this type of growth before in this same park but do not recall seeing it anywhere else.  Not sure if it is one plant or a vine taking over a tree.  Detail view below.