Sunday, August 4, 2013


I have always loved sunflowers. They're tall, bright yellow, and you can eat (or feed birds) the seeds.

Two weeks ago I visited the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area  in Poolesville, MD (still a rural area west of DC that runs along the Potomac River).  There are 2 separate fields that are staggered sunflower plantings.  It is a glorious place; a total of 48 acres!! of happy sunflowers...and even happier photographers!

At the end of the trip I took the long way home via White's Ferry.  The ferry is just west of Poolesville and drops you off just south of Leesburg, VA. It's a short trip, but a fun alternative to highways and bridges.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

How Many Chairs Can One Stuff in a Beetle?

Why is it when I drive the little car I find big items?!  Last week I drove the 4Runner down to Richmond and only brought back books, a frame, framed art and some glassware...and today, I drive the Beetle, I find 2 chairs...hmmmm

I spent a whopping $12 for both chairs...woohoo!

I actually got both chairs in the beetle and got home before it started raining!

She may look ugly, but she's got "good bones". Some ASCP, and new fabric, et voila!

Love this vintage outdoor chair!