The fireworks prove tricky to photograph – especially getting certain things like exposure and focus right. That’s when I decide to turn off my camera’s auto-focus, twist the lens and blur the suckers to a point beyond recognition.
Posts tagged ‘virginia’
“These are called suckers,” my dad tells me, pointing to a small shoot on the tomato plant growing in the fork between two branches. Strangely, the more I learn about pruning these suckers, the more I learn about the writing life.
Whether on the Camino or at my desk, I often find getting started is both the hardest and the best thing I can do, for after an hour of hobbling down the trail like a woman three times my age – or slowly tapping away at my laptop – that little thing called momentum starts to build.
It’s that time again: when, whether or not you have plans for the night, you can’t help but be infected by the excitement in the air. The buzz of one year coming to an end and another about to begin, the intoxicating thrill of fireworks and champagne.
“I was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, for a while, about which the less said the better, and then I was in the Mediterranean, about which the more said the better.” —Harry Matthews, American author Brief note: this is my entry into the TBEX Blog Carnival Contest sponsored by Choice Hotels International Services Corp via Cambria [...]
It’s been a while since I’ve made an audio slideshow, but today I came across more great examples on my favorite travel writing website, World Hum–inspiring slideshows like Abbie Kozolychk‘s “The Family Jewels” and an older one I just discovered, Doug Mack‘s Not-So-Flattering Views of Famous European Landmarks. I love the way the slideshows let [...]
“Emily: We can’t just throw him out in the snow. Walter: Why not? He loves the snow. He’s told me 15 times.” –from the film, Elf 1. Never say never. “Does it snow where you’re from?” many British colleagues and friends asked me before I left London for home. I assured them I’m from Virginia [...]
A couple of months ago, I posted a blog titled “Sunset in the Suburbs.” It told the story of a particularly striking sunset here in the suburbs of Suffolk, Virginia – a sunset that got me thinking about how I view the world around me. I began to recall the sunsets I’d seen throughout my [...]