Saturday, November 30, 2013


These limes caught my eye; I love how Whole Foods stacks their produce so beautifully.  I wanted to take more photos, but I got the "evil eye" from the produce manager.  Next time, I am after the party-colored peppers...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gingko Trees

One of my favorite places to wander and photograph is University of Virginia's Blandy Experimental Farm. The State Arboretum of Virginia is located within the Blandy farm.  It is a wonderful four-season experience.  My favorite time, of course, is Autumn.  Blandy is home to a large grove of ginkgo trees. For a brief period in October, the whole grove is golden; the tiny fan-shaped leaves painted gold.  The golden leaves don't stay long on the trees, and when the leaves fall of the tree, it's all at once...and the base of the grove is blanketed in a glorious gold carpet.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fleur de Sel Caramels

I love salt. I love caramel.  Combine the two and I can't resist! 
<insert snarky references about the Toronto mayor>

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Yates Ford Road

I live in the last bit of rural part of Fairfax County, VA; just outside of the tiny town of Clifton.  Yates Ford is a winding, narrow road; go one way and you pass Paradise Springs Winery, and the road eventually ends at Hemlock Overlook Park and Bull Run.  Go the other way, Yates Ford zips onto Clifton Road, then zags back off to the left (never could figure out why) and eventually you wind up back into the hectic/traffic-filled Fairfax County.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Say Hello to my Little Friend

This big boy was outside my front door this morning!

He was very patient and let me photograph him...